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.
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 […]
2016 has come to a close and over the past year, the plus size lingerie industry has seen some positive changes that I would love to see continue through 2017 and some not-so-great moments I want to leave in 2016. When looking back on the past year of plus size lingerie, I think about it in two distinct ways: what innovations and styles were made for plus size lingerie products and how were those products sold to consumers.
With the holiday season in full swing, you may find yourself with a long list of gifts to buy for your family. Or maybe you’re stuck trying to find that perfect Secret Santa gift for that coworker you’ve only talked to once. Over the holidays, it can be easy to remember to treat everyone but yourself. As a plus size woman, wearing lingerie is something that has helped me learn to love my body and what better time to practice some self love than over the holidays? Whether you’re looking for something naughty, something nice, or something just plain comfy, get in the holiday spirit by giving yourself the gift of festive plus size lingerie.
When you’re plus size, you’re often forced to spend a lot of money on lingerie whether or not you want to. There are simply very few affordable options available in higher size ranges. If you do find something affordable you often have to sacrifice support, quality and design. Because of this struggle, I was excited to try out three different lingerie sets from Canadian-based retailer, Wonderform because they offer all bras starting at $19.50. A complete bra and panty set is only $28, about half of what I’m used to paying for a bra alone.