Posts from December, 2009

The Lingerie Addict Awards: Best Lingerie & Stockings of 2009

The very best of the best lingerie in 20 different categories.

Agree? Disagree? Tell me what you think in the comments!

Best Lingerie Retailer (modern): Figleaves

Best Lingerie Retailer (retro): La Magia [Editor’s Note: As of January 2015, this site appears to be defunct]

Best Lingerie Retailer (indie/vintage): Dollhouse Bettie

Best Socks Retailer: Sock Dreams

Best Stockings Retailer: Stockings HQ

Best Limited Edition Lingerie Line: Dita von Teese for Wonderbra
Best Luxury Lingerie Brand: Chantal Thomass, Hopeless Lingerie

Best Everyday Lingerie: Elita (for petite figures), Natori (for all sizes)

Best Retro Lingerie (budget): Rago

Best Retro Lingerie (luxury): Kiss Me Deadly

Best Stockings (overall): Cervin

Best Stockings (trend/budget): Jonathon Aston

Best Authentic Vintage Stockings: Kay Marel & Magnolia Hosiery [Editor’s Note: This site appears to be defunct]

Best Pantyhose: Pretty Polly

Best Tights (budget): We Love Colors

Best Tights (luxury basic): Wolford

Best Tights (luxury fashion): Bebaroque

Best Leggings: Black Milk

Best Corset (budget/off the rack): Timeless Trends

Best corset (custom): Electra Designs, Totally Waisted, SugarKitty

*Photo by Vanessa Ho

Stockings & Lingerie Blog–10 Best Posts of 2009

I’ve made lots of new friends this year. Besides thanking each and every one of you, I want to make some of my better posts more accessible. If you’ve just discovered The Lingerie Addict (formerly Stockings Addict), I believe these 10 entries are essential reading.

Why Write a Stockings Blog? and Stockings Addict: The 500th Post! are the place to start if you want to know a little bit more about me, why I write this blog, and where I want to go with it.

How to Buy Lingerie You’ll Actually Wear is a great 10-step guide for ensuring that the only panties in your drawer will be those you can’t wait to put on.

The 3 Kinds of Lingerie You Should Buy Online and the The 3 Kinds of Lingerie You Should Never Buy Online are great jumping-off points for people who are transitioning from brick-and-mortar shopping to online shopping. But even experienced online shoppers can find good tips here.

3 Steps to Buying Lingerie from E-bay is the perfect guide if you’re thinking of getting some knickers from everyone’s favorite auction site. E-bay is my personal choice for vintage pretties.

Should You Wear Stockings to Work? is a post I made for “Wear Stockings to Work Week.” But as a young professional, these are also the questions I asked when deciding whether or not to wear nylons to the office.

On Stockings & Subterfuge: a guest post from Catherine of Kiss Me Deadly is written by the very same Catherine who sponsored the corset giveaway! Brilliantly written from the P.O.V of a lingerie insider this post is incredibly educational. If you’ve ever wondered why companies charge different prices for the exact same product, you need to read this.

Nude Hosiery for Women of Color and Stockings, Tights, & Pantyhose for Curvy Gals are part of my continuing efforts to make The Lingerie & Stockings Addict a more diverse and welcoming space for everyone, no matter their color, size, or gender. Expect more posts like this in 2010.

Love a different set of posts? Let me know in the comments! If I get enough, I’ll write another entry with your favorites. Happy Reading!

Look for Less: Kiki de Montparnasse Garter Tank

Back in February, I reviewed the Kiki de Montparnasse Garter Tank and, without going into too much detail, was left terribly dissapointed.

I still really like the casually sexy look of a garter tank though, and I’ve been looking for a suitable replacement ever since. Now I’ve found two.

Etsy designer Clarebare makes an Organic Bamboo Jersey Garter Tank which is cuter than hell, sells for only $48, and comes in 4 different colors…not to mention being custom made.

Dollhouse Bettie also designs a Ribbed Cotton Garter Dress modeled off a classic Hanes tank. Available in black or grey, their version retails for $62.50.

Whatever you decide, either one is an infinitely better option than spending $150 on KdM’s “luxury” version. Click on the look for less tag to see more of these money-saving features!

Lust!: Batgirl Bodysuit from Topshop

Haven’t done one a lust feature in awhile, but I am positively swooning over this adorable Batgirl bodysuit from Topshop. At only £20.00 ($40 US), it’s definitely an affordable splurge.

What do you think? I kind of want to pull a Lady Gaga and wear this to the club with fishnets, ankle booties, and a cat mask…but I won’t. ;-)

P.S. Thanks to Pippa of Clashing Time for sharing this with me!

1 Week Left: Playful Promises Lingerie Giveaway!

I’m sure things are chaotic between Christmas and New Year’s, but in case it’s slipped your mind, don’t forget to enter the delightful contest Playful Promises is sponsoring at The Lingerie Addict! You can win a black satin bra, panty, and garter belt set worth $85. Enter five different ways:

1) Leave a comment on the original post.
2) Visit the Playful Promises website and tell me what else you like.
3) Tell me who your favorite pin-up girl is! Use this article if you need help.
4) Post this giveaway in your Blog, Facebook, or LiveJournal.
5) Re-tweet the giveaway. Please remember to follow me on Twitter too!

