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A comprehensive and accessible illustrated guide to lingerie from intimates expert Cora Harrington, founder of The Lingerie Addict, the internet''s top intimate apparel blog.

While many love the idea of wearing special underthings, lingerie can be intimidating. How is it supposed to fit? How do you take care of it all? Is lingerie really for me? In this beautiful and empowering guide, lingerie expert Cora Harrington demystifies intimate apparel, making it accessible to all sizes, ages, and budgets. Covering everything from basic bras and panties to special occasion wear, shapewear, hosiery, corsets, and more, this no-nonsense handbook empowers you to confidently buy, wear, and care for the underpinnings of your dreams.

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“Beautiful lingerie… is a signal that you love yourself enough to take out the good stuff and feel special even on the most mundane of days.”
—Dita Von Teese, from the foreword
 
An informative, empowering, and masterfully organized guide to lingerie. I’ve always said indulgence is a necessity, and for those looking to indulge, this book is a must-read.”
—Josie Natori, Founder & CEO of The Natori Company
 
“With passion and curiosity, Cora Harrington tackles every aspect of intimate apparel from technical construction to fit issues for varying body types to the emotional experience of buying and wearing. She has keen styling insights and clever, practical tips. This is a smart, savvy guide to a modern woman’s lingerie needs through all stages of her life. We finally have THE reference for intimate apparel.”
—Gale Epstein and Lida Orzeck, co-founders of Hanky Panky
 
"An incredible resource for anyone with an interest in lingerie—this is the book I wish I had when I was starting my line! The right lingerie has the power to change your life, which Cora Harrington’s vast knowledge of the subject wholeheartedly reinforces."
—Becca McCharen-Tran, founder of Chromat

“In Intimate Detail" . . . might also be the first of its kind, a sort of  Cook’s Illustrated of underwear, full of technical details and illustrated with simple watercolors instead of glossy photographs."
—The New Yorker

“An empowering lingerie guide that breaks down the intimidating aspects of lingerie and makes it approachable for everyone.”
Bustle

About the Author

Cora Harrington is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Lingerie Addict, the internet''s top blog dedicated to intimate apparel. Her mission is to make the intimidating world of lingerie accessible, understandable, and fun for people of all sizes, shapes, races, and gender identities. Cora''s work has been featured by Teen Vogue, Racked, Cosmopolitan, and Jezebel, and she has been quoted as a lingerie expert by Allure, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Vogue Italia, CNN, and Forbes.

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INTRODUCTION 

Let’s be honest: lingerie is confusing. There are thousands of brands, hundreds of styles, and dozens of sizes. Even if you like the idea of lingerie, intimate apparel can be a complicated and bewildering world. What’s the difference between a demi bra and a balconette? What’s the point of having seams on a bra? More important, how do you find the right bra for you? Moving beyond bras, what kind of lingerie should you wear for formal occasions, your honeymoon, or even a regular workday? This book answers all that and more.

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CallaTop Contributor: Fashion Design
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Is it worth it?( Sewing Edition)
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2020
I think this is a great book to start out learning about lingerie and how to care for them. I don''t think anything "top secret" was really given, the book does give tips to trans women and non binary as well as women with masectomy, breast augmentation,maternity, etc and I... See more
I think this is a great book to start out learning about lingerie and how to care for them. I don''t think anything "top secret" was really given, the book does give tips to trans women and non binary as well as women with masectomy, breast augmentation,maternity, etc and I am happy this inclusion was given :)

To me personally, the book wasn''t special. As someone with a design and sewing background, I didn''t find any information that I have not come across before. As a lover of vintage fashion I didn''t find anything interesting and in-depth that I did not have previous knowledge of. I do think however, this book is a good beginners book in lingerie and the care of lingerie. Its a solid book just not for those already with a broad knowledge in the area. I bought this book on kindle for $4.99 and with the information given think its good and I can see others getting a lot of use out of this book.

