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Artifice Clothing is one of those goth-y cult fave labels that seem to have been around forever. They’ve been crafting custom fetish-inspired PVC corsets, lingerie, and apparel out of their Toronto studio since 2004. All purchases on their website made to order, while their Etsy store sells samples and pre-made pieces. I remember seeing their work probably a decade ago, but Instagram reintroduced us when a photo of their Clear […]

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With so many measurements required for a well-fitting bra, it’s no wonder that bras have general size standards that other types of clothing lack. For instance, there is almost always a one inch difference between cup sizes, and almost always a two inch difference between band sizes. Compared to other types of women’s clothing, international bra size charts should be pretty easy to follow, right? Like shoe sizes, bra sizes […]

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Asia Monet was a business school graduate with a 9-5 job off Wall Street, when she saw an ad on Craigslist looking for a “bra model.” “I didn’t even know what that was,” says Monet, “But I thought to myself, ‘I wear bras, so why not try?’” That ad led to Monet’s decade-long career as a lingerie fit model, a model rarely seen on billboards or the runway. Rather than […]

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Note: This set was partially purchased by the author and by The Lingerie Addict. Dita Von Teese Lingerie is the rare celebrity lingerie label that can stand on its own. When launched in partnership with an Australian lingerie company, Target, in 2012, the brand had a lower price point as well as a different name: “Von Follies by Dita Von Teese.”  A year later, the name shortened, quality improved, and […]

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The idea of a sample size is fraught with emotion for some people, but as we learned in Part 1 of this series, most samples aren’t meant to be seen by the customer and have nothing to do with the “ideal” human form. Samples are simply garment prototypes, sewn before a style goes into mass production. We also learned that all brands, even those known for having multiple sample sizes […]

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