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Today’s article is by Catherine Clavering of Kiss Me Deadly, a retro femme lingerie brand known for its sarcasm, wit, feminism…and damn good style. I think “5 minute crafts” is ruining people’s lingerie. Bear with me. I’ve seen unleashed a slew of “life hacks” online that are often total nonsense and subsequently have people in my inbox with statements like, “I washed my knickers in lemon juice, and it wrecked […]

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Today’s guest post is brought to you by Heidi of Strait Laced Dame, a corset maker, waist trainer, and corset educator. Connect with Heidi on her Instagram or YouTube channel to see more of her work. As most corset wearers will tell you, your very first corset opens up whole new realm of possibilities. The way corset enthusiasts approach lingerie, everyday clothing, and even our own gorgeous bodies is suddenly […]

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Bras aren’t supposed to hurt. With the right fit, those tiny pieces of fabric, slivers of metal, and delicate findings can lift many pounds of flesh without you even noticing it’s on. But when something’s off, it’s really off, and that bra won’t let you forget about it. The wrong undergarments can ruin your day. So I’ve written a troubleshooting guide to solving your painful bra problems, from the straps […]

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Some of the most extravagant everyday bras are designed for the Japanese market. These bras are often heavily padded for forward projection and lots of cleavage, then decorated with over-the-top details like 3D floral embroidered appliques, contrast bows, and romantic fabric gathers. If you’re into fanciful embellishments like bows, flowers, and butterflies, Japanese lingerie might be exactly your thing. However, if you live outside of Japan, it’s not the most […]

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The other day I pulled one of my favorite silk slips out of my closet, only to discover a huge tear! I always washed it in the delicate cycle of my washing machine as the care label suggested; however, the fibers had become weak and thin, and eventually pulled away from each other, creating an almost threadbare spot on the hip. (This is a good reminder to take proper care of […]

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