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The air is warm, the sun is shining, and it’s Lingerie Market Week in New York City! Twice a year, the Curvexpo lingerie trade show comes to the Big Apple and buyers from up and down the East coast converge for a whirlwind three days full of lingerie, loungewear, and swimwear. It can be a bit overwhelming — you can assume there will be little sleep this week between the […]

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For someone who only occasionally makes it into the water, I spend a lot of time looking at swimsuits. While I confess I don’t know nearly as much about swim as I do about intimate apparel, the more I research and learn and discover new designers, the more intrigued I am. Like lingerie, the world of swim is deceptively complex. Not only does swimwear have to be fashionable, comfortable, and […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. With the first day of summer only five days away, and 4th of July weekend only another two weeks after that, it’s time (or past time, depending on your point of view) to start thinking about swimsuits. Swimsuit sizing, while not quite as finicky as lingerie, is still subject to a ton of inter- and intra- brand variation. I have swimsuits that are […]

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In a sea of floral and tropical printed bathing suits, La Fille d’O‘s new swimwear line is making a splash. This experimental Belgian label, known for its dynamic silhouettes and innovative use of materials, has moved beyond its concept of embracing the body’s natural curves and is now using it as a living canvas. And the results are stunning! The collection was inspired by the “Pinceau Vivant” paintings from the […]

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Triumph Lingerie. Now that it’s almost summer (seriously, how is June already?), it’s time to start talking swimwear. Though the Triumph Swimwear collection isn’t yet available from their US site (it is, however available on their UK one), this brand’s more water-friendly offerings are a pool and beachside staple in many parts of the world. While in London filming the Find the One Campaign, […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. After my column last week, Cora emailed me to ask a question that I hear a lot: “Since the selection of lingerie in sizes 20 and up is so awful, where can we send TLA readers for nice stuff?” I suspect she’s not the only one asking that! Once you get past a US 18, the lingerie pickings become much narrower. Today I’ve […]

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A roundup of everything interesting that happened in the world of lingerie for May… [Advertising Age] In China, It’s Va-Va Voom Times for Lingerie Brands – “China’s lingerie market, worth more than $20 billion in 2014, has logged double-digit growth annually since 2010″ with high-end lingerie comprising 30% of “the category’s sales last year.” When one of China’s leading lingerie brands, Aimer, launched in 1992, lingerie wasn’t as popular because many women preferred […]

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I kind of don’t know where to start talking with Rue 107’s ‘Jess’ Mocha Swimsuit. As you’ve already guessed, I’m sharing it because I think it’s cool and thought you might like it too. I’m completely in love with the styling here (so in love). I adore the fact that it’s available in misses and plus sizes, and I practically fell off my chair when I saw that it retails […]

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It’s been a couple of years since we’ve last talked about Nakimuli here on TLA, and in that time, this Brooklyn-based label has only further refined its aesthetic. Designed by Tennille Nakimuli Shanae McMillan, Nakimuli (which is a Ugandan word for flower) is fashion designed by and for “America’s Funky Sweetheart.” There’s a lot to love about Nakimuli’s Berry Convertible Swimsuit, a vibrant reworking of their classic Bright Delight Convertible […]

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Materials Needed: Simplicity 14261950’s Bra Top – Available in sizes 4-22. Knit or woven fabric (If you are creating a bathing suit top, make sure to use a swimwear fabric) 1 or 2 spools of thread Hand sewing needle Tracing Paper Tracing wheel Scissors and snips Weights (You can buy fabric weights, or you can do what I do and use canned goods.) Tailors chalk Iron and Ironing Board Sewing […]

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