Monday, July 26, 2010

Lingerie as Outerwear


The last time we saw a shift towards lingerie as outerwear was the 1980s, and while I exude a general disdain for that decade I can't help but admit that certain fashion elements which emerged from it do have a place in this decade and the next. And so it is that we see various pieces of underwear return to the fore as outwear to feature amongst 2009 and 2010 fashion trends. And in many ways this may become one of the ubiquitous fashion trends; one that is transseasonal, and one that emerges as we pay fresh attention to tights and stockings as a feature piece, and not just an accessory, courtesy of the ripped stockings trend...

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lingerie Diva in Body Magazine

BODY: Describe your store, including physical description and key product categories.

Megan Kirchner, Lingerie Diva: Lingerie Diva is an online retail store that offers various types and brands of lingerie to our customers. Our key product categories include, but are not limited to, babydolls, bustiers, corsets, adult costumes and plus-size lingerie.

We feature quality brands, such as Coquette, Dreamgirl, Elegant Moments, Leg Avenue and Shirley of Hollywood. We carry high-quality items from our vendors and offer them at great prices. Almost all of our items are processed in our own warehouse in Lenexa, KS, and over 95 percent of them go out within 24 hours. Lingerie Diva has been a leader in online sales since 2003 and has grown exponentially since it was bought by the current owners in 2006.

The Lingerie Diva website is constantly updated with new items, sales and informational content, as well as the store’s blog. It now reaches about 600,000 viewers a month and is currently ranked first in Google’s lingerie search.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Burlesque - From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

A long time ago (actually about a month) we covered a possible upcoming line of Star Wars themed corsets. We're pretty sure this is unrelated, but equally "nerdsexy". Yes, we just coined this term, feel free to use it in your daily lives.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Random Lingerie Fact of the Week

In Merryville, Missouri, women are prohibited from wearing corsets because "the privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male."

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

16 Years Old, Size 4, and "Too Big"?

Reality TV series “Australia’s Next Top Model” features a teen contestant kicked off of the catwalk for being “too big".

Ashlea Monigatti, 16, said she was "embarrassed" and shamed into eating salad after being excluded from a parade at the recent Australian Fashion Week in Sydney.

The schoolgirl, who has a 32.2-inch chest, a 24.9-inch waist, and 34-inch hips, said the decision was made by producers and stylists from Harper's Bazaar fashion magazine.

"I've never worried about my weight before, but I did when I arrived that day because the other girls were so skinny. It was a bit unfair because they didn't even let me try the clothes on ... they just looked at me and said I was too big," the teen said.

The show's model mentor Josh Flinn defended the program, saying: "This is not about negative body image, it's a show about finding the right person for the job. If anything, it's a realistic view of the industry."

It may be realistic, but that doesn't mean it's right. Here's another picture of the girl who was "too big":

Monday, July 12, 2010


Our apologies for the horrible play on words there.

Lingerie model Larissa Riquelme had originally agreed to strip naked and run through the streets of her hometown should her native Paraguay win the FIFA World Cup of Soccer.

With Paraguay's elimination by Spain, thousands of her fans were heartbroken. However, she plans on going through with the stunt anyway.

'It will be a present to all of the players, and for all the people in Paraguay to enjoy,' she said. 'They tried as hard as possible and gave it their all on the field.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Wonder Woman to Lose Lingerie Look

From Carina Adly MacKenzie

After 69 years of running around in a bustier and hot pants, Wonder Woman is finally getting a change of clothes.

DC Comics has revised the Wonder Woman outfit that Lynda Carter rocked, and yes -- Wonder Woman will now be wearing pants.

In a time when Barbie Dolls' clothes are getting tinier and tinier, it's sort of refreshing to see the iconic superhero's clothes get less revealing.

The new ensemble, which includes a studded denim jacket, a red top, and liquid leggings that Lindsay Lohan would totally approve of, was designed by DC co-publisher and "X-Men" artist Jim Lee, who says that he wanted Wonder Woman to "look strong without screaming, 'I'm a superhero'" according to the New York Times.

Aside from the pants, the most notable change is the lack of traditional patriotic imagery. "The original costume was the American flag brought to life," Lee says. "This one is a little more universal.