Disclosure: The items in this review were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. I’ve had my eye on small-batch indie maker Serpent and Bow since getting a peek at their moon phases indigo design here in 2017. I was immediately drawn to the hand-batiked designs and the rich, shifting shades of indigo. Furthermore, while the word sturdy is not one we often associate with lingerie, there […]
Earlier this month, I reviewed a new company aiming to “disrupt” the lingerie industry. Much of the intimate apparel industry is relatively old-fashioned, but in reviewing this company, I discovered that just because someone re-invents something, doesn’t mean they’re making it better. In fact, sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact. I couldn’t help but wonder: could small tweaks to existing lingerie styles make a successful new product?
I love custom lingerie. It’s great if you’re a non-standard shape or want the perfect piece that just isn’t available on the market right now in your size range. Over the years I’ve definitely developed a routine that I follow when I order a new custom piece, so I thought today I’d put together a guide for everyone else. This contains both the basics and some more detailed dos and […]
Editor’s Note: This article has been edited regarding the legality/illegality of charging VAT for non-EU countries. Polish bras are a big deal in the full bust and fuller figure lingerie communities, for good reason: they’re awesome. While I’ve written about various Polish bra options before as part of other articles, I’ve never done a direct comparison among the companies. This spring and summer, I’ll be reviewing each of the major […]
I get lots of questions about indie lingerie designers from plus-size women, but one of the most frequently asked questions is about which designers cater to larger bodies. One of the most obvious barriers to buying a piece of made to measure lingerie if you’re plus-sized is fear: after all, no one wants to feel judged or told that their money isn’t wanted. It doesn’t help that most indie lingerie […]