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50 Lingerie Sales for the Week of 7/25/15

Is your business running a lingerie sale? Send it to sales@thelingerieaddict.comNote: (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:

 

 

Sales With Expiration Dates:

Sales With Discount Codes:

gilt bras

Via: Gilt

Sample Sales:

  • Bras: Shop by Size sale at Gilt (ends 8/1)
  • The Intimates Shop at Hautelook (ends 7/28)
  • Cosabella at MyHabit (ends 7/29)
  • Montelle Intimates at MyHabit (ends 7/31)
  • $9 and Up Bras, Panties, and More at MyHabit (ends 8/1)
  • $14 and Up Sleepwear and Robes at MyHabit (ends 8/1)
  • Make Waves: Bikinis at MyHabit (ends 8/1)
  • Make Waves: One Pieces and Tankinis at MyHabit (ends 8/1)
  • Le Mystere and More at Zulily (ends 7/26)
  • Wireless Nursing Bra Sale at Zulily (ends 7/26)
  • Cake Lingerie at Zulily (ends 7/27)
  • Your Perfect Wireless Fit at Zulily (ends 7/28)
  • Take a Brief Look at Zulily (ends 7/28)

 

Please keep in mind that no matter what country a retailer is located in, many of them ship internationally.

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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And the Winner of the Edge O’ Beyond Giveaway is…

 

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Nolwenn Brand!

Congratulations, Nolwenn! I’ll be in touch with you shortly regarding the details of your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Lingerie of the Week: Michi Medusa Jumpsuit

One of the things I’ve never shared about these Lingerie of the Week features is that they share a dual purpose. Yes, part of the point is to share what I think is new, cool, exciting, and interesting. But the other part, the other purpose, to these posts is to create a sort of archive, a font of lingerie memories that others can access. So often, I recall a brand or garment that’s no longer available, not even in pictures, and then I wish I’d covered them in a lingerie of the week feature or shared their photo in a trend roundup. Particularly when I’m looking back to the early years of this blog, there’s so much lingerie history that’s disappeared into the aether… all because I just assumed it would always be there. That someone else would find these items noteworthy and memorable and save them. But now I know that’s not the case. Most of the lingerie blogs around when I started have gone quiet.

Michi’s Medusa Jumpsuit straddles multiple lines: activewear, lingerie, outerwear. To me, it reads like an ultra high-tech catsuit — the sort of thing a burglar of the future would wear (or perhaps a rebooted Catwoman or Hawkeye). But it’s also an intrinsically practical garment, constructed from eight-way stretch, high performance fabrics from Sweden. Yes, it looks cool, and yes, that’s deliberate, but this jumpsuit is meant to be incredibly functional as well.

We’ve covered Michi here on TLA before. Their fashion-forward athletic strikes a chord with me. After seeing that the label’s made in Canada, I’m even more interested; lingerie produced in North America has become an increasingly rare specimen. But if I’m perfectly honest, none of those are the reasons I truly like this jumpsuit. I like it because I think it would make feel like a badass, and really, at the end of the metaphorical, that’s what I want from all of my lingerie.

michi bionic bodysuit

If catsuits aren’t your thing, Michi also produces a long-sleeved “Bionic Bodysuit.” Again, this is supposed to be athletic wear (perhaps for dance or yoga?), but it works so well as lingerie. I covet it.

The Medusa Jumpsuit is $395. The Bionic Bodysuit is $325. Size range for both pieces is XS-L fitting a maximum US 10 (though, as a point of comparison, I’m a US 8/10 and outside the size chart for their pieces). Garments are an 88% nylon/12% Lycra blend, and many of their products are made on ShopBop (though not these two specifically).

What do you think of Michi? Would you wear something like this to the gym or dance studio?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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12 Maternity Swimsuits for This Summer

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With little more than a month left ’till Labor Day, there’s still time to take a beach holiday. The maternity sector of the lingerie industry has picked up considerably over the last few years, but in terms of swim, things still lag a bit behind.

While I’m glad there are options, many of these designs are on the plain side of things, which, of course, may have some practical considerations, but the end result is a sea of similar silhouettes with very few options in terms of prints and patterns (lots of stripes, lots of dots). I’d like to see some florals in this sector, maybe even a bit of mesh or abstract. But I guess if you’re only wearing the swimsuit for less than a year, maybe being on-trend isn’t that important? I suppose I’ll find out how I feel when it comes time for me to buy a maternity swimsuit one day.

