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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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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. In a lot of ways, shapewear gets a bad rap, and that’s in no small part due to the preponderance of boring, beige, Ace bandage-style bike shorts. Yes, they might get the job done on the shaping and smoothing front, but they’re just so plain boring (or, dare I say it, ugly), that shapewear conjures up feelings of duty and dread as opposed […]

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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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I know I’m a bit late to the party on this one, but a few weeks ago an article came out on Huffington Post about how shapewear squeezes your organs and is Bad For You. This post is not as analytical as some of my previous. It is largely, if not purely, anecdotal, and of course everyone’s experience will be different. Still, before we all react as alarmists because a […]

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I’ve been hearing a lot lately about Scandale. While at first I thought they were just another ho-hum shapewear brand (they were founded in 1932, but only just returned to the lingerie scene in 2012), this season’s collection is really impressive. To me, Scandale hits that sweet spot between pinup shapewear (garters, girdlcs, corselettes, and the like) and smooth, modern underpinnings (Yummie Tummie, Cass […]

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