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Suspender Belts

Suspender Belts | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
The vintage style suspender belts of today are nothing like the uncomfortable garments that were used purely to keep up your stockings in the 40’s and 50
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How to choose the right lingerie

How to choose the right lingerie | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
We all want to wear lingerie that makes us feel good about ourselves. Get your lingerie right and you can look and feel a million dollars
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Experts reveal the 10 most common lingerie mistakes

Experts reveal the 10 most common lingerie mistakes | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Experts have revealed the 10 most common lingerie mistakes women make, including not being fitted for sports bra; wearing the same bra two days in a row and adjusting the straps for more support.
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Why you should be buying yourself lingerie

Many women give off the impression that they will only buy lingerie if they have someone to see it. This is really sad because lingerie should be for you. So I am going to give you the reasons you need to buy yourself lingerie: Whenever you have previously put lingerie on for someone else, you…
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Totally agree here.  Women SHOULD buy for themselves not for someone else.  A great piece of lingerie will be a confidence boost and make you look and feel fantastic even if no-one is around to see it :)
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New lingerie collections feature fairy tale characters and real-life historical heroines

New lingerie collections feature fairy tale characters and real-life historical heroines | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
From Cleopatra to Helen of Troy and Snow White to Little Red Riding Hood, now you can walk around with your favourite female idols under your clothing.
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Really like this cute collection from the Japanese Flufeel brand -  although very different from my usual style taste.  However, on checking the Felissimo website it states 'Colour/design will be decided by Felissimo. After you have collected all designs and colors, you are not able to order again' .  Not exactly sure what this means but I think it may put many off ordering!
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Does Plus Size Hosiery mean Plus Size Prices?

Does Plus Size Hosiery mean Plus Size Prices? | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Glamory's plus size stockings are good quality true plus sizes but are curvy women paying more for their hosiery than 'regular' sized ladies?
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Women Buy More Lingerie When It's Modeled On Bodies Resembling Their Own (Duh)

Women Buy More Lingerie When It's Modeled On Bodies Resembling Their Own (Duh) | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Attention shoppers: The results are in and it turns out that when women browse bras and underwear online, they’re more likely to buy items modeled by curvy brunettes than thinner-bodied blondes, according to data from New York-based lingerie site AdoreMe.com. The company culled this data from
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So using plus sized models sells more lingerie - it's official.  Hopefully some of the major players will cotton on to the fact that most of us don't want to see photoshop'd size 6's, we want 'average' sized women that we can identify with (no matter what their hair colour :)

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Vintage Lingerie Through the 20th Century

Vintage Lingerie Through the 20th Century | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Nowadays, women have more choices than ever when it comes to lingerie. From comfort to style to sex appeal, girls have it all. But as shown by this infographic, kindly provided to us by the team at Sheer Luxury Lingerie, styles were more constricting in the early 20th century ranging from the 1900s, 1920s and all ...
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This type of vintage lingerie may well be a far cry from what we buy today, with tight girdles and rigidly boned corsets being constrictive and uncomfortable to wear, but the glamorous styles recreated in modern fabrics are as hugely popular now as they were back in the day.  

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Meet The Lingerie Line That Celebrates Women of Every Shape

Meet The Lingerie Line That Celebrates Women of Every Shape | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it

Between the first plus size model appearing in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue and Vogue’s plus-size lingerie editorial, it’s been a progressive last few months for the representation of all body sizes image in media. 

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The over crowded mainstream lingerie market still caters mainly for unrealistic body types - standard sizes which are shown to us in Photoshop'd magazine spreads across the world. However, some brands are rebelling against this and bringing the lingerie business completely up to date with new styles, sizing and photo shoots using 'real' women.

 

New Zealands' Lonely Lingerie is one such brand. Their website shop itself doesn't look very inspiring (in my opinion), although I do love some of the styles despite the rather high price tags ($65-$70 NZD - £34 odd for a pair of knickers), but if you are not a 'standard' size or shape and want to get your lingerie fitting just right, it is worth paying the extra £'s.

