23 4 / 2014

thelingerieaddict:

[New Post] Fashion + Lingerie: Introducing Murmur

What do you think of Murmur? Have you heard of this label before? And would you wear any of their pieces?

Image Credits:

Images belong to Murmur. 

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22 4 / 2014

21 4 / 2014

london-minx asked: I recently purchased a La Perla night gown and after hand washing it with lukewarm water it is a lot rougher to the touch ( it is silk ). Do you know of any guide of washing delicate lingerie/garments? I have destroyed so many with improper care.

thelingerieaddict:

My first question would be what detergent or cleanser you used. Lukewarm water is fine (though cold water is better), but silk is so delicate that a specialty delicates wash is crucial…anything else is too harsh. If a delicates wash is out of reach, some people recommend baby shampoo as an alternative.

After that, the way you actually wash it is important. It’s best to just let the garment soak, perhaps with a little mild agitation from your hand in the water, but don’t wring, twist, or otherwise abuse the fabric. Silk can’t take it. Finally, just let it hang to dry. Don’t blow dry it, toss it in the dryer, or anything else.

For most general lingerie guides, I recommend checking HerRoom. They’ve got a lot of great information there.

21 4 / 2014

lemon-v asked: Hey Cora, I've always wondered the difference between a chemise, a slip, and a babydoll. I've seen very slight variations but them sometimes it's the same silhouette but a different name and it just REALLY confuses me ):

thelingerieaddict:

Hey! Sorry for the delay in responding to this…I’ve got a massive backlog of questions in my inbox right now. :-)

So…the differences in the silhouettes of a chemise, slip, and babydoll can be very subtle. That’s compounded by the fact that 1) there is some overlap between them and 2) when people aren’t sure of the key, identifying factors, they tend to get them confused (like folks who confuse bustiers with corsets or fully fashioned stockings with cosmetic seams).

Babydolls are the easiest silhouette to pick out. They are categorized by an empire waist (bralette stitching, shelf bra, or built in underwire bra) with the fabric of the skirt falling away loosely from the body just below or a trapeze silhouette (particularly in vintage styles) where the fabric falls away in an full skirt from about collarbone height or so. The biggest things here are the high waist and full skirt; babydolls do not skim the body anywhere below the bust and tend to be especially full around the thip. If you have a bra or bralette top combined with a more body skimming silhouette, that’s either a slip or a chemise.

Slips are meant to be worn underneath outerwear (dresses, skirts, etc.) and so are often plain and unadorned…at least in their modern day incarnations. I think of vintage slips, which are a bit fancier, as almost a precursor to modern day chemises…a bit of a hybrid between a nightgown and a traditional slip. Unlike chemises or babydolls, slips are available in full, half, or mini lengths (for example, you can choose to only buy the bottom half of a slip…the top half is called a camisole) and are usually in basic colors like white, black, or beige. You can wear a slip, particularly a slip with lace trim as a chemise (a la Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), however the vast majority of modern day slips are plain and simple garments.

Chemises are probably the most versatile of the three things we’re talking about, and the word chemise is most often used as a catchall to incorporate babydolls and slips as well. I would think of a chemise as a short nightgown. Chemises are rarely longer than knee-length (if they are, they’re called gowns) and are often available in a wide array of colors, fabrics, and styles. Chemises can be fitted or unfitted, contain a built-in bra or have no bra, or be plain or adorned (though they’re usually adorned with ruffles, lace, prints, or something else to set them apart from slips). Chemises are almost always items of explicitly lingerie or loungewear and not meant to be layered under any other garment (unless, of course, it’s another item of lingerie like a robe). I would say that any dress-like undergarment which doesn’t fit into the category of babydoll, slip, or nightgown is very likely a chemise.

I hope that helps to clarify. It’s a bit of a sticky categorization. I know what I’m looking at when I see it, but it’s hard to put exactly what I’m seeing into words so this was a great question.

20 4 / 2014

hazeleyes2012:

Black heels and roses

19 4 / 2014

Aaahhhh this is awesome! Wish I lived closer :(

(Source: kissmedeadlier)

19 4 / 2014

100daysoflingerie:

Day 14 of #100daysoflingerie wearing Elle Macpherson Obsidian Milla with @alannahhill sock garters. Now off to get my sewing machines serviced!

100daysoflingerie:

Day 14 of #100daysoflingerie wearing Elle Macpherson Obsidian Milla with @alannahhill sock garters. Now off to get my sewing machines serviced!

19 4 / 2014

thelingerieaddict:

ifthebrafits:

sinandsatin:

Because it pleases me. @catherinedlish pistachio colored peignoir gown paired with my custom overbust birthday corset. In the background the mannequin is wearing my handmade facinator. I cannot wait to wear this. #sinandsatin

I want one of those gowns..in that color.

I just can’t even with this right here…

thelingerieaddict:

ifthebrafits:

sinandsatin:

Because it pleases me. @catherinedlish pistachio colored peignoir gown paired with my custom overbust birthday corset. In the background the mannequin is wearing my handmade facinator. I cannot wait to wear this. #sinandsatin

I want one of those gowns..in that color.

I just can’t even with this right here…

18 4 / 2014

thelingerieaddict:

[TLA Flashback] The New Rules of Lingerie: 7 Pieces of Advice for Every Woman
Since I love coming up with arbitrary lists of rules (don’t judge; it makes me feel wanted), I’ve put together a few things I think every Lingerie Addict should keep in mind when it comes to intimate apparel.
Image Credits:
Model: Maja Ogonowska
Please don’t remove the credits. 

thelingerieaddict:

[TLA Flashback] The New Rules of Lingerie: 7 Pieces of Advice for Every Woman

Since I love coming up with arbitrary lists of rules (don’t judge; it makes me feel wanted), I’ve put together a few things I think every Lingerie Addict should keep in mind when it comes to intimate apparel.

Image Credits:

Model: Maja Ogonowska

Please don’t remove the credits. 

18 4 / 2014

exclusivelyselectedlingerie:

La Perla SS2014 ~ ‘Maharana’ Body