Giveaway ends 12/31/09 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Giveaway is open to U.S. and non-U.S. residents. Winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator on 1/2/10. Good luck and I hope you’re having a happy holiday!

Luxury Lingerie Sales: Agent Provocateur, La Perla, Wolford, and More!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Have you entered the Playful Promises Lingerie Giveaway yet?

Now that the holidays are over, stores are tripping over themselves to get rid of current stock before spring lines come in. If you’ve been eyeing some particularly expensive lingerie, now is the time to snap it up. Here are my top 10 picks for ladies with champagne tastes and grape juice budgets.

There are some great pieces here for Valentine’s Day too, in case you want to start shopping early. ;-)

Wolford Opaque Natural Light Bra, Panty, and Garter Belt
Was $200, Now $99

Stella McCartney “Louise Dancing” Bra & Panty
Was $240, Now $120
(Thong also available)
La Perla “Indominatable” Lace Bra & Thong
Was $395, Now $150.75
(French Knicker also available)
Agent Provocateur “Aliyah” Bra, Panty, & Suspender Belt
Was $300, Now $160
Agent Provocateur “Tatiana” Basque
Was $330, Now $170

Was $350, Now $180

La Perla “Fire” Bra & Thong
Was $454, Now $183
La Perla “Black Label” Leavers Lace Top
Was $617, Now $186
Damaris “Frission” Balconette Bra & Brief
Was $339, Now $203.40
Aubade “La Belle Tenebreuse” Nightgown
Was $395, Now $276.50

Happy Holidays from The Lingerie Addict!

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Happy Holidays to all my readers! I hope you get everything thing you wanted…and then some!

For my part, I want to thank you for the best gift of all…the gift of your time. There are so many other places you could be, but you choose to visit me, and for that I am immeasurably grateful.

If you’re lucky enough to get lingerie for Christmas, please tell me here! I’d love to hear about your goodies. :-)

Yours Always,

P.S. If I’m on your blogroll (or if you want to add me), please use my new address: Thanks!

Skin Lingerie Sale at Hautelook

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Psst…don’t forget to enter the Playful Promises Lingerie Giveaway!

Katie at Knickers Blog [Editor’s Note: As of January 2015, this site appears to be defunct] gets the credit for telling me about this sale.

Skin, a neophyte on the lingerie and loungewear scene, creates undergarments that are best described as simply sensual. I particularly love the soft fabrics and sophisticated shapes because they’re all about enhancing every woman’s natural beauty.

Access to the sale is by invitation only and pieces are selling for up to 70% off retail price (the stockings above were $90, now $27). At the very least, I think it’s worth signing up to see an alternate perspective on lingerie.

So…what do you think of those stockings? Boring? Or Beautiful?

Holiday Lingerie Shopping Guide: Pin-up, Burlesque, & Retro Lingerie

Hey! Don’t forget to enter the Playful Promises Lingerie Giveaway!Between Mad Men, Dita von Teese, and the rebirth of Burlesque, people are getting passionate over all things vintage. I’ve posted a few of my favorite throwback designs below, but I want to know what you think of this trend.Yay or nay…is retro lingerie here to stay?
Jonathan Aston: $11.81
Nothing says “pin-up” like a pair of backseam stockings, and I adore the vintage-inspired fancy heel on these.
Figleaves: $96.50
Dita von Teese’s second collection for Wonderbra, this festive red bra and high waist garter belt (looove those button details!) is sure to please.
Babygirl Boutique: $123.90
I go ga-ga for sheer lingerie. Done well, it’s so seductive. Plus, everything in this range was designed by Bernie Dexter!
Hepburn & Leigh: $53.55 (with discount code WELCOME)
Kiss Me Deadly makes yet another appearance on the Lingerie Addict’s blog. I own this girdle dress in two different colorways, and it’s the perfect blend of practical and provocative.
Cameo Intimates: $89.76 [Editor’s Note: As of January 2015, this site appears to be defunct]
While I don’t yet own this garter panty, I did review the stretch bullet bra here. A bullet bra and full cut panty not only represent classic pin-up, they’re flattering on almost every figure.
Secrets in Lace: $52.99
Did I mention I loved sheer lingerie? Even better than sheer alone is sheer with some accompanying detail…like the pleats on this pin-up brief.
What Katie Did: $103.31
What Katie Did is bringing the bullet bra back in a BIG way after several recent features in Vogue. This set is both classy and captivating.
FairyGothMother: $314.59
A newcomer on the luxury lingerie scene, I am already enamored of Cadolle’s slinky take on your grandmother’s favorite girdle.
Looking for vintage-styled dresses to wear over your sexy new retro lingerie? Here are three that caught my eye…

Trashy Diva: $143

Heartbreaker Fashion: $55

Modcloth: $137.99