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Lingerie 101: The 5 Most Common Types of Lingerie Fabrics

At The Lingerie Addict, nerding out about lingerie is our favorite thing. Sometimes, this means sharing the lingerie we wished we bought. Other times, it means discussing lingerie construction methods, or exploring what “ethically made” really means. Today, we’re talking fabrics. What types of fabrics are popular for lingerie? How can you identify them, and what are they used for? The following five fabrics are some of the most popular […]

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Disclosure: All of the garters reviewed here were personal gifts to me. All opinions are my own. When most people think of garters today, they think of a wedding tradition, or of a garter belt used to hold up stockings. They rarely consider the textile bands used to secure stockings from previous centuries. The earliest garters had no stretch and were tied just below the knee to hold up their […]

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A feature on Ellesmere Lingerie is long overdue. I’ve admired their collections for several seasons now, but hadn’t been able to find room in the editorial calendar for an article. Well no more, because you really need to see this Canadian label. Independent lingerie brands are experiencing a kind of second renaissance, moving beyond the early days of Etsy (a platform which helped to revolutionize the lingerie industry), and finding […]

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The 15 Best Lingerie Addict Articles of 2017

To be honest, I was almost afraid of putting together this year’s “Best of TLA” post. We didn’t publish as many articles in 2017 as previous years (largely due to the book , but also because of the move), and I was worried there wouldn’t be enough good posts for this feature. But I’m rather elated to say I was wrong. Our Best of the Year roundup is meant to focus […]

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The vast majority of lingerie is manufactured outside of the United States. There are various reasons why, but the root of this phenomenon is simple: US labor is expensive. In fact, the cost of labor is the most expensive part of making lingerie. Since apparel, especially lingerie, is undervalued in the current retail market, manufacturers are continuously looking for cheaper ways to manufacture their products. This means trade agreements, like […]

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