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Disclosure: The products shown below were received as review samples. All opinions are my own. As a plus size fashion designer, I often ask my community what they would like me to design. One of the most common responses is thigh highs that fit plus bodies. I always said if I had the ability to make hosiery, it would be a million dollar idea. I didn’t think thigh highs that […]

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Note: This lingerie was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. The bandage/bondage trend continues to dominate my lingerie wishlist. For the most part, handmade luxury lingerie is inaccessible to me either because it’s not available in my size or it’s not in my price range. That’s where Agashi by Christina O. fills an important need. With panty prices starting at $20, […]

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As a size 42D, I recognize I have more options than someone with a fuller bust or who wears a bigger band size. My size is often the largest size available for bras covering up to a size 20. Even my sister size, 40DD, is available at major retailers, like Victoria’s Secret. Based on the access my bra size provides, I know some of the pieces I’ve reviewed for the Lingerie Addict are not accessible to all plus size babes. With this in mind, I wanted to review a bra with a really wide range of plus sizes.

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Walking into CURVE New York on February, 25 mannequins representing ten years of iconic lingerie trends greeted me. While the lingerie styles displayed were aesthetically diverse, all the mannequins wore the same size. I feel like that’s a metaphor for what it’s like to be plus size in an industry still very straight size focused. So much design innovation…but when it comes to those trends appearing in plus, it feels like we’re invisible.

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. In late February, I attended my first CURVEXPO New York to report on trends for plus size lingerie. Previously, I’ve attended CURVEXPO Las Vegas and other major retail tradeshows as a buyer. Therefore, I was familiar with what to expect as a plus size woman: lots of pretty things not made in my size. Armed with that awareness, I set out to find […]

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