The Best Lingerie Addict Articles of 2016

As we enter the last few days of 2016, it’s time to take a look back at our favored brands, lookbooks and blog posts of the year. These year-end roundups are amongst my favored articles to put collectively. I commit so significantly time arranging for the next post or project, that I do not constantly get to appear back and treasure an specifically very good report or photoshoot or brand campaign. Some of that’s a excellent factor simply because, as you know, when you spend as well much time searching back, you don’t usually program ahead. But now that our function for the year is virtually completed, I want to settle in and overview some highlights.

In terms of The Lingerie Addict’s editorial, the most significant alter has been bringing on three new writers this year: Ariel, Alexis, and Alysse. Their voices and perspectives are incredible additions to TLA and the blog’s dual missions of information and inclusivity. But in addition to all that, I just love reading their articles every single month.

The second huge adjust was promoting Krista, who you may possibly bear in mind as a former columnist, to TLA’s Assistant Editor. I burned out in a main way earlier this year and as soon as I recovered, I realized that the blog is too massive for me to manage entirely on my own anymore. I’d still been pondering of myself like a “small blogger”, but with practically six.five million views in the final year, that just does not describe the web site any longer. I really feel like the top quality of TLA’s content material has enhanced this year beneath Krista’s path, and I’m so excited to have an official “right hand woman” who genuinely understands what The Lingerie Addict is about.

Third, in an exciting adjust, some of the articles I’m most proud of don’t even appear on The Lingerie Addict! I did a bit of writing for other media outlets this year, such as Teen Vogue and Fusion, and this is one thing I’m hoping to do a lot a lot more of in the future. There’s so small lingerie details out there I believe the next step is for TLA to expand slightly beyond a lingerie weblog.

For 2017, I want to maintain functioning to make The Lingerie Addict a far better, a lot more inclusive and much more extensive resource. The Lingerie Addict is the biggest lingerie blog in the planet, but I don’t see that as a cause to rest, to coast, to quit trying. I want TLA to be the ideal location there is for lingerie-focused fashion, and I really feel much more inspired than ever to make that take place.

What was your preferred Lingerie Addict post of the year? And what would you like to see a lot more of next year?

Below is a list of the articles you will want to study once more and again from this year. Want to dig a tiny deeper with our Greatest of 2015 list? You can discover it right here.

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Playful Promises Cordelia Red Lace Bra

  • Why Do not Lingerie Brands Do Custom Alterations? – If you have ever wondered why a lingerie firm cannot just reduce the length of a strap or adjust a band for your order, Catherine of Kiss Me Deadly explains what’s going on behind the scenes.
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Made by Niki string bra and skirt

  • Why Do Productive Lingerie Lines Close?Lingerie lovers often lament the surprising and sometimes sudden shuttering of brands they love and admire. Why do productive lingerie lines shut down?
The 'Andromeda' set from my most recent collection uses French lace, German beads and thread, Austrian crystals and underwires sourced from Poland. For many independent and luxury brands in the UK, it is impossible not to source from the UK. Suppliers in other countries often have prohibitively high minimum orders and risk of import duty. Brexit could impose so many extra costs to British businesses that they face being forced out of business. Photo by Karolina Laskowska

The ‘Andromeda’ set by Karolina Laskowska

  • How Will Brexit Impact the Lingerie Business? – Some of your favored lingerie brands might not be capable to survive Wonderful Britain’s exit from the European Union. Even if they do, the quality of the goods (and the rates you pay) will virtually surely adjust.
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The Maltese Falcon, 1931

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Playful Promises


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  • What Tends to make a Supportive Full Bust Bra Work? – Customers frequently lament the fact that full bust bras (i.e. DD+ cup sizes) aren’t as flimsy and delicate as bras in modest bust or core sizes. It turns out there are some very good factors for that – the complete structure of a complete bust bra has to alter in order for it function correctly.

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  • What Influences Lingerie Sizing? – Lingerie sizing is a controversial, emotionally-fraught topic. No 1 brand can do each and every size, but the logistics behind why a brand chooses to concentrate size group are often hidden. In this interview with a core size, a small bust, and a plus size brand, Quinne pulls back the curtain on lingerie sizes.

  • Plus Size Bra Buying: The Good and The Poor of Lane Bryant – In her very first official article as a TLA columnist, Ariel requires a deep dive into the plus size fashion juggernaut that is Lane Bryant detailing their strengths and weaknesses in an era when the plus size marketplace is more competitive than ever before.

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Helen Valk Varavin Ariel Bra and Diana Short

I am a silk addict. Most likely, why Helen Valk Varavin is 1 of my favorite indie labels. She tends to make all of her types in 12 different colorways, in this divinely soft 100% silk. In this case, a cute-trippy, watercolor painting print of kittens, seahorses and hummingbirds known as ‘Magic Garden’! This set is the ultimate in at-home comfort. I’m one of these spazzes that can not do their bra up from behind, so love a front clasp and this one particular is a nice sturdy gold 1. The thick underbust elastic and the complete coverage on the triangle bra, as effectively as the solid back band (thanks to that front opening), make it a lot much more safe-feeling then other related style, in spite of the delicate fabric. This sentiment is echoed in the retro-style, higher-waisted short, which gives a lot of coverage, yet due to the silk and fine construction, really feel barely there. I always neglect I’m wearing these. They also feature a keyhole tie at the back of the waist for a much more precise fit, as effectively as getting a fairly detail. The print I am such a sucker for- it is gorgeous, created by the designer herself and I haven’t observed something equivalent. Ariel and Diana are soft and feminine, but quirky and fully functional. The feeling only the skin is exceptional.

