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A roundup of everything interesting that happened in the world of lingerie this month… [The Advocate] Texas Lingerie Store Caught Off-Guard by Trans Customer – Petticoat Fair, a lingerie store in Austin, TX was visited by trans woman Kylie Jack, who requested a bra fitting. The employee asked Ms. Jack for an ID listing her as female — which Kylie didn’t possess — and then proceeded to deny her service. After the incident, […]

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A roundup of everything interesting that happened in the world of lingerie this month… [Time Magazine] Lingerie Store Under Fire for Mannequins So Skinny Their Ribs Poke Out – La Perla made headlines when a blogger discovered their mannequins have visible ribs. Many criticized La Perla for promoting unrealistic beauty standards, and La Perla responded quickly by promising to remove the mannequins from all their stores. [Slate] Patent Style: A fashionista’s […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. It’s an annoyance many a friend has lamented: It’s nearly impossible to wear matching underwear on a daily basis. The average woman owns about three to four times as many panties as she does bras and takes special care to wash them after each use, while alternately, bras can usually go two to four wears before requiring laundering. With these statistics, it’s easy to […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. After a hiatus of several seasons, the Victoria’s Secret “Designer Collection” has returned. The first high-end Designer Collection debuted with much fanfare in January 2012, but since then I’ve heard very little about new collections. In fact, it was beginning to seem like VS had given up on making headway into this market. My first impression of this new collection is that it’s a […]

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Last week, the internet was all afire with the news that Victoria’s Secret, probably the most famous lingerie company in the world, would not be making bras for women who’ve had mastectomies. In case you haven’t yet heard of this story, Allana Maiden (who’s mother is a breast cancer survivor) created a Change.org petition a few months ago asking Victoria’s Secret to begin making and selling mastectomy bras. Victoria’s Secret […]

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I still cringe and scrunch up my face at the name. (Ask my friends!) And while I don’t have the exact date in mind of our official break up, I do know it was somewhere around 2004. Having been loyal through my late high school and college years, I couldn’t imagine any another life. After all, what I’d seen in newspapers (yes those old things!), magazines, and catalogs for years […]

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About a month ago, while I was still away on my honeymoon, I got a ton of e-mails from people asking what I thought about Victoria’s Secret’s controversial new “Bright Young Things” collection. Though it’s old news by now, I wanted to discuss it anyway because I think this entire story (and, more importantly, people’s responses to it) brought up a lot of the issues I have with the way […]

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About a year ago, the most famous lingerie brand in the world – Victoria’s Secret – launched a brand new, high-end Designer Collection. With prices of up to $300US for a sheer lace merrywidow, The Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection was meant to be an answer to the market’s renewed demand for luxury lingerie. And in fact Victoria’s Secret booted out all the luxury lingerie designers they’d been carrying up to […]

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The year’s biggest date night is almost upon us and if you are one of the many millions of people fretting over the details then you are not alone. Each year many of us face the usual questions: Who will be my Valentine? What will we do to celebrate? What should I wear? And my most frequently asked question: What underwear will I wear? It can often be a very […]

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Unless you’ve been on a media diet for the last month or so, you probably know that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (VSFS) happened last week. Billed as the “Sexiest Night on Television,” this year was the 10th televised broadcast of VSFS (even though there’s been a version of the show since the mid-90’s) and it’s turned into a bit of a tradition. Between its millions of viewers (and subsequent […]

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