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What Makes a Corset Comfortable?

Corsets have an unfortunate reputation as arcane torture devices. Modern stretch shapewear is widely assumed to be both more comfortable and more “safe.” But my experience has shown that a well-fit corset is not only supportive, but actually comfortable, rather than constricting. What makes a corset comfortable, or not? Can anybody be comfortable in a corset? Pop Antique “Vamp” corset | Model: Victoria Dagger | Photo © John Carey The first key is fit. A corset must actually be suited to your body’s underlying structure as well as your measurements. Corsets have a leg up on “cinchers”/shapers/girdles because they only compress the soft tissues at the waist, leaving the ribs…

Sale Lingerie of the Week: Coco de Mer ‘Althea’ Suspender

I feel like a dork for saying this, but we’re all friends here so I’m just going to come out with it…sometimes, beautiful lingerie makes me a bit weepy. It’s this weird kind of involuntary reaction, and it’s always a bit surprising when it happens, especially since now I feel jaded more often than not when it comes to the world of lingerie (I still love it, but folks are being hella boring). I know a statement like the one I’ve made above has to sound incredibly strange to the average person (who gets emotional over a garter belt?), but I’ve been sitting in front my laptop for the last…

My Lingerie Addiction: 8 Sentimental Pieces Close To My Heart

There’s a reason I write for a blog called The Lingerie Addict. Besides for the amazing community that TLA has introduced me to, I also happen to have a serious lingerie addiction. There is something about lingerie that is so personal and sensual while remaining a functional and a necessary part of my life. It is here that many people have an easier time expressing who they really are since lingerie continues to be a hidden part of every day fashion. Whether you prefer sporty, colorful or down right erotic, lingerie is a great place to explore your personal preferences without the fear of judgment from others. I started getting…

Lingerie and Accessories to Help You Stay Cool and Dry This Summer

Century Girl Slip by Dottie’s Delights “It really feels like summer!” I thought as I walked outside yesterday. When I finally checked my weather app on my phone it cheerfully informed me that with the humidity it felt like 105 degrees out. Whether you live in the cooler Pacific Northwest or are stuck in the heat hellhole that is the southern US at this time of year, I suspect you’ll appreciate this article. First of all, a word about terminology. I hate the term “chub rub”, which is how most of these types of articles get clicks. I don’t care what size you are: everybody sweats during the summer. It’s…

12 Looks from the Agent Provocateur Sale for $120 or Less

Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. It’s summer which means it’s time for Agent Provocateur’s semi-annual lingerie sale. With items up to 60% off, this is the event many lingerie addicts look forward to every six months, and with good reason. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels to like to wear a bra that originally cost hundreds of dollars, now is the time to find out. Of course, even with lots of pieces, most of them aren’t cheap. Many sale items can still retail for close to $400 or $500, and the more recently a collection, the higher the sale prices are. But I am very much of…

Is Making Corsets an Art or a Science?

The craft of making corsets is a rich niche in the world of fashion: hand-craftsmanship and attention to detail allow for both a uniquely personalized and exquisitely made result. Is making corsets an aesthetic art, a feat of engineering, both, or even something more? Dark Garden Underbust Victorian corset | Model: Autumn Adamme | Photo © Chris Gaede The Case for Science Fitting and assembling corsets is a unique skill set. The underlying anatomy of the wearer must be carefully considered, fabric grainlines and seam techniques exact, and the angle and shape of seams is critical to fit and comfort. This is especially apparent when fitting tightlacing and asymmetric corsets….

Lingerie Crush: Elizabeth Olsen

Lingerie Crush: Elizabeth Olsen June 25th, 2015 @ Amber Elizabeth Olsen is awesome. She’s a great actor, she carries herself with poise and she seems so fun and fashionable. She sings too. She doesn’t model lingerie, but she’s done a few great photo shoots that have some serious lingerie vibes about them. She’s gorgeous and she can rock a bra as outerwear like no one’s business. She’s become one of my new lingerie crushes, and when you see the beautiful, strong, and fashion-forward lingerie-esque photoshoots she’s done you’ll see why. This woman is on her way up! Posted in Lingerie, Uncategorized « Introducing: MARAKI Intimates This post was aggregated from:…

Summer Nights: Cool and Light Handmade Lingerie for Summer 2015

Summer Nights: Cool and Light Handmade Lingerie for Summer 2015 June 9th, 2015 @ Amber Fairytales by Angela Friedman Ruffled Panties and Bralette Those summer nights…you can find beautiful, light, and cool lingerie for all of those hot summer nights. Each piece is handmade and is a great way to wear pretty lingerie all summer long, while also supporting small business. Sasha Jane Signature Longline Lace Bralette and matching bottoms Julie K Kelly Bodysuit Toru and Naoko Marigold Bralette Sacha Kimmes Adama Bodysuit Kayleigh Peddie Joan Bodysuit Voila le Velo Silk Tulle Transparent Knickers Dollhouse Bettie Naima Crochet Chemise Luva Huva Bamboo Jersey Babydoll Set Cloud Hunter Co. Cashmere Satin…

Bound Inspired Lingerie

Bound Inspired Lingerie May 29th, 2015 @ Amber Marlies Dekkers Rebellious Princess Longline Bra / Eberjey Heather Tank / Creepyyeha Vinyl x Lace Shelf Bra Skin Tulle Panties / Heidi Klum Valerie Thong / Dita Von Teese Black Dahlia Bra Bordelle Carabet Ring Thong / Incoqnito Black and Silver Cuffs / Arabella India Zora Balcony Bra Posted in Lingerie, Lingerie Inspired By, Uncategorized « Review: Cleo by Panache Minnie Longline Bra and Brief This post was aggregated from:  Scarlet’s Letter | Bound Inspired Lingerie | Post Author: JT Intimates Originally Posted: May 29, 2015 6:40 am

Summer Drinks and Underthings

Summer Drinks and Underthings May 27th, 2015 @ Amber Summer is almost here! Sunshine, cool breezes, flowers, cotton candy, thunderstorms, bikinis, beaches, and cool summer drinks. Here is a fun collective to get you started, fusing favorite summer drinks with matching lingerie! Posted in Lingerie, Uncategorized « Handmade Swimwear for Summer 2015 This post was aggregated from:  Scarlet’s Letter | Summer Drinks and Underthings | Post Author: JT Intimates Originally Posted: May 28, 2015 5:02 am

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