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    A to Z of Lingerie: G is for Guipure

    I didn’t manage to get the whole A to Z of Lingerie done during the month of April so I’m catching up and scheduling these posts now, so that they will eventually all be available for people to read if they want. I’ll also do a round-up post once I’m finished which will list the entire A to Z of Lingerie and feature links for each topic. Today is G which is for Guipure. Here’s another one of those French words. Do you see a theme emerging here? Guipure is a type of lace but it’s a heavy lace. When I think of guipure I don’t necessarily think of lingerie…

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    A to Z of Lingerie – F is for Fishnets

    Thanks for sticking with my A to Z of Lingerie posts so far. I’ve cheated slightly and taken some material I wrote a few years ago about lingerie items as inspiration for some posts (and sometimes lifted a few paragraphs) but this is still all my own work. And for the first time today, there are some pictures of me! Although, just my legs, no face. Eeek! So, yesterday was E for Eyelet Embroidery, which is more pretty than sexy. Let’s take the heat up a few notches today. F is for fishnets.  Oh, they are definitely my favourite thing ever.  I could write about them all day!  In fact,…

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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…