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Disclosure: I purchased these items myself. All opinions are my own. During isolation for COVID-19, I realized I was running out of basic cotton panties. Like, literally running out. I had just tossed a bunch of pairs that were beyond repair and all that was left was a drawer full of very fancy panties. Which is all fine and good, but sometimes you just need simple, breathable underwear to run […]

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Y’all know how I feel regarding making a clear distinction between silk and satin, but just in case you haven’t seen me talk about it, let me screenshot a tweet. That said, I understand why a lot of folks conflate the two. Even retailers and brands (who really should know better) often use silk and satin interchangeably. Unfortunately, this folly can result in misplaced expectations. Alas, it is the truth […]

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Of all the purported “Victoria’s Secret killers,” budget chain retailer Target could do the most damage. Earlier this year, Business Insider reported that Target’s three new intimates lines, Auden, Stars Above, and Colsie, would be manufactured in sizes ranging “between XS and 4X for underwear and sleepwear and from 32AA to 46G for bras.” 46 bands and G cups? At a budget retailer? Yes, please! The launch presented us with […]

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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Yandy I love loungewear. Whenever someone tells me they’re new to lingerie but want to give it a try, loungewear or sleepwear is the first thing I suggest, for four reasons: Sleepwear is size-flexible. Most lingerie, but especially bras and knickers, requires you to know your exact size or measurements. And, for a lot reasons, ranging from size variation between brands to an uncertainty […]

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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Bettie Page Lingerie by Playful Promises. If you’re just looking for the lookbook and fit notes, scroll to the bottom! Josephine Baker. Dorothy Dandridge. Eartha Kitt. Lena Horne. Billie Holiday. Tina Turner. Iman. These women were the faces of glamour in my childhood. Beautiful, iconic women who were not only black, but also massively talented and gorgeous to boot. They were a balm to […]

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