Meet The Woman Changing The Way We Think About Lingerie

 

When Cora Harrington first started blogging about lingerie in 2008 it came as part necessity, part passion project. Harrington wanted to purchase some lingerie, but couldn’t find any real review sites that would help guide her purchase. So she started writing reviews herself on a blog she named The Stockings Addict.

“All of my early reviews were focused on stockings and hosiery, tights that sort of thing,” Harrington said. “Those things were more affordable for me to write about.”

Nine years later The Stockings Addict has become The Lingerie Addict, encompassing all kinds of undergarments. And Harrington turned the work from a side project to a full-time job. She’s made The Lingerie Addict, which she calls TLA, into the foremost lingerie blog in the world.

Making it work

Making TLA sustainable was a complicated journey. When Harrington started to get readers in the tens of thousands, she decided it was time to look into selling ad space.

“I remember when I first wanted to dip a toe into advertising, being really worried that my readers would hate it,” she said. “Most of them were like, ‘No, we like what you’re doing and we want you to stick around and if it turns out advertising is the way that happens then like let’s do it.'”

She started out using Google AdSense, a service that lets users display targeted Google ads on their own sites. But before long, AdSense deemed The Lingerie Addict ineligible for their service because they considered it adult content.

“It says a lot about how we think about lingerie and how we view it as something hundreds of millions of people wear, but it’s considered to be taboo and inappropriate, which I think is a very American thing,” Harrington said. “But also says quite bit about what we think is acceptable to talk about in public.”

On their site, Google AdSense says their policy is that, “While we recognize that interpretations of adult or mature content may vary across countries and cultures, we hold all publishers accountable to the same content requirements so that we can ensure a safe and healthy global advertising ecosystem.”

And they’re not the only ones with this approach. “It’s a recurring theme among online advertising networks,” Harrington said. “Even when we’re advertising on Facebook or what have you our ads are very often declined.”

In the end, the move away from third-party ad services was a blessing in disguise. Harrington started to pitch directly to brands and they to her, creating valuable relationships within the industry.

“It gave me a good foundation for building the business out,” she said.

 

Stop saying women wearing lingerie is offensive

We’ve come a long way since women’s lingerie was referred to as unmentionables, or have we?

Recent protests and complaints concerning ‘inappropriate’ ‘pornographic’ advertising from retailers Bras N Things and Honey Birdette suggest otherwise.

Most recently, the shopfront of Bras N Things in Campbelltown’s Macarthur Square shopping centre had been labelled as“disgusting and offensive” by local Councillor, Cindy Cagney.

Speaking to the Macarthur Chronicle, Cindy said, “You don’t see that type of lingerie and poses on daytime TV.”

“It’s an unrealistic view of women and to me it is sexually suggestive. I don’t think it is necessary.”

She goes on to spotlight the issue as an irresponsible representation of body image and contentious depiction of female sexuality.

In these images and others in the campaign, the women featured are covered in more material than the average bikini offers. The poses and size of the women featured are no different than those plastering the walls of shops like Sports Girl or H&M.

The size of models used in mainstream advertising is a conversation that unquestionably needs to happen, but the amount of clothing worn by that model should not be part of the discussion.

Women should be allowed to celebrate their sexuality, to feel beautiful and confident. Lingerie has a unique power to do that, no matter what your size is.

It would be unrealistic to think any person looking at this type of advertising would feel pressured into wearing their underwear as outwear because, lingerie is for the wearer, not the starer.

Underwear can give us confidence while being completely hidden and it can empower women to feel confident in showing off their bodies.

Actress Terri Kwan dresses two-year-old daughter in lingerie for Halloween party

An actress who dressed her two-year-old daughter in white lingerie for Halloween, has been criticised on social media where she posted images and videos of the toddler in costume.

Terri Kwan dressed her little girl in white suspenders and underwear, including a bra, and fitted her with a pair of angel wings. One image shows the toddler holding a star shaped wand, with a lollipop in her mouth.