What I think would have enhanced this book:
Photos showing the different lingerie and body types, I think this would have been a great way for one to see how a garment will fit on a similar figure. I do understand that not all body types could be included as there are so many variations but the photos would have enhanced the book.
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Amber DeSadier
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Great for anyone from age 15 on. Great Gift!
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2018
There are a lot of books on Lingerie. Most of them are about a specific type of lingerie or about how to make it. It is a complex subject, moreso than I think most people realize. Even having done quite a lot of independent research into vintage lingerie and corsets over... See more
There are a lot of books on Lingerie. Most of them are about a specific type of lingerie or about how to make it. It is a complex subject, moreso than I think most people realize. Even having done quite a lot of independent research into vintage lingerie and corsets over the years for cosplaying and retro reenactment events, I never considered just how varied lingerie was... I never stepped back and looked at it as a whole. In Intimate Detail made me do that. It is nothing less than a comprehensive guide to lingerie for the modern woman. This book is amazing in several key ways. I''ll give a summary of whats available in the book. I''ll tell you what I like best about it and I will tell you who I think should read it. Then, stay tuned for final thoughts. I did receive an Advance copy of the book for review. This is my complete and honest opinion about the book.

This book is broken down into several sections; Bras, Underwear, Shapewear, Hosiery, Loungewear, How to shop both in store and online, and care of your Lingerie. I found that all of them are comprehensive without feeling like you are slogging through a non fiction book. It''s narrated by the author in a light hearted, kindly professor sort of way. You know those amazing teachers you only get to take a class from once who are passionate and are very good at explaining something without making you feel stupid? Then by the end of the explanation, you realize you are just as passionate about that subject? Yeah, that''s Cora Harrington.

Within each section on the main categories of lingerie, she breaks it down into historical evolution (something I find fascinating myself), basic information, main types of that category as well as some good guidelines to follow... best practices, if you will. There is also appendices which sounds droll but actually is a great, easy-to-navigate resource on bra sizing, underwear concerns, and what a good basic set of Lingerie should be to start.

What I like best? There are 3 main things about this book that I find make it worthy to read:

1. While she is inclusive and body positive throughout the whole book, she has important sections in the appendices that really shine for inclusivity. She has sections for mastectomy fitting, trans/non-binary fitting, pregnancy/maternity, physical disabilities, fibromyalgia and other ailments, binders, breast augmentation, etc and give tips on navigating those special concerns when looking for and purchasing lingerie. There is no judgement in these pages. You can tell that Cora Harrington just wants to share her passion with you and help you find what''s going to suit you best.
2. It''s easy enough to read... entertaining enough to read, that your teenager who is just starting to wear real bras could read it but also any veteran of wearing lingerie would get something out of it. The Lingerie Addict Blog, started by Harrington, is a perfect companion to this book. My recommendation is that you should start with the book and go to the Blog to learn more. There is nothing else like it out there in one easy to reference place. I will find myself referencing this book probably for the rest of my life. It is such a handy guide.
3. There is no mention of lingerie brands in the book except brief historical citation. The book isn''t about selling you anything. Its about educating and helping you, the reader.

What I do not like: I would have liked to see the Corset section have more in it and have illustrations.

In Intimate Detail is a book that educates in a cute, intellectual way. It is not hard to read. There are beautiful illustrations to help give visual representation to subject matter. It''s inclusive and helpful for an array of troubles one might find in their journey to love lingerie and love their bodies in lingerie. I highly recommend this book. It was so good, I can''t wait to buy the finished version; have it in my hands and on my shelf. I was starting to love lingerie before... Now... I am obsessed!
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indieblack
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Treat Yourself!
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2019
I was so excited about this book. I have always been into intimate wear, but life got busy, and things fell by the wayside. Anyway, I realized that my bras never fit well, and I was beginning to get those dark bra strap marks on my shoulders. I can remember the days when... See more
I was so excited about this book. I have always been into intimate wear, but life got busy, and things fell by the wayside. Anyway, I realized that my bras never fit well, and I was beginning to get those dark bra strap marks on my shoulders. I can remember the days when there were women in department store lingerie departments who would fit you, but those days are long gone. I also remember being fitted at VS, which was a disaster - only liked them for PINK cotton knickers that they don''t really make anymore.

