Ageless Fashion by Playful Promises

As a woman in her early 40s with a love of gorgeous underwear, I'm used to having to do a spot of brain gymnastics in order to imagine myself wearing a lot of the lingerie that catches my eye, because it's almost always shown on the firm bodies of young slender models. When I saw... Continue Reading →

Style with Ethics: Lara Intimates

Regular readers will know how much I love lingerie and also ethical/sustainable approaches to fashion, so you'll imagine my joy when I found out about a new brand launching soon with a focus on sustainability. Set up by Faith Leeves and Cindy Liberman, two final year BA Fashion Contour students at London College of Fashion... Continue Reading →

Farewell to Agent Provocateur?

News of the sale of Agent Provocateur to Mike Ashley, the founder and chief executive of Sports Direct, hit the headlines this week and I realised this was probably, finally, the end. When I started my MA back in 2012, I wrote my first essay on the 21st century Agent Provocateur woman (turning it into... Continue Reading →

Bettie Page Lingerie, by Playful Promises

Lingerie lovers may have noticed that those hard-working folk at Playful Promises have been even more productive than usual over the last year. Seeing as they're always busy, this is pretty impressive work! As well as coming up with designs for their main line and curve ranges, plus their mini-brand Peek & Beau, they also... Continue Reading →

Underpinnings of Inspiration

I'm the first to admit that I've been a bit quiet on the underwear blogging front so far this year. It's not that I haven't been doing lots of underwear-related things though - far from it! - I just haven't had time to write about them yet. Following The Underpinnings Museum's successful Kickstarter campaign, a... Continue Reading →

Review: Undressed at the V&A

Back in April, I was lucky enough to be invited to the private view of Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It's been open for a while, but you still have plenty of time to catch the exhibition as it's on until 12th March 2017. This post comes with... Continue Reading →

Fabulous Fashion Fabrics: Nylon

Yes, you read that right... nylon. You might not realise, because it's often now referred to as polyamide on clothing labels, but it's actually still used in womenswear these days as nylon is a tough and rather fascinating fibre that's suitable for all manner of uses. Including fashion. Nylon was introduced by Du Pont in... Continue Reading →

The changing fashion of breast shape

The December issue of British Vogue has generated a lot of discussion in the last week for declaring that cleavage is over. Media outlets were jumping on this story right away, declaring that UK women were outraged at at the suggestion and that women with big boobs can't just put them away. The first thing... Continue Reading →

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