The Taiwanese actress added hashtags alongside the image including “Victoria’s Secret Model”, a reference to the lingerie maker which often uses scantily clad models to advertise its products.

The 41-year-old then shared the video and images with her 340,000 followers on picture sharing site, Instagram. She also put them on her Weibo account, a Chinese platform similar to Twitter, where she has 240,000 followers.

Taiwan’s cable news channel TVBS news reported that the costume was for a Halloween party at her daughter’s birthday party.

After she posted the images users were quick to condemn Kwan for her choice of costume.

One, Vannarocha7 called it “horrible horrible” and claimed the images would encourage paedophiles.

Another Loretta.rodgers10 called the images “disgusting”. They added: “Why would you do this to your daughter? Please protect her.”

Thando & Sbahle serve sauce in Thabooty lingerie

The underwear manufacturer china official launch of Thando Thabethe’s lingerie line has finally arrived‚ five months since she first announced that it was in the works. And‚ she’s shared some sexy snaps featuring the equally bootylicious Sbahle Mpisane.

Taking to Instagram‚ Thando shared her excitement ahead of the official launch tonight.

“The day has arrived… (I’m) so excited for the launch of my brand new baby Thabootys underwear & shapewear… Thank you for sharing your beautiful stories that you believe make you a woman‚” she said.

Thando told TshisaLIVE earlier this year that she was inspired to launch a line of sexy underwear after struggling to find anything to give her body “the right shape”.

“I struggled to find any proper shape-fitting underwear locally and was having to import. Sure‚ you can find some but they often look like granny panties and I wanted something a little more sexy. So‚ the idea really comes from my own personal experience‚” she said.

Celebrity Halloween Costumes That Are Legit Just Lingerie but Ok

From Paris Hilton (of course) to Kourtney Kardashian, plenty of celebrities are guilty of stripping down instead of dressing up for Halloween. Now, let’s get something straight, we’re not inherently against the idea of sexy Halloween costumes. Like, there are sexy Willy Wonka costumes that we rocked in college, and we wouldn’t take those memories back (if we could remember them in the first place). Likewise, we understand that not everyone is a huge fan of the holiday and wants to go all out like they’re attending Heidi Klum’s annual bash. People get lazy with their costumes and don’t want to spend money on something they’re only going to wear once.

But celebrities have plenty of money to spend on costumes and the probability of them actually going to a party with Heidi Klum is much higher than the average person’s. So if they’re still dying to go the sexy Halloween route, then it just feels like they should be trying a little harder than tacking on a few strips of lace or latex and topping it off with a witch hat. They shouldn’t be putting on a Victoria’s Secret babydoll and calling it a day. Or so you would think.

Surprisingly (or not), plenty of stars have gone the sexy lazy route and have thrown on legit lingerie before stepping out and getting snapped by the paps. Whether or not they already owned the undergarments is up for debate, but regardless, we’re not impressed. And frankly, we feel a little offended by the lazy attempt at a sexy costume. Where’s the creativity people? Sheesh.

saucy suspenders as she promotes sizzling new lingerie line

She recently opened up about the new confidence she has found after stripping down to bikinis for Home And Away filming.

And now Sam Frost, 28, is set to ride that wave of confidence after receiving a delivery of racy lingerie, which she posted to Instagram on Tuesday.

The former Bachelorette shared an image showing her new black lingerie from Bras N Things’ Vamp collection.

Sam should have no problems stripping down to the barely-there lingerie for Dave, after she opened up about starting to feel comfortable in her body.

‘I am comfortable in my body, but I’m quite shy about showing it,’ Sam recently told WHO magazine .

‘I’m just going to have to challenge myself and go, “All right Sam, you’ve got to push through this barrier and not be shy about showing my body.”‘

Sam has been seen on the set of Home And Away showcasing her trim figure in a range of skimpy bikinis.

