The Lingerie Addict Inspired Lingerie

July 1st, 2015 @ Amber

Happy Birthday, Cora!

My friend Cora of The Lingerie Addict is celebrating a birthday today, so this lingerie storyboard is for her and is inspired by her style and amazing taste in lingerie. Interested in the pieces shown above? Check out the details below!

Lucy B Tigress Caged Panty / Hanky Panky Vintage Rose Boyshort / LOU Folie Douce Bustier Bra

Dottie’s Delights Peepshow High Waist Panty / Dita Von Teese Madame X Bikini / Natori Feathers Bra

Nubian Skin Short / Toru and Naoko Cora Panty / Claudette Dessous Sucre Bra

Kiss Me Deadly Cupless Vargas Dress / Cervin Tentation FF Stockings / L’Agent Saskii Mini Brief

*Photo of Cora by Lydia Hudgens Photography

Plus-Sized Swimwear for Summer 2015

June 29th, 2015 @ Amber

GabiFresh Kiwi Wrap Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Now that Summer if officially here, hopefully you’ll be enjoying some sunshine and frolicking on the water. Time to go swimsuit shopping! Whether you’re looking for a bikini, tankini, or one piece, this post will share some of my top picks for pretty plus-sized swimwear options for the season.

ASOS Curve Mix and Match 50’s Halter Bikini

Pinup Couture Marilyn Swimsuit in Leopard Print

Robyn Lawley Sky High Underwire One Piece

Swim Sexy Aztec One Piece from SwimsuitsforAll

Gianni Mercedes Mermaid Island Bikini

Elomi Night Fever Bikini

LILYSH Design Plus-Sized Bandage Swimsuit

Robyn Lawley Palm D’Or Criss Cross Bikini

Gabi Fresh Iridescence High Waist Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Lane Bryant Strappy Wireless Bikini

Cactus Fringe Bikini from Addition Elle

Vintage Suits by Mary Red Swoon One Piece

Nichole Alana Pink Pirate Bikini

Ancy Shop Neon Bandeau Bikini

Peace of Paradise Kohala One Piece

Nakimuli Mudcloth Convertible Swimsuit

PettiBear Black Floral High Waisted Bikini

Jessica Simpson Passion Flounce One Piece

Anne Cole Mini Stripe Colorblock One Piece

La Blanca Lagoon Sweetheart Tankini from SwimsuitsforAll

Laura Wells Coral Reef Halter Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Hips and Curves Kelly Swimsuit

Swim Sexy Pearl Island Halter Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Swim Sexy Spring Fling High Waisted Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

The Geeky Fan Girl’s Guide to Lingerie: Part 13

June 28th, 2015 @ Amber

For the 13th installment of The Geeky Fan Girl’s Guide to Lingerie, which is just in time for the upcoming San Diego Comic-con, features a dorky array of fun lingerie fandoms and more! Need to catch up with the first 12 parts of the series? Check it out here.

With the new Suicide Squad film coming out soon, check out this Harley Quinn two-piece set that merges cosplay and fashion! Made to order from Sugarpuss Clothing.

I know you are, but what am I?? Kick it old school with this Pee Wee inspired dress, that could be worn as outerwear or for a fun geeky piece of loungewear from Bows by Samantha.

See you at Platform 9 3/4! Check out this Harry Potter Hogwarts 3 pack of panties from Hot Topic. Wear your HP pride underneath your muggle clothes for a boost of fandom fun.

We’re all mad here! Check out this fun Alice in Wonderland One Piece Suit from Black Milk Clothing. Wear it as a swimsuit or even as a bodysuit, or layer it for outerwear. Cute and fun to take on a trip down the rabbit’s hole.

Hello Kitty panties! How adorable. Handmade to order from Cute Pink and Sweet.

How awesome are these handmade Magical Unicorn Nipple Pasties? All of the sequins! Adorn your boobies with a magical mythical creature in style with these pasties from Bad Bunny.

The cloak, the wand, and the stone. Together they make one…really awesome pasties. Embrace your inner Harry Potter geek with these awesome Deathly Hallows Nipple Pasties from Rainbow Blush Boutique. Accio pasties!

Under the sea! If you love The Little Mermaid, check out this sweet and frilly Ariel garter from Scarborough Rose. Made to order.

This handmade garter set from Bos Blossoms is super cute. The Wonder Woman Garter set is pretty, and super nerdy. Show your Wonder Woman pride pairing this with your favorite lingerie, or wear it under a dress while you’re out on the town.

