Once upon a time, Frederick’s of Hollywood was the biggest name in American lingerie. Founded by Frederick Mellinger in 1947 (who, among other things, is credited with inventing the push-up bra, padded bra, and padded girdle), Frederick’s brought scandalously sexy lingerie to the homes of millions of people across America.
While every generation has its major fashion moments, the past decade has seen some of the most exciting lingerie trends to ever happen in fashion history. Yet, beneath all that flash and glamour, what’s most interesting is how familiar many of these trends are. Yes, they’ve been reworked a bit and adapted to fit the sensibilities of a modern audience, but as the saying goes, “Everything old eventually becomes new again.”
Today’s guest post is by Sweets of Sweet Nothings NYC. Sweets has been blogging about bras, baking and body image for the last five years. She lives in NYC, works at a law firm, and would like one day to solve an English country house weekend murder mystery. Do not ask her about her cats; she will show you too many pictures. Over the last few years I’ve made a […]
Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Curve. Curve, the lingerie tradeshow I attend and report on every season, hits a major milestone this year – their 10th anniversary. 10 years in any industry is no small feat, and within the last decade, Curve has effectively become the only lingerie tradeshow in North America. While I haven’t attended Curve for all of those last ten years, I have been going for […]
Earlier this month, I reviewed a new company aiming to “disrupt” the lingerie industry. Much of the intimate apparel industry is relatively old-fashioned, but in reviewing this company, I discovered that just because someone re-invents something, doesn’t mean they’re making it better. In fact, sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact. I couldn’t help but wonder: could small tweaks to existing lingerie styles make a successful new product?