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    A to Z of Lingerie – E is for Eyelet Embroidery

    Still behind a little bit, but plodding on. Earlier today I typed up the blog for the 4th of April which was D is for Dessous and now I’m onto the letter E. I had to struggle really hard to think of anything other than embroidery for E. So that’s what I went for, but let’s not stop there. Let’s go for alliteration and discuss eyelet embroidery! Eyelet embroidery is just a style where there are holes that are finished with along the edges by sewing and used for decoration. You can see an example of it, when used in lingerie, in the picture below. I love eyelet embroidery and…

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    A to Z of Lingerie – D is for Dessous

    Once again, apologies for being a little slow in getting these A to Z of Lingerie posts ready. I’m now onto D which is for Dessous, which is my contribution for the 4th of April. Yesterday, I talked about corsets, which is a very specific topic, whereas Dessous is more general. Dessous is a word that comes up a lot when discussing lingerie. It comes up a lot when I’m researching the topic on blogs and it’s been used in literature, for example in 1000 Dessous: A History of Lingerie by Gilles Neret. It’s also used in brand names like Dessous Chics. So, if you don’t speak French you might…

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    A to Z of Lingerie – C is for Corset

    I’m in the process of trying to catch up with this challenge. I’m not as well organised as I had hoped to be. Yesterday, I covered the bralette for B. Today I’m tackling C for Corset. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of corsets of my own to post. It’s not an item that I’ve had in my wardrobe for a few years. I think corsets are still popular because of the idea of them, rather than the functionality or the comfort. Let’s be honest, anyone who has ever tried on a corset knows that they are the most uncomfortable garment you will ever wear. And usually, you need someone…

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    A to Z of Lingerie – B is for Bralette

    Welcome back to my A to Z of Lingerie. Yesterday I kicked off by writing about A for Applique. Today I’m moving on to a garment rather than a decoration. Back in 2014 when I attempted a challenge like this, the A to Z of lingerie, I chose to make B for Balconette. This time round, since the autumn/winter trend for 2017/18 was bralettes, I am choosing that instead. Bralettes are an item that I have only just started wearing, mostly because they weren’t widely available until recently. For those not familiar, they are essentially just a crop top with some light support, but the difference is that a bralette…

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    A to Z of Lingerie – A is for Applique

    I really wanted to be more organised than I am for this years A to Z Blogging Challenge, but here we are on 1st April. It’s the end of the day and I’m breaking my “No technology after 8pm” rule in order to get this post written. So, this year’s A to Z is the A to Z of Lingerie. A is for applique, which is basically a piece of fabric stuck onto another piece of fabric. That is essentially what applique is. The older I’ve become, the less likely I am to purchase items with applique because it’s fun, quirky and has a young feel to it, especially the…