The last steamy days of summer call for easy-breezy lingerie. Lightweight bralettes made special with touches of silk and eyelash lace really up the glamour factor. Top them with delicate chains and crystals that catch the sunshine, and it will feel like the romance of summer never ends. A dreamy new collection by New York-based Uye Surana is an ode to everyone’s favorite season. Titled Luminary City, designer Monica Wesley […]

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Corsets are complex beasts! Their creation requires not only exacting techniques, but some specialized components as well. Today I’m going to discuss the basic elements of a corset in their most common forms. As corsets have such a long history and can be assembled with a range of techniques, there are plenty of variations on these parts. Here I’ll be focusing on the most widely used types. Understanding basic corset construction can […]

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Personal preference aside, American society believes breasts should look a certain way. They should be smooth, separated, perky half-spheres that ignore gravity and have no visible nipples, else people perceive them as looking vulgar, obvious, or strange. But this preference for the gravity-defying, no-nipple look hasn’t always existed. The first part of this series examined the changing ideals of breast shape in America, from the 1920s to the 1950s. The second part continues […]

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In an industry that usually plays it safe, shying away from bold prints and silhouettes and compromising on sizing, Playful Promises is breaking the mold. This independent brand has been slowly growing, developing a distinctive point of view while embracing its commitment to expanding its full bust offerings. Their Spring/Summer 2016 collection is a delightfully fashion forward blend of retro and modern, whimsical and classic, edgy and romantic. Several core […]

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For the first time ever, I’ve found myself almost totally unexcited about the upcoming lingerie season. Part of this may be general bra fatigue (I see a lot of bras at work!) but most of it is simply the feeling I have seen all of these pieces before. While I still love lingerie and regularly find pieces I adore, the industry as a whole seems more driven by seasons and […]

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Is your business running a lingerie sale? Send it to sales@thelingerieaddict.com! Note: (Online only) Sales must be received by Friday at 12pm PST for inclusion in that week’s sales post. There is no charge for inclusion in the weekly sales post. This is a listing of more recent sales. For a full list of lingerie sales, including newsletter discounts and permanent sale pages, click here. General Sales: Buy 2 Samanta or Sawren bra […]

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There’s an unfortunate misconception that corsets can only be worn by certain body types. Often when I am working an event (as opposed to in front of a sewing machine), I will hear the following sentence: “They won’t have a corset that fits me, I’m too…” But let me be clear. Just as there’s no such thing as a “bikini body,” there’s no requirement for any dimension or proportion for you to wear a […]

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I’ve had a bit of a secret crush on Madame Aime for a couple of seasons now. We talked about them after last year’s Curvexpo (when the brand was still Monette Paris), and they’ve lingered in my thoughts ever since. In a sea of triangle bralettes and bondage-inspired body harnesses, Madame Aime has emerged as a modern intimates brand reviving classic French traditions. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the label was founded by […]

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Lately, I’ve been made aware of something very disturbing, and, to be perfectly honest, downright sickening. Someone who goes by the name Tom Slew (Skype Name: tom.slew1), is pretending to be affiliated with The Lingerie Addict in order to get women to send him nude, topless, and lingerie-clad photos. This person is posting multiple ads all over the country all with the same script: send photos, talk on Skype, show […]

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Vintage-inspired lingerie is all over the market right now, from 1950s-inspired lace and tassels to high-cut 80s-style bodysuits, but the most popular bras from mainstream manufacturers in the US disregard the silhouettes of the past and create just one shape: globular. Personal preference aside, American society tells us breasts should look a certain way. A quick glance online through the lingerie section of a department store or clothing retailer’s bra section online like […]

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