Category: Industry

Nubian Skin: The Moroccan Nights Collection

Nubian Skin: The Moroccan Nights Collection

Nubian Skin’s 2014 debut was a watershed moment for the lingerie industry. After years of campaigns like “What’s Your Nude?” being ignored (if not outright mocked), here was a lingerie brand created by a woman of color for other women of color. And the response was explosive. Not only was […]

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“Keep Your Pants on Honey Until I Come Home:” The Allure of Embroidered WWII Lingerie

“Keep Your Pants on Honey Until I Come Home:” The Allure of Embroidered WWII Lingerie

Glamorizing times of war always rubs me the wrong way; there’s nothing nostalgia-inducing about state-sanctioned murder and military occupation. But some remnants of these bygone eras are so charming, it’s worth looking past the sordid history to admire them for a moment. One example: these WWII-era satin lingerie sets. They’ve […]

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Goddess Lingerie Autumn/Winter 2016

Goddess Lingerie Autumn/Winter 2016

You know what? I’ve been sleeping on Goddess. Over the last couple of seasons, this Wacoal-owned brand (formerly part of the Eveden Group) has decided to step up their game and make people take notice of them. Plus size bras are a source of constant frustration in the lingerie world. […]

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Evgenia Lingerie A/W 2016

Evgenia Lingerie A/W 2016

Though Stephanie Bodnar, the designer behind Evgenia Lingerie, has been in the lingerie business for awhile, Evgenia itself is still a very new brand. One of the most important things a fledgling brand must do is define its voice and point of view early on…lest it becomes lost in a […]

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Style Spotlight: Bebaroque Catsuits and Bodysuits

Style Spotlight: Bebaroque Catsuits and Bodysuits

Bebaroque and TLA have a bit of a history. Many of you know I started as a stockings blogger, and they were one of the very first lingerie brands I talked about way back in 2008. In an industry that more or less focuses on sheer pantyhose or opaque tights, […]

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What Influences Lingerie Sizing?

What Influences Lingerie Sizing?

The modern ready-to-wear lingerie industry is a blessing and a curse. On the bright side, it means great lingerie is widely available to many people, as opposed to just those privileged enough to have custom-made intimates. On the other hand, ready-made lingerie doesn’t fit everyone. No one fits perfectly into […]

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Lingerie Shopping: Bra Boutiques in the United States

Lingerie Shopping: Bra Boutiques in the United States

This lingerie directory has been compiled by Source Du Mal, a young lingerie enthusiast from Chicago who is an avid advocate for plus size and full bust options in lingerie. I have had many conversations on Twitter about bras and have seen many industry figures speak about the public perception […]

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Plus Size Bra Shopping: Nude Bras for Brown Skin

Plus Size Bra Shopping: Nude Bras for Brown Skin

Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Ever since the initial launch of Nubian Skin, there’s been an increased level of coverage dedicated to brands making undergarments in shades of nude which look natural on a variety of skin tones. In addition to the several pieces on TLA alone (here, […]

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The Return of the “Geisha”: Are Asian Stereotypes Making a Comeback in Lingerie?

The Return of the “Geisha”: Are Asian Stereotypes Making a Comeback in Lingerie?

I wrote this article a week or so ago, but decided against publishing it. Then I thought about it more and decided this article needed to be published, but also that I should explain why I was so hesitant in the first place. And so here we are a with […]

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NYC Brand Tour: Hanky Panky, Natori, Wacoal Europe, Le Mystere & Panache

NYC Brand Tour: Hanky Panky, Natori, Wacoal Europe, Le Mystere & Panache

As you may have guessed, lingerie market is an incredibly busy time of year. Between attending Curve (the major lingerie tradeshow), visiting ateliers, and going to all the meetups (such as the one TLA hosted last season for POC and LGBTQIA lingerie professionals), the week is packed solid. Every year, […]

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