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Going Semi-Braless: 15 Camisoles with Built-In Bras

Do you ever have days where you’d rather not wear a bra? If you’re also not keen on going braless, there is a compromise. A camisole with a built-in bra! This two-in-one garment gets top marks for simplicity and speedy dressing. You can even wear one in place of a sports bra plus tank top […]

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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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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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