Rarely Wears Lipstick guide to corsets

The corset is a garment that can divide opinion. To some, it's a symbol of physical oppression and sexual objectification. To others, it's an illustration of the sexual power of the wearer. We are certainly lucky to live in the 21st Century where corset wearing is not compulsory but, for those who enjoy the aesthetics... Continue Reading →

An ode to big pants

Last year, when the lovely Cate Sevilla wrote about big knickers for BitchBuzz, I never thought I'd switch from my much loved cotton bikini style pants. Then, earlier this year, I started to notice that I was looking a bit lumpy in my high-waisted retro jeans, shorts and pencil skirts because those much loved knickers... Continue Reading →

Review: Victoria’s Secret UK

As I mentioned on Rarely Wears Lipstick last month, Victoria's Secret opened its doors to the UK in July. I wanted to review one of the stores but, after reading some bloggers' experiences and seeing their photos of the flagship store, I was well aware that it's probably not my kind of thing. So, in... Continue Reading →

What Katie Did AW12 collection launch

On Sunday afternoon, I headed across London in the sunshine to the What Katie Did boutique for the launch of their AW12 collection (and a sneak peek at SS13 too). It's always a real pleasure to visit their beautiful little corner of Portobello. Not just because of their lovely lingerie, but because of the warm... Continue Reading →

Victoria’s Secret in the UK

Recently, the US giant of lingerie retailing Victoria's Secret landed in the UK to a rather interesting reception. While my bosom-owning American friends have been singing their praises and expressing delight at having their favourite brand of bras finally available to buy in London, the launch of the Westfield and Bond Street stores was very... Continue Reading →

Open day at Who Made Your Pants?

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of visiting the wonderful Who Made Your Pants? people. I found out a fair bit about them via the internet when I was researching an article on ethical lingerie, but that just meant that I wanted to know more. Whenever I mentioned their name on Twitter, I always received... Continue Reading →

DMU Contour Catwalk Show 2012

As Catherine from Kiss Me Deadly had a spare ticket, I was lucky enough to attend the London catwalk show for contour graduates from Leicester's De Montfort University (DMU) this week, and it was worth braving the rain for. Featuring designs by students who will be graduating from the BA Contour Fashion and BA Fashion... Continue Reading →

Review: Masquerade ‘Amira’

I was already aware of Panache lingerie after discovering their fantastic bras during a fitting at Bravissimo. What I didn't know until I was offered a choice of something to review, was that they have several other brands, under the Panache umbrella. I studied the email with the usual amount of enthusiasm that I reserve... Continue Reading →

Topshop Lingerie

When you think of Topshop, it's easy to think solely of waif-like teens and promptly dismiss any mention of their lingerie department. After all, a teenage girl's only requirement for her undies is usually that it's comfy, so rails of three-for-a-tenner cotton briefs with cartoon characters on would surely be all that's on offer. OK,... Continue Reading →

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