She has filmed scenes for the show, but her appearance has yet to air.

In August, the former reality TV star told Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa that she was ‘stressing out’ about getting into a bikini in front of the camera, and wanted to change her diet.

‘I’ve just gotta stop eating so much carbs I think,’ Sam said.

 

Lea Michele Skips Underwear, Sports Revealing Blue Bodysuit in V Magazine mdash

But Friends Call Her Grandma

Months ago, Lea Michele was understandably in a dark place after the sudden passing of her boyfriend Cory Monteith, but now the brunette beauty is ready let her voice be heard louder than ever before.

The 27-year-old pop star’s debut solo album Louder is set to stores on March 4th, and she’s already released three of the singles mdash;”You’re Mine,” which is her “favorite song” on the album and her tribute tune to Monteith, as well as “Cannonball,” the powerhouse track penned by Sia and “Battlefield.”

“I started working with Anne Preven, Felicia Barton, and Bonnie McKee right out of the gate, and we came up with some great, awesome pop songs,” the Glee star tells the mag of her upcoming album. “But closer to the beginning of this year ndash; four or five months into making the album ndash; the label was like, ‘this is great, but we need more of you in here. You sound like you’re singing awesome songs that are similar to Katy [Perry] or Kiely [Williams]. We need more Lea Michele.'”

Michele’s album was completed in June, but her life took an unexpected turn for the worse in July when her longtime boyfriend suddenly died of a drug overdose at the age of 31. The singer then decided to revisit her record and added the track “Cannonball,” which became her first single, as well as “If You Say So,” which she penned with Sia shortly after Cory’s passing.

“It’s the only song that no one’s heard,” she says of “If You Say So.” “I can’t talk about it until people hear it. I just feel like people should hear it and I don’t know if I’m ever going to talk about it. It’s just one of those things where I understand what it means and you can take it or leave it. That song is for me.”

Michele has been hard at work on her many projects as of late, sharing BTS photos from the Glee set (in anticipation of the 100th episode!), releasing songs from her forthcoming album and promoting her new book.

During her free time, she’s regularly been spotted enjoying hikes around Los Angeles (even with her parents mdash;who relocated to L.A. after Monteith’s death), but she insists you won’t be seeing her frequenting the club scene anytime soon.

“My friends call me Grandma, but like, Grandma’s killing it right now,” the starlet, who stuns in a variety of sexy ensembles brags to the publication. “I’m pretty sure Grandma nailed it in a half-naked Terry Richardson shoot, okay? So I’m fine with it. I just do my thing. I do what’s best for me. That’s it.”

“I don’t like things that other people like,” she continued. “I don’t like clubs or crazy, loud music. I don’t drink a lot, and maybe that makes me boring, but I’d rather be in bed watchingHomelandwith my cat, Sheila, eating a sandwich.”

Which is the message she hopes to drive home in her book Brunette Ambition.

“I wanted to show young girls that you don’t need to fit in with everyone and do what all the cool kids are doing,” she said. “My drive and focus have gotten me to where I am.”

As for her role model? The legendary Stevie Nicks, who she met on the Glee set.

“She’s like a fairy,” the former Broadway beauty gushed. “She’s given me so many gifts along the way, and when I say gifts, I mean tools and advice and support.She told me from the beginning that music is going to be your therapy, and at the time I was like, What the f–k are you talking about, Stevie Nicks? I don’t want to listen to music. I can’t do anything. But once you get out a little bit of the tunnel, when you slowly start to feel like you can be yourself a little bit, it does help. It’s so cool I have her number.”

Wear ordinary underwear and sports underwear, what is the difference?

One of the important fashion of modern people is fitness, fitness, wear large fat sportswear has long been outdated. More can not wear ordinary underwear to do exercise. Can fix the chest, shock effect of good sports underwear is comfortable and convenient clothing. But sports wear can wear it? And ordinary underwear and what is the difference?

