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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links.   It’s amazing how much plus size swimwear options have changed in a relatively short period of time. A few years ago, most plus size swimwear options were bland one pieces or tankinis, with no attempt to even approach the vast variety of style or attention to detail given to swimwear in straight sizes. In just a few years, we now have a […]

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Jo Godden is a specialist swimwear designer with 20 years international experience, including in the US for a variety of lingerie and swimwear brands including GapBody, M&S and Victoria’s Secret. Jo now lives in the UK and has launched RubyMoon to combine her expertise with her passion for ‘doing the right thing’ in terms of designing and sourcing great sustainable products that make a positive social and environmental impact. Living […]

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[Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.] Thanks to airline credit cards, the flexible schedule of a freelancer, and generous friends with couches, I’m able to travel pretty frequently, but packing is always a struggle. Who knows what could happen on holiday! What if it’s too cold for my sandals? Or I’m invited to a secret ball? Or my flight is rerouted abroad and I find true love and get married in […]

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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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