Back to the book - it is a lovely gift to yourself, sister, teen niece, daughter, or anyone into feminine intimates. The author has included some history on each type of lingerie at the beginning of each chapter for context. It''s not long, but simply a brief survey. Her bra chapter is excellent! I vaguely remember my mother talking to me about bra fit, but it is a topic that needs to be revisited - you can do that with this book. She also has a really good discussion on breast shapes. I used to feel a little insecure, but you don''t realize how much indoctrination we receive through media/entertainment about the perfect breast shape. I took her suggestions about style for my breast shape, and splurged on some very pretty, high quality bras. This really changed the game for me. I will not go back. I also purchased delicates wash by Tocca -fabulous - and hand washed my bras. Friday night with a glass of wine - yes! The only section I really wish that she would''ve spent more time on was the knickers chapter. I still don''t feel like I know what to look for, so I will continue to wear my cotton bikinis, and perhaps branch out one knicker at a time. Also, the print is a bit small. I can''t wait for her next one! Treat yourself to this lovely book with a nice ribbon bookmark attached.
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Margaret K. Caldwell
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I wish with my whole heart this book had been written when I was a teenager
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2018
This book is superb. It''s beautiful to look at, comprehensive, inclusive, and FASCINATING. I feel like there are these huge generation gaps when it comes to lingerie: for decades, no one really taught people about lingerie, its history how it should fit, what it should do,... See more
This book is superb. It''s beautiful to look at, comprehensive, inclusive, and FASCINATING. I feel like there are these huge generation gaps when it comes to lingerie: for decades, no one really taught people about lingerie, its history how it should fit, what it should do, what it all meant; instead, there all these unhelpful myths and weird "facts" that are totally made up yet get repeated over and over again. Brands and retailers hoarded knowledge, leaving consumers and lingerie enthusiasts confused or having to wing it on their own. In Intimate Detail gives you an incredible crash course in lingerie history, what all the words mean, how to choose what YOU want to wear, how to fit yourself, how to shop, and includes information for trans and nonbinary lingerie enthusiasts. The watercolor illustrations are so beautiful, I want to leave the book open to a different page on my coffee table every day. As a person who developed a very full bust very early and had no idea what to do with this body I''d suddenly grown, I desperately wish a book this helpful and celebratory had been around during my preteen and teenager years. This should be a must read for anyone even tangentially connected to lingerie: shoppers, fitters, retailers, brands, costume designers, tailors, everyone! Lingerie really can be for everyone, and this book helps us understand why. I loved reading it, and I want to buy a copy for all my friends. There''s no other book on lingerie really like it!
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KAshley
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Good start
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2020
It was a good book. I did learn a lot and incorporate the tips and shopping guides. Where it missed the math for me was the area of slips. It brushed over the topic. I was hoping it help understand how shop for it..should it be a size up, same or down. Full slip, half... See more
It was a good book. I did learn a lot and incorporate the tips and shopping guides. Where it missed the math for me was the area of slips. It brushed over the topic. I was hoping it help understand how shop for it..should it be a size up, same or down. Full slip, half slip, long or a skirt. I think what’s missing today the most is a good slip for ladies in terms of looking together and flawless. The fabrics are so thin these days. There was so much history and less on today and the practical direction I was really hoping to find. With being said, I still recommend this to all women.
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Brooke M Kaufman
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Excellent purchase to teach you the basics and history!
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2021
Wonderful! Taught me the basics and history of lingerie, but more importantly, how to size myself and pick the right fabrics or sizes for my body, which I’ve never been able to do!
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Renee
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Beautiful intro to the world of lingerie
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2019
This a great primer for people wanting an introduction to the world of lingerie. Beautiful hardbound cover, Ribbon bookmark, and gorgeous water color illustrations throughout make this a great reference and gift. But while the information was well organized and presented... See more
This a great primer for people wanting an introduction to the world of lingerie. Beautiful hardbound cover, Ribbon bookmark, and gorgeous water color illustrations throughout make this a great reference and gift. But while the information was well organized and presented beautifully, I do agree that the information was not as detailed or sophisticated as the book''s advertising implied. I am happy to support Cora in this first book, and I hope for more detailed volumes to come.
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Hayley
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Even Better Than You Think It Will Be
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2019
This book is incredible. Firstly, it’s beautifully bound and has a black ribbon bookmark which was a really nice touch. All of the illustrations are great, and add so much elegance to the chapters. I have owned maybe one truly good, beautiful bra in my life (got... See more
This book is incredible. Firstly, it’s beautifully bound and has a black ribbon bookmark which was a really nice touch. All of the illustrations are great, and add so much elegance to the chapters.