Below are a few of my favorite finds (including a rash guard!). Do you have any go-to places for good maternity swimwear? And do you think it’s important for maternity swim to follow the trends in mainstream swim?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Top 9 Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Nordstrom’s annual anniversary sale is in full swing, and that makes it a great time to stock up on lingerie basics. For those that’ve never heard of it, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is when Fall/Winter items are marked down at the beginning of the season (as opposed to the end). Intimates aside, this is usually when I buy items like sweatshirts, sweaters, and jackets…the sort of things I know I’m going to need in just a few months time.

The intimate apparel section of the sale is a bit different than ready to wear because lingerie is inherently seasonless (yes, I know it officially has seasons, but no one’s bra is “out of date” just because it was bought a few months ago). Classic underwear staples like the Natori Feathers Bra or the Hanky Panky Classic Thong are reduced. And I don’t just mean the fashion color; every color, including the basics, is on sale (and you know how rarely that sort of thing happens).

Anniversary Sale ends Monday, August 3rd, and after that all prices go up. As always, Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns (some of the easiest returns in the industry in fact), so if there’s something you’ve been wanting to try, now’s a great time to give it a go.

Did you shop the Anniversary Sale? If so, what did you pick up?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Lingerie Wishlist: Carine Gilson Printed Silk Satin & Lace Lingerie Set

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carine gilson printed silk bra set

Of all the lingerie brands I have yet to try, Carine Gilson is the one I most covet. In a world where the phrase “luxury lingerie” is thrown around all too often to refer to definitively average products, Carine Gilson is a reminder of what true luxury lingerie can be.

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The brand’s attention to detail is world-renowned; their fabrics and laces legendary. The reputation they’ve built in the world of intimate apparel is unparalleled, with our columnists describing the label as “100% luxury,” “the crème de la crème,” “the epitome of luxury in the lingerie world,” and “the reigning queen of luxury lingerie.” One doesn’t acquire that sort of prestige by accident. One earns it by being the very best.

carine gilson bra

While I’d ideally like to own one of Carine Gilson’s robes or camisoles one day, this bra and panty set is what’s caught my eye for now. At $760 for both pieces, this is by no means an affordable indulgence for the average consumer, but it is the chance to own, what is in effect, heirloom lingerie. So much lingerie (like most items of clothing nowadays) is made with the assumption that it will eventually end up in the landfill. But this set is meant to be treasured, and, with the proper care and attention, could likely last for years, if not decades. And while I don’t know if this will be the year I make Carine Gilson a part of my personal collection, I do know it will be a defining moment in my lingerie addiction when it happens.

carine gilson knicker

What do you think of Carine Gilson? Has anyone had the supreme treat of buying a piece form this designer?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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40 Lingerie Sales for the Week of 7/18/15

L'agent by Agent Provocateur via Pleasurements

L’agent by Agent Provocateur via Pleasurements

Is your business running a lingerie sale? Send it to sales@thelingerieaddict.comNote: (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:

 

kiss me deadly corset

Kiss Me Deadly

 

Sales With Expiration Dates:

Nomad by Frances Smily

Nomad by Frances Smily

Sales With Discount Codes:

cosabella

Cosabella via Gilt

 

Sample Sales:

  • Cosabella Lingerie sale at Gilt (ends 7/20)
  • Nanette Lepore swim sale at Rue La La (ends 7/18)
  • $49 and under bras and panties at MyHabit (ends 7/25)
  • Pajama Party at MyHabit (ends 7/20)
  • Feminine Foundations from $7.99 at Zulily (ends 7/21)
  • Fantasy Lingerie & More at Zulily (ends 7/21)
  • The Ideal Bra Boutique at Zulily (ends 7/19)

 

Please keep in mind that no matter what country a retailer is located in, many of them ship internationally.

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Lingerie of the Week: Fairytales by Angela Friedman Lily Silk Bralette & Knickers

angela friedman lily silk bra knickers

It’s starting to look like Seattle’s little bit of summer is already over. While the weather is still gorgeous outside (I plan to take a little tea break and sit in the sun right after publishing this), the high temperatures from 4th of July weekend are already gone and most days are hovering right around the mid-70s. A very comfortable temperature to be sure, but not necessarily what most people associate with summer weather.

That said, I can still celebrate the summer with my lingerie! Fairytales by Angela Friedman is the luxury designer’s new diffusion line offering cheerful, effervescent basics at a lower price point than the main range. Of all the styles debuted so far, my favorite is the silk ‘Lily’ bralette and knicker set. I love the notion of wearing lightweight silk chiffon in the summer, and the pink candy-striped pattern is just fun. The design is simple, but also playful; there’s an element of merriment here which is further enhanced by the fact that you know Angela Friedman is a designer capable of far more ornate and embellished designs. It’s also encouraging to see a well-established designer look for new ways to stay relevant and attract new customers; it’s easy for a brand to stagnate as it grows older, but that’s clearly not the case here.

