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Disclaimer: The lingerie in this post was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for review. All opinions are my own. I’ve long been intrigued by the graphic colors and architectural lines of the lingerie and swimwear designs by Chromat. As a queer-owned company, they seem to embody a queer aesthetic that revels in unexpected contours and the sexiness of the play between coverage and sheerness. When, a few years ago, they […]

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Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. I’ll be honest: I’m fascinated by the idea of androgyny in lingerie. Androgyny (when we’re talking about aesthetics) is defined as a blending of masculine and feminine traits, or alternately, as a point between masculine and feminine. But when looking at lingerie, how do you decide whether a look is androgynous or not? As a Supreme Court justice once said about something completely different: […]

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Queer visibility is a strange thing when discussing women’s lingerie. A lot of indie men’s underwear designers are open about being gay and specifically market toward gay men (Andrew Christian comes to mind). Indie lingerie for women, on the other hand, seems to not get marketed as “by queer/for queer.” I wonder why? Is gay male underwear seen as more distinct from straight male underwear, putting pressure on designers to […]

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Chromat is one of those truly innovative brands that is constantly stretching what is possible in the design world. As with their exhilaratingly avant-garde A/W 2014 ‘Bionic Bodies’ collection of wearable exoskeletons, Chromat continues to redefine fashion – what it looks like, how we wear it, how we feel in it, and, ultimately, how we access it. This avant-garde label is always looking to new manufacturing techniques to achieve the complex […]

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It’s time for The Lingerie Addicts’s annual list of our favorite lingerie brands! As always, these labels represent the very best of what the lingerie world has to offer in the entirely subjective opinions of the TLA team. Curious about our top picks from previous years? Then take a look at previous Lingerie Addict Award winners from the past – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 are all available for […]

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