A Sweet Treat: Betty Blue’s Loungewear Valentine’s Collection

Betty Blue’s Loungewear Valentine’s Day Collection I’ve always loved the glamorous image of a woman getting ready in her boudoir. A recent post from The Lingerie Addict on Pre-Code Hollywood Lingerie perfectly captures the mood of decadence, elegance, and sensuality that makes my heart flutter and imagination soar. Most days I, and I imagine many of us, are rushing to get out the door and running around getting ready in our pajamas, a warm robe, a towel, half of our work/school clothes…you get my drift. Having the resources to assemble…

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Review: MORE by Bluebella Delta Bodysuit

[Bluebella generously provided this piece for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] While the full-bust lingerie market is vastly larger and more accessible than it was when I first started hunting for beautiful, well-fitting bras in D+ sizes back in, oh, 2008, the UK lingerie world remains years ahead of the US lingerie world. Victoria’s Secret, whose cup size range maxes out at a DDD, dominates something like 60% of the US lingerie market, and most American department stores stop their inventory…

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What I’m Reading This Week: Pre-Trade Show Edition

Hi friends! It’s been a weird week around here, capped off by Gus having to have 12 teeth pulled last night, so instead of sharing a full post, I thought I do a quick reading round-up before we head off into the weekend. * The biggest item on my agenda is that next week is lingerie market week here in NYC. Curvexpo is the largest lingerie trade show in North America (and one of the only ones left, if I’m not mistaken), and this season’s show will preview the Fall/Winter 2017…

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Avocado Lingerie 2017: Intimacy No. 2

I won’t lie, I gasped when I opened Avocado Lingerie’s 2017 catalogue. Ce Soir Vintage Silk Libertine I love that Avocado Lingerie always looks unmistakably like itself, instead of fighting to recreate styles from other brands. Rather than bowing to the tyranny of the omnipresent t-shirt bra, or scrambling to crank out neon or polka dots or whatever bright, flashy detail is the current big thing, Avocado lets gorgeous textiles, fine embroidery, and thoughtful details and finishes speak for themselves, resulting in a full-bust lingerie collection that is unparalleled in elegance…

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Review: Nessa Klara Bra and Brief

[Zathiya generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] After almost five years of wearing, researching, and writing about full-bust brands, I’m always surprised and pleased when a full-bust brand pops up that I’ve never heard of before! Aisha Leh, the owner of Texas full-bust online boutique Zathiya, contacted me earlier this year and suggested I try Nessa, after I found such success with the BM shape by Ewa Michalak (reviews here, here, and here). Like Ewa Michalak,…

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A New Look for Avocado:Review of Beautiful Lingerie from Poland

[This post is sponsored by Avocado Lingerie.] Valentina As I’ve mentioned a few times previously, now that I’m in my 30s I’ve noticed a definite shift in my lingerie preferences and buying habits. While I’ll always enjoy bold colors, trend-driven details like leatherette finish, longline bands, or strapping, and the occasional whimsical print, I find that I’m increasingly drawn to lingerie that feels elegant and timeless. Chamade I feel less pressured than I used to to try every bra under the sun. Now that I know what shapes and sizes…

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What A Funny Bra Book I Have Read this Week

I haven’t shared a link roundup in a while, but as we head further into the heat and humidity of August (at least in NYC, y’all this weather is my personal nightmare), I thought it might be fun to share some good stuff to browse while we’re huddled desperately in front of the air conditioner. I want to amend that rant to note that while I deal with the occasional weird interactions, dismissal, or just being flat out ignored because of my size (blind item: there is a brand I…

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Buttress & Snatch Curvy Maria Bra and High-Waist Bow-Back Knickers

[I purchased this lingerie set with my own money. Buttress & Snatch is not affiliated with this review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I opened my first order of Buttress & Snatch lingerie I almost started crying. I first saw them featured on The Lingerie Addict in 2013 and fell head over heels for the opulent fabrics and show-stopping embellishments like diamanté trim, lush silk ruffles, and dramatic off-the-shoulder swags of lace. Just to get everyone up to speed, I’ve admired Buttress & Snatch, an independent luxury…

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