Review (and Giveaway!): Harlow & Fox Serena Rose

[Harlow & Fox generously provided the Serena Rose samples for review and loaned the Serena Ivory robe for these photos. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Today’s is a long post BUT IT’S A GOOD ONE, so be sure to read to the end! Not only am I reviewing a beautiful brand-new collection from Harlow & Fox, not only did I get to borrow the froofiest of froofy robes and twirl around in it, but also one of you will get…

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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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Review: Bespoke Full-Bust Lingerie with Harlow & Fox

[Harlow & Fox generously invited me to review their bespoke ordering service. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Long-time readers will recognize Harlow & Fox from several posts over the last few years (including editorials like Agent Carter, Miss Fisher, and Persephone). Harlow & Fox was one of the first true luxury lingerie brands designed exclusively for DD+ cup sizes, and they’ve remained leaders in the market, even as full bust luxury offerings have increased and diversified. One major consumer request has followed from their…

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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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Sweet Nothing Du Jour New Sizes and New Styles from Playful Promises

Anyhoodle, I do have some lovely reviews in the queue from new and old brands alike, but lest this blog devolve into me staring at my own face for post after post, let’s ease back into this thing and talk about one of the hottest indie releases of the season: new DD-G styles and a brand-new Curve collection with brand-new sizes from Playful Promises!Hey gang, first of all, a quick note to say I know it’s been quiet round these parts. My new job continues to take up more time than…

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Sweet Nothing Du Jour 7/13/16: New Sizes and New Styles

My new job continues to take up more time than I anticipated, and then this month I was lucky enough to go on a vacation that I’ve been budgeting for and planning for over a year! I spent the last week in France and England visiting friends with my sister (and, okay, lingerie shopping), and I just had the most wonderful time and wish I’d been able to stay longer, not the least because if I’d stayed longer I might actually have been able to attend the lingerie trade shows that happened…

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Scantilly by Curvy Kate Is Coming

I attended the seasonal Curve trade show in New York in August, and while I will get to a round-up of some of the trends headed our way for Spring/Summer 2016 (I promise!), it’s taking me a long time to put the post together. Some of that is because work has kept me very busy (which is a good thing), plus this whole training-for-a-half-marathon thing is super duper time-consuming, and some of that is because, while I thought it was a much stronger show than the weirdly homogenous Fall/Winter 2015…

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My Custom Corset Journey

Angela Friedman Brigitte Corset I’ve been wanting to cover corsets in a little more detail on the blog for some time now. While there are many amazing (and far superior and more knowledgeable) resources available online, from The Lingerie Addict’s corsetry archives to the phenomenal Lucy’s Corsetry, which I could literally read for hours, I’ve recently begun receiving more and more questions about them. I’ve loved wearing the first two corsets I’ve modeled on the blog– the Evgenia Lingerie Ribbon Corset and the Fairy Tales by Angela Friedman Cherub Waspie. They’re beautiful,…

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Review of Dottie’s Delights Sugar Candy Babydoll

[Disclosure: I purchased this piece under my real name with my own money. Dottie’s Delights is not affiliated with this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Hey Holly, what’s up? Nothing much, just SUPER EXCITED to be team-reviewing a super cute, super sheer, vintage-inspired babydoll with you, that’s all! While last season’s Metropolis collection felt like a chic, futuristic spin on retro styles, the Soda Shop collection is a glorious riot of sweet, dare I say elegant, kitsch.That’s right, today I’m tickled to be reviewing a piece…

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The Hot Lingerie Inspired by The Nutcracker

Yes, I staged yesterday’s Sugar Plum Fairy editorial mostly so I could say “Kingdom of Sweets” multiple times in all seriousness. The Nutcracker is awesome. Julia Lambert and I, like many of us, danced in the Nutcracker for years as children (the number of times my father has been seated at a production of the Nutcracker and the number of times my father has stayed awake through a production of the Nutcracker are two very different numbers). Also, y’all, apparently it’s cool among adult dancers to roll their eyes and go…

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