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Fiore Gladis Mock Suspender Tights 40 Denier

Fiore Gladis Mock Suspender Tights 40 Denier | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Black Mock Suspender Tights with seams in a soft 20/40 denier with ornate pattern to thigh and ankles. Fiore Gladis Tights with free delivery.
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Fiore are one of the less expensive hosiery brands but according to customer feedback, the quality and fit is excellent.  Many styles now come in XL (hips 48"-51" ) in addition to S,M and L, giving +size ladies a great range to choose from at very affordable prices.

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The truth about pantyhose - Global Times

The truth about pantyhose - Global Times | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Today, my day was completely ruined by a pair of pantyhose.
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A satirical look at pantyhose.  Many of the points made are funny but true, although many of these problems are down to ill-fitting sizes and cheap quality products.  "Women spend tons on hair, makeup, nails, their wardrobe, and then are astounded when a 2 dollar pair of pantyhose lets them down."

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This Week's OMG Vintage Lingerie: 1950s Poodle Panties Edition!

This Week's OMG Vintage Lingerie: 1950s Poodle Panties Edition! | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
As if full-cut vintage acetate nylon panties weren't enough... As if anything vintage in pink and black weren't enough... These vintage panties feature poodles! Yes, you read that right; poodles em...

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Where is the Lingerie for Trans Women? | The Lingerie Addict | Lingerie For Who You Are

Where is the Lingerie for Trans Women? | The Lingerie Addict | Lingerie For Who You Are | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
There's something odd about all the attention that the lingerie world gives to crossdressing men, and how little it gives to trans women.
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To be honest, I didn't realise until I read this that specialised lingerie for trans women doesn't really exist. It seems rather remiss of the industry to find that just one lingerie designer (Chrysalis Lingerie) has introduced a small range of bras and panties for Women of the Trans-gender Community.  Would be nice to raise some awareness on this subject.  
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Ladies, you did not know these 5 things about the lingerie. Number 4 is shocking! (Photos) - Madailygist

Ladies, you did not know these 5 things about the lingerie. Number 4 is shocking! (Photos) - Madailygist | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Lingerie can make you look so hot! But how do you pick the right kind and what are the things to know about female underwear to make you the S3@.x:’iest? Are there healthcare concerns related to it? Find out now! If you learn the answers to these 5 questions on lingerie, you would stay healthy …
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Black trans model fronts lingerie brand's body positive campaign

Black trans model fronts lingerie brand's body positive campaign | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
A lingerie firm has recruited a black transgender model to help front their latest Photoshop-free ad campaign. New Zealand brand Lonely has unveiled their newest photo series called Nine of a Kind - un-retouched portraits of influential women from across social media, including trans model Aurel Haize Odogbo, Vogue sex columnist Karley Sciortino, ballerina Anna Collins, artist Ajani Lucid,  and Canedo’s own mother, Rogeria.
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How Bridget Jones boosted the market for big underwear - Inside Retail

How Bridget Jones boosted the market for big underwear - Inside Retail | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Who would have thought that there was so much innovation, technology and a 70,000-mile supply chain supporting a simple pair of underpants?
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Big knickers, shapewear and retro style lingerie is definately the way to go - highlighted on catwalks and on red carpets worldwide.
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Shape up - back to the 50's | Swanky Pins Hosiery & Lingerie Blog

Shape up - back to the 50's | Swanky Pins Hosiery & Lingerie Blog | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
All we see these days on TV, the internet and in magazines, are ads and articles telling us we should lose weight, tips on how to lose weight, an
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There was more pressure in the glamour years of the 40's and 50's to put on weight than there is now for us to lose weight.  In those days, skinny was perceived as unattractive and ads told us that men found us so much more attractive once we piled on the pounds.
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This Calvin Klein ad that features an upskirt photo is spurring outrage