1, different functions
Sports underwear settings can make your chest more comfortable in the movement, watching like a small vest, when the movement is not tired. Ordinary underwear has the effect of support and shaping.

Large cup bra, an adjustable thin section underwear. Full cup wide bottom Wai, steel ring for the larger chest type. Let the D Cup above can also look fine look good. No sponge ultra-thin design, wrapped chest comfortable and breathable, fresh color seductive.

Full cup no sponge thin section gather bra, suitable for big chest MM, put on the small chest to make your wear is more refined. Adjust the role is obvious, with the correct transfer method, can shift the fat adjustment. Wearing more comfortable, the curve is more perfect.

2, different fabrics
High-quality sports bra quick-drying function is good, breathable, more wet and sweat to keep the body dry and clean, keep the chest skin healthy. Ordinary underwear production process is more complex. Material is more light to the main color.

Adjust the full cup bra, for large chest MM, big chest was small. Fresh color and thin fabrics, coupled with fine lace, suitable for a girl heart you. No sponge slim design, gentle wrapped chest comfortable and breathable.

KKay no steel ring adjustment bra, the bottom of the lace lace decorated sweet and subtle, instead of steel ring gently fixed, give you every inch of the skin are stacked on the gentle protection, which is suitable for small chest MM. Adjust the role of better, so you curve more beautiful.

3, sportswear can usually wear it?
Usually do not wear sports underwear, but when the movement is better to wear. If the age is 15-25 years old, long wear sports underwear rather than ordinary underwear, it may cause chest deformation.

Sports underwear, not only simple and elegant style, but also to show the spirit of the wearer, full of vitality look. Need to often change the regular wash, so as not to sweat soak for a long time to damage the quality, do not exercise as much as possible to wash it.

4 must be lost underwear, paragraph 2 you often wear!

Clean up the closet, finishing the cosmetic bag is often done every girl, however, few people will deliberately put the underwear drawer, we always buy a new underwear into one, but never Thought to throw them out.

1, the size of the underwear
Some women in order to make the chest look more, will choose to wear a small bra, but through the tight bra affect the breast blood and lymph circulation, likely to cause ischemia, may also cause breast hyperplasia, and even induce breast cancer The

2, steel ring will hurt your underwear
If the ring is not comfortable, you can make a temporary adjustment, but the effect is not ideal, you still buy a new underwear it, no steel ring style will be more comfortable. To know, poor underwear will cause great harm to the female body.

3, no support role in the bra
If your chest also like to wear a large ring underwear, then it is basically no support for your breasts role. You know, breast sagging is a very terrible thing, there is no support, there is no need to wear underwear.

4, shoulder strap down underwear
Shoulder straps must have been depressed by many girls have experienced it. Some girls will buy some small auxiliary tools to hold the shoulder strap, but always can not achieve a good support force. In fact, the shoulder strap is actually an underwear is not suitable for a performance, so it is a new piece of it.

So what is underwear, is to improve the role of fermented bean curd?
First, adjust the type
For false negative milk, adjust the underwear is definitely it nemesis. Choose a suitable adjustment underwear, can help you as soon as possible to eliminate the little goblins this little goblin Oh.

Second, no trace type
Dress is the most afraid of showing strange traces of underwear, easy to distinguish the shape of bra, and even can see you winter hut meat. This is really embarrassing. At this time, a piece of no trace bra is definitely your good girlfriend!

Three, lace type
The eradication of secondary milk important, the United States is also important. Many bloggers are also drying their own wear lace Bra with, you will find that they basically do not have a sense of sexy, but also the performance of the lace Bra’s vividly.

Four other types
We always go to the beach, to exercise time. So, we have to prepare some sports and the United States back type underwear.

