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Corset: Crikey Aphrodite | Model: Victoria Dagger | Photo © Sparklewren As covered last week, corsets are (justifiably) expensive.  A friend of mine joked that I could’ve summed that whole article up as “corsets are hard” — touché, James. Still, corsets come in a huge range of price points. What’s “reasonable”? What should you expect when spending that much money on a garment? How much should you even think about spending in […]

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Alexis’ amazing guest post about lingerie and cosplay a few weeks ago got me thinking. Though I’ve never attended San Diego Comic-Con, I do attend Dragon*Con and Emerald City Comicon and Portland Comicon pretty regularly. And while I don’t think of myself as a “cosplayer” (in my opinion, that implies a level of skill I simply don’t have), dressing up is definitely part of how I have fun at these […]

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I’m probably going to sound like a total fangirl right now, but I don’t care because Lucy of Lucy’s Corsetry is amazing. She is the online authority for corsetry and has put together the best, most regularly updated resource I know of when it comes to buying, wearing, and discussing corsets. My interest in corsets is very much casual. I think they’re beautiful. I enjoy wearing them on occasion. I […]

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I’ve always been interested in corsets, both as practical undergarments and as works of art unto themselves, but it wasn’t until recently that I began paying close attention to Orchard Corset. When I first started blogging, they weren’t nearly the powerhouse they are today. The Orchard Corset of 2008 or so specialized in fashion “corsets” (a bit like the ones you’ll find at Frederick’s of Hollywood) and some shapewear (girdles, […]

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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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