Las Vegas International Lingerie Show: The Sexy Side of Lingerie

The International Lingerie Show Fashion Show

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In the last of our trend reports from this season’s Lingerie Market, I’m talking about my first ever visit to the Las Vegas International Lingerie Show. Being the newbie at a tradeshow can be super hard (you don’t know anyone…no one knows you), but I had a genuinely good time at this one. Not only was everyone incredibly nice and welcoming (I didn’t once have to explain what a blog is!), I also saw a very different and, in some ways, more relevant and inclusive side of the lingerie industry by attending.

The other three tradeshows I went to earlier this year (the Paris Salon International de la Lingerie, Curve New York, and the Designer Lingerie Showcase) all focus on high-end, boutique, and fashion lines, but the International Lingerie Show is very, very much about the sexy lingerie. While there were some brands there which would be a good fit for a traditional boutique (and I’ll be talking about them later on in the article as they’re also the brands I liked most), I saw a lot of sex toy shop friendly ravewear, clubwear, and stripperwear…which, of course, is great because people have all kinds of tastes.

Even more interestingly, though, I found the International Lingerie Show to be radically size inclusive. In a lot of ways, the boutique lingerie industry is just waking up to the fact that women over a size 10 want beautiful lingerie too. But many of the brands at ILS have been making size 3X, 4X, even 5X and beyond for years (in fact, 4 of the 5 brands in this article go up to at least a 3X).

In addition, most of the brands exhibiting at ILS were more budget-friendly than boutique-focused brands, which made the entire show feel more accessible to me and made me excited to share some new names with you all. With that said, here are 5 lines I loved from ILS. Unfortunately, as I mentioned in my NYC trend report, my memory card was near completely wiped, so I’m having to rely on Instagram photos…but some photos are better than no photos.

Toute La Nuit
Toute La Nuit is a brand I was introduced at my very first CurveNY back in 2010, and since then this San Francisco designed and manufactured label has started an affordably priced diffusion line of simple-yet-sexy sheer panties, robes, and nighties. I especially liked the coral/pink color above. Affordable designer lingerie? More please!

Tia Lyn
Tia Lyn is a brand I wasn’t at al familiar with before the International Lingerie Show, but has since become one I can’t get out of my head (or stop recommending to my readers). Another U.S. designed and produced label, Tia Lyn’s sexy stretch silk and lace lingerie is available in sizes up to 3X. I love how the bright colors are flirty, not frumpy, and how the cut of the lingerie gives flattering body coverage. If you’re a plus sized woman, I highly recommend.

Raveware
Yet another label I hadn’t heard of before the International Lingerie Show, Raveware blew me away with the hot pink and black lace shapewear dress pictured above (you can check out a gartered teddy version of this design on The Lingerie Addict Instagram). This is sexy shapewear for the bedroom (and beyond!) Once again, both pieces will be available up to 3X when released. I’d also check out Raveware’s line of shapewear Halloween costumes this fall.

Eurotique
You all know how much I love a good corset, and Eurotique used to be the corsetieres behind Stormy Leather before Stormy Leather was sold to the other guys. Available in sizes up to 5X, all Eurotique corsets are handmade and have quality (read: heavy) steel boning. And they don’t charge different prices for different sizes! Without giving too much away, let’s just say that a ton of high-end corsets sold at places you know come from Eurotique. And they’re very popular.

iCollection
iCollection is all about good value for the dollar, and if you’ve purchased from a “sexy lingerie” store, there’s a good chance you’ve bought one of their pieces. They offer a ton of styles, colors, and patterns, and all their lingeire is available up to a size 4X. Confidential to any new sexy lingerie boutique owners reading this: you could probably get started just from their catalogue alone.

Cora

Cora

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5 Comments

  1. 30/04/12 at 21:25

    Great post! Was there at the show and met up with Sy and Tony from iCollection. Great guys, even greater company!

  2. 01/05/12 at 9:15

    Love the article Treacle as I agree you can find plus sizes much easier from the sexy lingerie brands side of the industry and also good quality for the money from many of them. Reason why we have added a few selected styles from this range of lingerie to our high-end/luxury offerings. Did you get to see Oh La La Cheri Paris at the ILS? They are one of my favorites, they were one of the first in bringing affordable French design lingerie to the USA. I like the brand selections you put on here. Great article for boutique retailers looking to add some spicy lingerie that is also classy and elegant and accessible to more customers. :-)

  3. Lindsay
    02/05/12 at 20:03

    The show was awsome. All the lingerie brands were fabulous, however the extent some of the manufactures went to to set up booths that would blow us away was excelent. Fantasy Lingerie, Baci, Elegant Moments, Seven Til Midnight, Rene Rofe / Pink Lipstick & Ellie Shoes all took the time to have all their product catalogs and samples available. We were so impressed that we have picked up all these lines on our site. We cant wait til next September for the next LVILS.

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