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7 Indie Lingerie Designers to Watch in 2020

The year is ending, and as usual, I like to do a roundup of the indie lingerie designers. It’s fantastic to see small brands get better and better or remain consistently exceptional over the years. One-woman businesses aren’t easy to manage, but in the lingerie community, this is the kind of company we often encounter. […]

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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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Bustiers and Basques: Flattering and Festive

What are bustiers and basques? The dictionary defines a bustier as a close-fitting strapless bra that you can wear as outerwear. According to the French, it’s merely a longline bra. A basque is longer, and often includes garters or suspenders. But the terms seem interchangeable. And both styles veer into “only for the boudoir” territory, […]

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The Best Fall/Winter 2019 Lingerie & Loungewear

So much new lingerie gets released each season, it’s easy to miss a lot of it. So today’s post is a little recap of some of the best (in my opinion) Fall/Winter 2019 pieces. Here you’ll find bra sets and lounge sets, plus pieces for full busts and plus sizes. And there’s something for every […]

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