Many underwear shape is very nice, underwear manufacturer but are the virtual table, wearing a body will appear when the chest is not good, not outside the expansion is flat. Do this kind of underwear also need to be placed in a drawer? Quickly deal with it

A Man’s Guide to Buying Lingerie

Most men know nothing about picking out lingerie, which is understandable because it can be confusing. What type of lingerie to buy, what size, what color – how is a man to know? Here is a little guide to help you when choosing lingerie for that special someone.

There are a few things to consider before you go out. What does she like? Remember that you will not be wearing this – she will and you should go out with the intent on getting something she will like. If she is not into lacey, tiny, see-through teddies, chances are if you buy that, she will not be in much of a mood to wear it and you may never see it. So keep what she likes in mind.

If you do not know, check out her nightgown/lingerie drawer before you leave. Check for material type (cotton, silk, etc.), colors, and most importantly, size. She may be flattered if she wears a large and you get her a small, but if she wears a small and you buy her a large, you may find yourself in trouble. Avoid anything that says “control” on the label. Those items are used to firm and flatten tummys and rears and she would probably not appreciate receiving them as a gift.

Another thing to remember is if the store offers to wrap the lingerie let them. Dainty lingerie will look better in their wrapping than if you wrap it in the paper left over from your cousin’s birthday. Presentation is part of the package with lingerie. Also, if you are uncomfortable in the store, check out online stores that sell lingerie. You can always start at Victoria’s Secret, but most major department stores like Macys and Nordstroms also sell lingerie. Final note – remember to keep your receipt just in case it is the wrong style, size, or color.

Now, what type of lingerie is available? Just about anything you can think of! Ask yourself what the occasion is. Is this to let her know you love her? If so, something crotchless or see-through probably will not send that message. But, if it is for Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, something a little more risqué might be appreciated. Bras alone have many different styles including push up, plunge, gel filled, padded, under wire, seamless, backless, strapless, open cup, and unpadded.

If you are purchasing a bra and panty set, always check out what she has in her drawer beforehand and definitely make note of the size – of both the bra and panties. Most places sell at least one pair of panties that match each bra, but some will sell several so you can mix and match. It will help to know what type of panties she likes to wear too – thongs, briefs, or high cut bikini.

When it comes to sleepwear, it can be just as confusing. One type of sleepwear is babydoll pajamas. They usually have very thin straps, a plunging V neckline, and are very short with matching panties. You will find most of these made out of silk or satin, materials that always make a woman feel good about herself. But, if she feels her breasts are too big or too small, or thinks her stomach is too big, you might want to avoid babydoll pajamas.

There are slips and chemises. Similar to the babydoll pajamas, these are a little longer and a little better at concealing problem areas such as breasts, butt or stomach. They too are usually made of silk or satin.

Gowns are full-length versions of the babydoll. Many are see-through or lacey and can help put your woman in the mood. Babydolls, slips, chemises, and gowns may also come with a robe.

A pajama set might not sound too sexy, but if it is silky, and buttons up the front, it can make your woman feel very sexy, especially if she is a plus size (size 18 or larger). Boxer sets have become very popular lately. The tops are tight, with thin straps and usually a V neckline, although there are boxer sets with normal t-shirt tops.

If you are really looking for lingerie to spice up your love life, take a look at Frederick’s of Hollywood (available online). They have been selling sexy lingerie for over 50 years. They have a wide variety of garter belts, bustiers, corsets, teddies (similar to the babydoll, but one piece), crotchless panties, and fishnet stockings – items that may not be available at many stores that sell lingerie.

What type of lingerie you should get your love depends a lot on her self-esteem. Many big woman love sexy little teddies, but some will shy away from them, for fear of exposing too much of themselves. Most stores sell lingerie in plus sizes, which are a little less revealing. If she is really athletic, a boxer set might be something she would like. Thin women will look good in anything, but especially teddies, corsets, and babydolls.

When shopping for lingerie, try to keep in mind what she likes. If you purchase something similar to the lingerie she already has and in colors you know she likes, it will probably make her happy. But, keep the receipt just in case!