I have owned maybe one truly good, beautiful bra in my life (got fitted while I was living in France!) and thought that was the exception, but Cora has convinced me that it should be the rule. This book made me feel beautiful even though I was reading it in grody sweatpants and a Hogwarts T-shirt. It seems a little out there, but the simple process of reading this book made me feel better about my body, and excited to look for proper fitting, comfortable lingerie, as opposed to being intimidated by the process. I whipped out a tape measure and took all of my measurements after finishing it, and I can’t wait to purge my ill-fitting, faded, stretched out lingerie and to start slowly investing in good pieces. Thank you, Cora, for a great book!
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lipsticklori
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A friendly and accessible expert guide to lingerie
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 2, 2018
This is a very handy reference guide for people with any level of prior knowledge, and also a great book on lingerie to recommend to others. It''s so rare to find a resource with bra fit advice that isn''t preachy, or that doesn''t use exclusionary language. This book will...See more
This is a very handy reference guide for people with any level of prior knowledge, and also a great book on lingerie to recommend to others. It''s so rare to find a resource with bra fit advice that isn''t preachy, or that doesn''t use exclusionary language. This book will make you feel good about buying and wearing lingerie that *you like* rather than shaming you into buying things that industry folk say you ought to want. Cora knows that a discussion about lingerie is not a conversation about how bodies *should* look, or what to wear for your partner. It''s also worth mentioning that this isn''t a book that''s only for slender young white able-bodied folk who were assigned female at birth and are 100% happy with that. This is a book for everyone who likes lingerie and wants to know more about it. Whatever your body type or shape, whether you''re buying lingerie for yourself or others, you will find something inside In Intimate Detail that will make you understand the joy that can come from underwear.
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Serenade
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Beautifully produced - learn through words and pictures.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 15, 2020
From the touch of the hardback and understated illustration everything about this work showed hours had been poured into the design and content. Beautiful lingerie, sensually displayed by the models never feels crude or sexual unless this is the type of lingerie being...See more
From the touch of the hardback and understated illustration everything about this work showed hours had been poured into the design and content. Beautiful lingerie, sensually displayed by the models never feels crude or sexual unless this is the type of lingerie being shown. I’ve learnt a lot from this book and would highly recommend it as a gift- a Gift Card on top would be lovely for a group gift for someone who loves fashion or to mark a special occasion.
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Jessica Sullivan
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An essential guide to lingerie
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 15, 2018
This beautifully illustrated book breaks down everything you could need to know about lingerie, from a brief history, to different types, to care and everything in between. The book itself feels very high quality hardback, the pages feel sturdy and durable and the design...See more
This beautifully illustrated book breaks down everything you could need to know about lingerie, from a brief history, to different types, to care and everything in between. The book itself feels very high quality hardback, the pages feel sturdy and durable and the design has a light and airy feel to it. I have really enjoyed every aspect of this book and would recommend it to anyone! The only downside is I have now finished reading it and want more.
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Skidge
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Fabulous guide to design and care of Lingerie.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 17, 2019
This is a wonderful book, beautifully illustrated and demystifies the design and construction of lingerie, and how it fits your figure and shape, whatever category you fall into. A fabulous guide if you are interested in design and textiles or if you just want to know more...See more
This is a wonderful book, beautifully illustrated and demystifies the design and construction of lingerie, and how it fits your figure and shape, whatever category you fall into. A fabulous guide if you are interested in design and textiles or if you just want to know more about lingerie and how to care for it. Cora’s blog and social media pages bring all the content in this book to life. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 1, 2018
There''s nothing like this out there, it''s the book every woman should read and every enthusiast needs! It''s extremely detailed but not boring, the illustrations are beautiful. All round incredible.
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