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Neon Duchess

There have been so many beautiful corset photos and design concepts coming up on my Facebook feed lately! I simply had to compile a handful of my favorite designs and news items into a post for you. I just adore everything about this Sian Hoffman photo by Tim Bret Day. The hair, the set, the pose, and especially that corset! This quirky panty girdle features an ouvert rear, attached garters, […]

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Buying handmade is awesome. As an independent, one-woman business, I not only create a handmade product but I try to support other indie handmade designers as well.  Sometimes, when trying to order from other designers, I even find myself falling into the same pitfalls that can cause me frustration when coming from my own clients! Today I’m going to talk about the process of communicating with a designer who creates […]

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In corsetry, custom, bespoke, and made-to-measure all mean essentially the same thing, just as ready-to-wear, off-the-rack, and made-to-order have similar or overlapping definitions, depending on the maker. Which means they should all follow a similar process, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. All too often, I hear sad tales of made-to-measure corsets that don’t fit because an essential step was skipped. Here’s what you should expect when ordering a […]

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I first became aware of hip fins on corsets via Sparklewren, though there are quite a few couture corsets (particularly corset bodies) that feature them. Though “hip fins” has become the commonly accepted name for them, I like to think of them as miniature panniers; they could also be considered a sort of floating gore or a stiffened semi-peplum. This detail generally parallels the iliac crest and emphasizes the dramatized […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. One of the questions I’m asked most frequently on TLA is, “Where can I buy a good corset?” Though I’ve been writing about lingerie for years now, it’s still a question I totally understand. Even the most inexpensive (but still good quality) steel-boned corset will cost around $75. A corset with custom measurements, high quality fabrics, or special details (like fan-lacing or a lace […]

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