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Our 40 Favourite Lingerie Addict Articles of 2015

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It is about time to wind issues down for the year at The Lingerie Addict, but before we clear out for the holiday season, there are still a couple of annual lingerie addict traditions left to observe.

Although I’m possibly a tiny biased, I think this year has been a single of TLA’s best ever for editorial content. The folks that create for TLA — normal columnists and guest posters alike — are wonderful, and they’ve regularly place with each other some of the most potent, thought-provoking, inspired articles I’ve had the pleasure of reading this year.

My expertise of the intimate apparel planet has increased exponentially in 2015, and a huge component of why that is has to do with TLA’s writers consistently pushing the envelope and bravely discussing these provocative, controversial, intimidating subjects. It’s been a full honor and privilege to publish their pieces here, and I am extremely excited for what’s to come in 2016!

What were your favored posts of the year? And is there anything you particularly want to see us cover in 2016?













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Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Considering that then, it’s turn out to be the top lingerie weblog in the planet, and has been featured on the sites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion also, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

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The Lingerie Addict Awards: The 20 Greatest Lingerie Brands of 2015

Welcome to TLA’s final editorial post of 2015! Our “Best of the Year” function, an annual tradition given that 2009, is meant to be a roundup of some of the most fascinating, thrilling, revolutionary, and noteworthy brands in the planet of intimate apparel nowadays.

My team and I are share our favorites and recommendations, discussing which brands we think are standouts and which ones we need to watch for one more year. I assessment news articles and tradeshow reports, as well as TLA’s personal stats and social media platforms, to see what’s created an impression on our readers or the names individuals have consistently advised all year. And finally, the last tiny bit of it is just gut instinct. Who do we feel is about make waves? Who’s doing something really exclusive that we’ve in no way observed before? If two brands are neck-and-neck for a particular category, is one performing a tiny bit far more than the other to push the business forward in some way?

As often, this year’s list, in spite of getting place together with a lot of thought and care, is completely subjective. My idea of what constitutes an outstanding brand may possibly be distinct from yours, and I encourage you to share your own favorites or top picks in the comments section below. If you are questioning about earlier years, take a look at our Lingerie Addict Award winners from the past: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

In your opinion, what makes a lingerie brand genuinely remarkable? And what are you hoping to see more of from the lingerie market in 2016?

Brand to Watch in 2016: Katherine Hamilton Intimates katherine hamilton intimates 2

Ideal Newcomer: Maude Nibelungen


Best Directional Brand: Tisja Damen

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 Best Luxury General: Carine Gilson

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Ideal New Luxury: Pillowbook Lingerie

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Ideal Indie: La Fille d’O

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Very best Corsetry: Angela Stringer Corsetry

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Greatest Full Bust (Luxury): Adina Reay

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Very best Full Bust (Mid-Priced): Playful Promises

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Very best Little Bust: Handmade by Elma


Best Plus Size: Goddess Lingerie

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Greatest Mastectomy: AnaOno Intimates


Best LGBTQIA-friendly: Origami Customs

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Very best Loungewear: Boudoir by D’Lish

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Greatest Hosiery: Erica M.

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Greatest Spending budget Brand: Oh La La Cheri

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Best Ethical: PACT

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Very best Vintage-Inspired: Coco’s Retro Closet

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Best Boutique: Bluestockings Boutique

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Very best Ad Campaign: THINX


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The Lingerie Addict is On Vacation Break! (And It’s Your Last Likelihood to Reserve Advertising at Our 2015 Prices!)


The time has come for TLA to take a break for the holiday season. The blog will nevertheless be right here, of course, but we will not be posting any new content material to it (including sales post) till right after January 1st. If you observe the vacation season, I hope you have a splendid a single, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting TLA and becoming a reader. I know it’s a tremendous privilege to be in a position to do what I love all day, and this weblog wouldn’t be what it is with no you.

I have one more bit of an announcement to make…Nick and I are moving to Southern California! We’re really going to be out of right here and in Cali by the first of the year, so there’s a lot of packing and organizing and such to do for us over the next couple of weeks. I’m extremely excited at the thought of getting closer to bloggers and brands and boutiques I admire…not to mention all that glorious, glorious sunshine!

Ultimately, if you have been on the fence about advertising with TLA, now is the time. Our prices go up at the initial of every year to reflect our most current site visitors numbers, and the only a single way to advantage of out 2015 prices is to get ahead of the year is out. As an added incentive, if you purchase 2 months of banner advertising, you get a 3rd month totally free! Payment should be received by December 31st to take benefit of this provide, so get in touch ASAP if you’re interested!

I’ll leave with you what What Katie Did’s darling holiday campaign. Thank you for spending another year here with The Lingerie Addict, and I’ll see you in 2016!




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