The Lingerie Addict Awards: The 20 Best Lingerie Brands of 2015
Welcome to TLA's last editorial post of 2015! Our "Best of the Year" feature, an annual tradition since 2009, is meant to be a roundup of some of the most interesting, exciting, innovative, and noteworthy brands in the world of intimate apparel today.
My team and I are share our favorites and recommendations, discussing which brands we think are standouts and which ones we should watch for another year. I review news articles and tradeshow reports, as well as TLA's own stats and social media platforms, to see what's made an impression on our readers or the names people have consistently recommended all year. And finally, the last little bit of it is just gut instinct. Who do we feel is about make waves? Who's doing something truly unique that we've never seen before? If two brands are neck-and-neck for a particular category, is one doing a little bit more than the other to push the industry forward in some way?
As always, this year's list, despite being put together with a lot of thought and care, is entirely subjective. My idea of what constitutes an outstanding brand may be different from yours, and I encourage you to share your own favorites or top picks in the comments section below. If you're wondering about previous years, take a look at our Lingerie Addict Award winners from the past: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.
In your opinion, what makes a lingerie brand truly remarkable? And what are you hoping to see more of from the lingerie industry in 2016?
Brand to Watch in 2016: Katherine Hamilton Intimates
Best Newcomer: Maude Nibelungen
Best Directional Brand: Tisja Damen
Best Luxury Overall: Carine Gilson
Best New Luxury: Pillowbook Lingerie
Best Indie: La Fille d'O
Best Corsetry: Angela Stringer Corsetry
Best Full Bust (Luxury): Adina Reay
Best Full Bust (Mid-Priced): Playful Promises
Best Small Bust: Handmade by Elma
Best Plus Size: Goddess Lingerie
Best Mastectomy: AnaOno Intimates
Best LGBTQIA-friendly: Origami Customs
Best Loungewear: Boudoir by D'Lish
Best Hosiery: Erica M.
Best Budget Brand: Oh La La Cheri
Best Ethical: PACT
Best Vintage-Inspired: Coco's Retro Closet
Best Boutique: Bluestockings Boutique
Best Ad Campaign: THINX