This Calvin Klein ad that features an upskirt photo is spurring outrage | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Calvin Klein is known for its provocative ads, from a bulging Justin Bieber to sexts, but its latest ad takes it to a whole new level.
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It's just a pair of knickers - get over it!  We see more revealed in lingerie ads, at public pools and on the beach, I cannot see what is perverted and sexist about a woman showing her panties.
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Japanese stockings now come with ready-made nail polish

Japanese stockings now come with ready-made nail polish | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Now you can change your nail polish as often as you change your stockings! 
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Quirky, a little bit cool - but are they really practical?  Yes they look great whilst in place, but what about when they move (as they are bound to at some point during the day) and you have blobs of colour making their way off the end of your sandal?  I'm all for even toning legs in summer with a subtle pair of nudes, but the jury's out on these stockings with nail polish.  I sort of love them, but probably wouldn't wear them. 
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Vintage bra ads

Vintage bra ads | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
A quick peek at styles of advertisements for brassieres over the past century
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17 Vintage bra ads ranging from the 'bodice' styles of the early 1900's to the popular 'perma-lift' bullet bras of the 50's and circular spoke stitched bras of the 60's.  Some of the ads are quite comical - "I dreamed I raced with the wind in my Maidenform bra" or "I dreamed I went to work in my Maidenform bra".   How many women actually 'dream' of wearing their bra to work?  Once bra hit the seventies & eighties, the glamour of the 40's and 50's styles just seems to disappear and our bras become boring and practical - in my opinion.  

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‘You Are Not Just A Body': The Feminist Mantra of Neon Moon – Lingerie Talk

‘You Are Not Just A Body': The Feminist Mantra of Neon Moon – Lingerie Talk | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
New British lingerie label Neon Moon promotes a feminist message.
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Another new lingerie brand campaigning to change the face and body of the lingerie industry is Neon Moon, based in the UK and founded by Hayat Rachi who design and distribute nonconformist lingerie for women around the world. The photos for the brand include a range of women with wobbly stomachs, back flab and cellulite - it may not sound that appetizing on paper but don't the majority of us have one or more of these body issues? Good luck with the funding, I hope you can raise it  #NeonMoonGirls

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Top 5 Pantyhose Tips (MTF Transgender / Crossdressing Tips) - YouTube

Tips for Transgender or Cross-Dressers on Wearing Tights / Pantyhose

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I have to disagree with sticking to nude or jet black sheers in the lowest denier you can find, personally I would go with whatever takes your fancy and looks good. Choosing the best quality tights / pantyhose makes sense, as does streamlining your look with matching shoes, but what is wrong with a bolder or patterned style?

 

The video also recommends not wearing open toed shoes but many of today's pantyhose / tights have very sheer invisibly reinforced toes specifically for wearing with sandals or open toe footwear so I cannot see a problem with this.

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Would you ever dare to bare your legs this winter? - Independent.ie

Would you ever dare to bare your legs this winter? - Independent.ie | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Are you brave enough to bin your black tights this winter?
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Surely the whole point of thick black tights is to give you a few months off shaving / exfoliating / moisturing / fake tanning ect. - or is that just me being lazy.  Bare legs in winter - crazy talk.

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In Defence Of Tights Being Totally Awesome

In Defence Of Tights Being Totally Awesome | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
They get a hard time, But tights truly are your best friend when it comes to fashion
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Despite some people's dislike of tights, here are some really good reasons why you should be wearing tights this season.  If you buy them for no other purpose - as the article suggests, you can at least use them to moonwalk across a kitchen floor.  

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All the Stylish Cool Kids Are Now Wearing Compression Socks

All the Stylish Cool Kids Are Now Wearing Compression Socks | Hosiery & Lingerie | Scoop.it
Today in fashion trends that can't hurt you: Compression socks! Apparently, they've become the toast of the glitterati, with fashionable stocking brands popping up left and right to cater to wealthy stylish travellers. Your grandma: doing it before it was cool.
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Fashionable designer compression wear paraded on the catwalk.  Cool - but expensive.

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