The Fairytales by Angela Friedman ‘Lily’ set retails at $103 (that includes both items), and is limited edition. Sizes available are XS-L for both pieces (fitting a maximum US 10/12), and the designer encourages those interested to contact them directly about fit since the knickers are non-returnable.

Had you seen Angela’s Friedman’s new diffusion line yet? What do you think of it so far?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Sale Lingerie of the Week: What Katie Did ‘Valerie’ Garter Belt

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what katie did valerie garter belt

I try not to be too snobbish about my lingerie. After all, it’s supposed to be fun. But if there’s one place I’ll admit to being a little snooty, it’s garter belts. Try as I might (and I admit to not trying very hard), I will never stop proclaiming the virtues of the vintage style, 6-strap suspender belt. Yes, I know most folks just want a boudoir accessory. And I know that modern, 4-strap styles are easier to find. And I definitely know it’s a rather odd thing to be a stickler about. But I just can’t help it…I have passionate feelings about the virtues of six straps.

It’s a pretty frequent refrain nowadays to talk about how the quality of fashion has done down in the last few decades. There are lots of reasons for that, including the rise of fast fashion, and the world of lingerie is no exception. However, a classic, retro garter belt, especially one made by a company that knows how (like What Katie Did) is truly just as good as those of yesteryear. Before I even began blogging, I bought one of my first “real” garter belts from this brand. 10 years later, I still have it, and it’s still wearable. That’s not something I can say for most lingerie (though, interestingly enough, all the other items I bought back then and still wear are either authentic vintage or vintage inspired – my Rago corselette, my first custom corset, and a handful of vintage slips from ebay).

I like the Valerie Garter Belt because it’s simple enough for everyday (i.e. no ruffles or other adornments), yet has visual interest in the form of the lacing detail along the front panel. It reminds me of something I would see in the book 1000 Pinup Girls (and, honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was inspired by a photo from there). Factor in the high quality metal grips and clips plus the sale price, and this is the perfect piece for someone who’s been wanting to try this style, but doesn’t want to invest a lot of money to start.

what katie did lulu suspender belt

What Katie Did also has Lulu Garter Belt on sale in beautiful red organza with black lace overlay. Like the Valerie, this is simple enough to wear under even close-fitting clothing, but pretty enough that it still feels special.

Both garter belts are currently retailing for $35. As with all sale items, sizes and availability are limited, so it’s better to buy sooner rather than later if you’re interested. If you happen to be reading this blog post later, and don’t see these items on the WKD website, take a look at their ebay store. It’s an amazing place for WKD clearance.

Have you ever tried What Katie Did’s products? If so, what did you think?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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Lingerie Wishlist: Nightprowl London Valiance Dress

nightprowl london valiance dress

I used to call this feature Lingerie Lust Objects, but then a few people informed that, as my blog, grew, some folks might think I was referring to the women in the photos as objects, so consider this post an official rebrand/announcement to the more innocuous title “Lingerie Wishlist.” I may even call this “Luxury Lingerie Wishlist” at some point, but for now, let’s just go with the two words.

I’ve been circling Nightprowl London’s Valiance Dress for awhile. I first learned about them through a press release (yes, I do read all the press releases I get), and then I had to bookmark this page for regular visitation. I wouldn’t really consider myself a “nightgown person.” I like slips (vintage, usually) to wear around the house, and every once in awhile, I’ll get a chemise. But neither item is necessarily a go-to in my current lingerie wardrobe. This gown, this “evening” dress, well… I want it.

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Let’s start with the burnout (aka ‘Devoré’ fabric… a word I’ve just learned). While modern-day burnout can sometimes feel slightly cheap or look a bit tacky, this garment feels like a throwback to the fabric’s original days as a lace replacement. Here, it’s ornate, elegant, gothic even (can you tell I’ve been watching Penny Dreadful?). The effect against the skin is almost like stained glass… revealing here, concealing there… letting just enough light through to get a sense of the shape underneath.

nightprowl london jet lace dress

While the Valiance Dress is my favorite, I admit that Nightprowl’s Jet Lace Dress and Jet Dress are equally tied for second place. I can’t decide if I prefer a vast expanse of sheer lace or if sheer silk georgette is more my speed. It doesn’t help that they’re both black….

nightprowl london jet dress

Nightprowl London is a luxury lingerie range, and this is reflected in their prices. The Valiance Dress is £450 (approximately $700 USD), while the Jet Lace Dress and Jet Dress are £400 (~$625) and £350 (~$547), respectively. For sizing info, I’d contact the brand directly.

What do you think of Nightprowl London? And are you a fan of long gowns?

Cora

Cora

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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