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While every generation has its major fashion moments, the past decade has seen some of the most exciting lingerie trends to ever happen in fashion history. Yet, beneath all that flash and glamour, what’s most interesting is how familiar many of these trends are. Yes, they’ve been reworked a bit and adapted to fit the sensibilities of a modern audience, but as the saying goes, “Everything old eventually becomes new again.”

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Orchid Corsetry was a brand I very much admired when I was just beginning to come into my own as a corsetiere, when they were going by “Desert Orchid.” This year their “En Plein Air” collection encompasses not only craft corsetry (handmade in Shropshire), but also lingerie stylings of bras, panties, and harnesses. Though corsets are technically a type of lingerie, in most cases they are made by a specialized […]

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Whether you’re waist training, thinking of waist training, horrified by waist training, or perversely fascinated by it, there are a lot of myths, misconceptions, and outright lies to wade through. In no particular order, I’d like to cut through a bunch of the bull. The Myth: A corset needs at least 20 bones to be suitable for waist training. The Truth: Boning maintains vertical tension in a corset, otherwise it […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains an affiliate link. In online corset communities, there’s a lot of talk about “real” corsets. The current latex shaper craze has definitely exacerbated this. (Spoiler: Those aren’t corsets.) But what is a “real”/”authentic”/”true” corset anyway? I find this sort of denomination to be muddying rather than clarifying, personally. Partially because, while I may not like them, even bad corsets are still corsets. There are also some […]

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This article is intended as a starting point. I am not a doctor and TLA is not a medical blog. This post is not intended in any way to replace a trained healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor if you think medical corsetry may be right for you. The relentless stream of anti-corset propaganda, which often takes place in the form of concern trolling, can be especially frustrating to me […]

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