11 Ways Bra Design and Construction Change at DD+

Have you ever bought a bra online and received one that didn’t look exactly like the picture? It’s most likely to happen if you are full-busted. A DD is around the point where breasts become heavy enough to require additional support features. The same bra design that works for an A to D won’t fit […]

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The Best Winter Loungewear on Etsy

Winters are perfect for comfort dressing. When temperatures drop, is there anything sweeter than curling up in clothing that feels like a wearable blanket? If you’re anything like me, you’ll reach for those soft and snuggly pieces practically every day, or at least every weekend. It’s what makes good loungewear well worth the investment! If […]

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Madalynne

Meet Madalynne: Lingerie Maker, Blogger, Sewing Teacher

Maddie Flanigan has carved out a unique place for herself in the lingerie world. Barely into her thirties, she has already led an impressively varied career in the industry. I discovered her from her lingerie sewing blog, Madalynne. But she’s not just a blogger. She’s a patternmaker who has created lingerie sewing patterns for Simplicity. […]

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What Does Japanese Lingerie Look and Fit Like?

Along with French lingerie, Japanese lingerie has one of the most distinctive aesthetics in the industry. And there’s a lot of crossover between the two. Both countries prefer more decorative lingerie over the plain stuff. They both love to use lace and embroidery. However, in France, these fabrics tend towards the fine and delicate. While […]

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French lingerie

An Intro to the French Lingerie Aesthetic

I’ve been learning about lingerie for well over a decade now. One of the fascinating parts of that has been discovering how styles differ between countries. What’s popular in one place isn’t necessarily the norm elsewhere. Certain countries have a particularly distinctive lingerie aesthetic. Not surprisingly, France is one of them. And not just because […]

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