The Case of Twitter and the Extra Large Panties

Last month, I saw a tweet from Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London. It featured a black and white photograph of a mid-twentieth century shop window display. At the top of the window, there are three pairs of white, extremely oversized women’s briefs that were clearly made especially... Continue Reading →

Review: ‘Valentina’ by Mal Amora

I don't remember when I first found out about vintage-inspired lingerie brand Mal Amora but it was definitely on Instagram, as I pretty much live there these days, and it was most likely when Karolina Laskowska shared a photo of a custom set back in January. I was excited to discover that, not only does... Continue Reading →

Review: ‘Ginger’ by Miss Vivienne

I love discovering the work of talented independent lingerie designers through recommendations from friends and so was very excited when, last month, I saw Tigz Rice mention Miss Vivienne on her Instagram stories. Not only are the designs stunning, with beautiful fabrics and details, but Vivienne Lynch also makes every piece to order in her... Continue Reading →

Review: new lingerie brand Closely

I'm always on the lookout for new lingerie brands and there have been quite a few popping up in my Instagram adverts lately. One of those is Closely, whose dedication to freedom of movement and sustainability caught my eye. Also, they were looking for women to sign up to test their products ahead of the... Continue Reading →

Virtual boudoir shoot with Tigz Rice

There's no denying that this year has been a difficult one, and most people's lives have changed dramatically in ways we couldn't have imagined twelve months ago. Something a lot of us are coming to terms with is how our bodies have changed due to a reduction in the amount of movement in our daily... Continue Reading →

Breasts and Bras: History, Health and Fashion

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am working with the UAL Lingerie Society to organise a mini-symposium entitled 'Breasts and Bras: History, Health and Fashion'. The event is taking place on Thursday 24th October 2019, 6.00-8:30pm in the RHS East lecture theatre at London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street, London W1G 0BJ. The... Continue Reading →

Review: Latex lingerie from Honour

I haven't written about latex much since my 2012 post in the fabulous fashion fabrics series, so I was surprised when the lovely folk at Honour got in touch to ask if I'd like to review a lingerie set from their website. However, once I started browsing, I quickly realised this wouldn't be quite as... Continue Reading →

Review: Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises

What is a blogger to do when a favourite lingerie brand releases a stunning new collection that doesn't come in her size? She enlists the help of a guest reviewer, or course! Full disclosure though... Rarely Wears Lipstick paid for the lingerie set reviewed below. There are few brands from whom I will always open... Continue Reading →

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