Me want cookies! And lingerie. How fun and geeky cute is this handmade Cookie Monster bikini from Alicia Zanobia? It also doubles as a high waist bottom and bandeau bra.

I love this sleep shirt. I know. Show your geeky Star Wars love for Leia and Han in this I Love You I Know Sleep Shirt available from Think Geek.

Loving this Poison Ivy Robe available from Web Undies. Available in size S/M and L/XL. Get your comic on in this comfy lounge robe.

This Glow in the Dark Darth Vader Bra from Licorice and Cream is all sorts of geeky and fun. Handmade to order in a fun Darth Vader print that glows in the dark!

Trashy Lingerie often merges lingerie design and costume design, and this Cinderella Corset is pretty awesome. Skirted, with rhinestones and a pretty blue satin. Get your Disney Princess on!

Avengers Corset, anyone? Fit for a fan of superheros. Made to order from ParasitEve Designs.

Supergirl Bodysuit available from Shhh Couture Latex. Made of latex and made to order can be worn for cosplay, as a bodysuit, or as outerwear.

Black Widow! Wear this over-sized Black Widow tank of your favorite Avenger as a sleep shirt or as outerwear. Available from Think Geek.

TARDIS time! How cute is this handmade Dr Who Garter set? Made to order in blue and white, with lace, ribbon, and a cute TARDIS applique from Geeky Garters.

 

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? These Oscar the Grouch Cami and Panty set is so fun, suitable for the grouchiest of grumps!

Adventure Time! Look cute and nerdy and badass in this Lumpy Space Princess Nightgown. Omg the cuteness!


Where are my 80’s girls at? This super sweet Care Bears Corset is awesome, colorful, and made to order from Pleated Rose. Care Bare Stare!

Love Wins Marriage Equality Inspired Lingerie

June 26th, 2015 @ Amber

Only Hearts Heart Print Bikini Brief / Princesse Tam Tam Alix Shorty / Hanky Panky I Do Thong Set

Heidi Klum Sabine Bikini / Hanna Broer Lyta Panty / L’Agent Ceri Bra

Hanna Broer Lyta Bralette / Huit French Muse Thong /  Chantelle Merci Demi Bra

Bristols 6 Nippies One Love Cross Pasties / Intimate Jewellry Designs Rainbow Pasties / Claudette Dessous Bra in Parma Violet

Review: Cervin Suspender Belt and Stockings

June 26th, 2015 @ Amber

I am a huge fan of Cervin, this French hosiery brand is a classic, and has been making gorgeous stockings for many years. Their pieces are timeless. I have quite a large collection of their stockings, and am often adding new styles to my collection and have also bought doubles of my favorites to make sure I have back-ups. So I recently tried my first piece of Cervin lingerie, the kind folks at Cervin sent me the gorgeous Cervin Boetie Suspender Belt. I’ll also be sharing a few of the new hosiery colorways I’ve tried and love to pair with this specific suspender belt. Cervin continuously creates well made pieces that are versatile and beautiful, and they’re one of the only brands right now that actually makes 100% silk stockings too! It’s no wonder that Cervin is one of my very favorite hosiery brands.

The suspender belt is a lovely basic black, with 6 adjustable suspender straps. I’m really happy with the quality of this piece. The fabric feels like a quality tulle, and offers stretch but also fits true to size and hugs your hugs. There is a small black bow at the waistband. The stitching is amazing, and this piece is so well made. Even the suspender straps are fantastic, with metal clasps that have a bit of heaviness to them and don’t feel like cheap clasps at all. There is plastic ribs throughout to offer nice shape and to allow the belt to fit your body shape. I have quite a few black suspender belts, but this one really stands out to me, and I love the modern yet vintage style of this suspender. Sexy yet classic. Available in XS-XL sizing. I got a size Small and it fits true to size. There are hook and eye closures on the back of the belt.

I’m already a big fan of the Tentation Couture stockings, they are gorgeous, beige, sleek, and fit well. I like the vintage style and fit of them, and they are great paired with any suspender belt. Their stockings run true to size to a bit large. I get a size 1 in their hosiery, though I’ve quite short, so sometimes the stockings can fit a bit large on me, but size 1 is the smallest size that they make so I make due just fine. If you’ve ever tried Cervin before, you’ll know that the texture and feel of their stockings is luscious. I have quite a few pair of the Seduction Bicolour, but this time I got it in a beige/noir color, and I really like the black back seam, and the black heel and toe and welt. These definitely remind me of vintage stockings! The Capri stockings are soft and pretty and in a classic black, they well with the suspender belt. This was my first pair of the Cervin Divine Holdups. This was my first time trying Cervin’s holdups, and I was pleased. They fit well, the lace top is lovely, with the Cervin logo in silver. There is silicone banded inside the lace to keep the hosiery up, though you can wear these with a suspender belt too if you’d like!

