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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Review of Ewa Michalak Tajemniczy Ogród Bra and Brief

[Disclosure: Ewa Michalak generously provided this set for review. I received the Karolina kimono as a gift from The Giving Bride. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] This shape is non-padded (yay!), with narrow underwires and a very projected shape that accommodates full breasts. It’s basically a perfect match for my body– I put it on in the morning and almost never have to adjust it throughout the day (as I have to do with bras that have a wider, shallower shape).…

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Review of Ewa Michalak Tajemniczy Ogród Bra and Brief

[Disclosure: Ewa Michalak generously provided this set for review. I received the Karolina kimono as a gift from The Giving Bride. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] This shape is non-padded (yay!), with narrow underwires and a very projected shape that accommodates full breasts. It’s basically a perfect match for my body– I put it on in the morning and almost never have to adjust it throughout the day (as I have to do with bras that have a wider, shallower shape).Since…

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Review of Samanta Hypnose Bra and Short

[Disclosure: Samanta generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] At February’s Curve trade show I was therefore pleased to learn that Samanta had partnered with Milltex, a distributor who also works with brands like Charnos and Lepel/Audelle. I’ve written about Samanta, the family-owned Polish lingerie company producing a huge collection of colorful, elegant lingerie in a wide range of sizes, previously on the blog, but unfortunately at the time it was really hard for American consumers to…

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