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By LINDA DYETT

Le Petit Trou from Azaleas in NYC as featured on Lingerie BriefsLe Petit Trou

Full disclosure right at the outset: I’m a lingerie aficionado who happens to live a tantalizingly short block-and-a-half away from an absolutely knockout-terrific underthings store—Azaleas, located in the heart of New York’s East Village. The ultimate indie retailer, this is a white-walled intimates general store—a Downtown lifestyle mart filled with essentials and esoterica that takes its cue from and is a perfect fit for my offbeat Downtown … Read More


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Body Chains

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Livy Body chains as featured on Lingerie Briefs

I’m besotted lately with chains—jewelry chains–not just slung around the neck, but draping, crossing, crisscrossing, cascading, and dipping down the body. We’re seeing them in gold, silver, brass, studded with charms and gems.

There’s something mesmerizing about this jewelry. Not only does it glorify our curves and silhouettes, but placed on the collarbone area, the shoulders, the decollete, the midriff, the back generally, and the vertebrae in particular, it shifts our perspective … Read More


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Nipples: They’re Back

By LINDA DYETT

Make no mistake. In this Coronavirus Year Three, we’re still—if not so steadfastly–on the alert. Witness the somber, mannish, oversize, protective pants suits that are all the rage. Witness as well all the hoods and balaclavas, even as the weather warms up. And the continuing sales of molded, padded, modesty-invoking T-shirt bras. “They are still strong–for reason of eliminating nipple display,” says Gale Epstein, co-founder and creative director of Hanky Panky. Nonetheless, … Read More


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La Fille d'O as featured on Lingerie Briefs

For months now (maybe years), I’ve longed to profile La Fille d’O, the most daring, visionary, body-savvy, fit-savvy, and also fashion-savvy among today’s avant garde lingerie providers (and there are plenty of them). Whatever you think underwear is supposed to be, this indie Belgian lingerie wholesaler-etailer-retailer is here to dispute your premise. Yet I hesitated to write it up. La Fille has so much going on—an electrifying inventory that re-prioritizes the … Read More


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Crazy-Legs

By LINDA DYETT

Red Bubble Botticelli's Birth of Venus Leggings Designed by Art History as featured on Lingerie Briefs

I’m taking a long, hard look at Botticelli’s Birth of Venus (you know…the goddess of love standing on her half-shell). Or rather–I’m seeing her face, blown up and maneuvered over the knee and thigh of a pair of polyester-elastane stretch leggings, her golden tresses cascading down the other leg. This is but one example among the hundreds (no, make that thousands) of pairs of graphic, photo-printed stretch leggings now bombarding the market. … Read More


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By LINDA DYETT

FIT Rose Exhibit as featured on Lingerie Briefs

“Won’t you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you.”
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 19th century Irish playwright and politician

There they are, jam-packed profusions of them, jostling for space as they shamelessly beckon passersby in front of every self-respecting bodega in New York. I’m talking about roses (and other flowers too, but mainly roses), brightening our dingy streets—and our lives–in these, fingers crossed, waning months of Covid. … Read More


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By LINDA DYETT

The world was put on notice this summer when Billie Eilish ditched her oversize grunge-wear and posed on the cover of British Vogue in a rosy pink corset, complete with buckled waist cincher—a Gucci confection custom-designed for her. And just to add to the explosion of va-va-voom satiny femininity, beneath that corset was a set of lacy Agent Provocateur underwear, while accompanying it were a pair of latex gloves and leggings. … Read More


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