 

Review: Freya Revival Tankini in Surf

June 25th, 2015 @ Amber

I’m all about Freya’s swimwear line, especially this season. So many of their designs are on point. Colorful, fun, underwired bikinis and tankinis, and cute on trend prints and styles. One of my favorites is the Surf colorway of the Revival Tankini. The tankini comes with removable halter strap, that can be unhooked so you can wear the tankini strapless. Pair the tankini with the matching brief, and it almost looks like a one piece swimsuit. No bows, this suit has a basic black with colorful striping at the neckline, with two buttons at the center gore. The tankini is bra sized, and has a back band that has a plastic thick clip closure. The cups are lightly padded, and offer underwire support. It runs true to size in the tankini, if not a big large, and a bit deeper in the cups than their lingerie line. The suits offer a nice amount of stretch and I’m usually able to size down to a 32 band in Freya swimwear. The Revival design is a continuity design, but this specific colorway with the lime green and blue offers a run and sporty look while still being stylish and sleek. As a surfer, I love the colorway as well as the Surf name. Fun!

The matching bottoms are black, in a brief style, with the same colorful bands at the waistband and two blue buttons. The bottoms are true to size, but are a bit less stretchy than the tankini, so if in doubt or between sizes, try sizing up. The tankini is available in 30-38 band sizes, and D-GG cup sizes. The matching brief is available in sizes XS-XL. If you like the look but would prefer a bikini style, the Revival Surf is also available as a bandeau bikini and padded bikini top. Can’t wait to surf in this baby and see if it does the Surf name well 😉 You can find the Freya Revival Surf at Herroom and Bare Necessities.

Salt Water Taffy Inspired Lingerie

June 25th, 2015 @ Amber

Bristols 6 Nippies Gold Candy Pasties / Dottie’s Delights Short Dressing Robe / Stella McCartney Clara Whispering Bra

Simone Perele Amour Demi Cup Bra / Bristols 6 Nippies Gold Marilyn Pasties / Princesse Tam Tam Melrose Shorty

Heidi Klum Mon Couer Bra / Miss Crofton Anna Violet Panties / Miss Crofton Peppermint Perfection Bra

Fairytales by Angela Friedman Lily Panties / Sugar Lace Ruffled Panty

Lingerie Crush: Elizabeth Olsen

June 25th, 2015 @ Amber

Elizabeth Olsen is awesome. She’s a great actor, she carries herself with poise and she seems so fun and fashionable. She sings too. She doesn’t model lingerie, but she’s done a few great photo shoots that have some serious lingerie vibes about them. She’s gorgeous and she can rock a bra as outerwear like no one’s business. She’s become one of my new lingerie crushes, and when you see the beautiful, strong, and fashion-forward lingerie-esque photoshoots she’s done you’ll see why. This woman is on her way up!

Introducing: MARAKI Intimates

June 20th, 2015 @ Amber

Introducing brand new Australian full bust brand Maraki Intimates. Available in cup sizes D-G and band sizes 8-14 (US 30-36). I am loving their designs, and honestly in my opinion, this is one of the most exciting things to happen to the lingerie industry this year. This is definitely one of the best things to happen to full bust lingerie in general. Fun, artistic designs that are unique and fun and playful without all bows and frills. I’m so excited about what Maraki is doing and I can’t wait to try this brand, hopefully sometime soon! They haven’t launched the collection yet, it’s coming soon, so be sure to keep a look out on their online shop.

OITNB Lolly Inspired Lingerie

June 20th, 2015 @ Amber

All Undone Willa Bra / NOE Undergarments Nox Bralette / Kriss Soonik Alison Bralette

Base Range Tank Top / Something Wicked Hana Bra / SKIN Tulle Panty

Bristols 6 Nippies Basics Black Cross Pasties / Curriculum Vitae Margot Tie Back Cami / Timpa Duet Thong

Clare Bare Inquietude Strappy Panty / Claudette Dessous Bra in Black