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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you’re plus size and looking for jeans, you can’t just walk into any retailer and expect to find a pair in your size.  Similarly, if you try to find a plus size bra at your local lingerie boutique, you may be hard pressed to find what you need. While plus size shopping in person may still be a challenge, online outlets transformed the […]

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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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Ever since the initial launch of Nubian Skin, there’s been an increased level of coverage dedicated to brands making undergarments in shades of nude which look natural on a variety of skin tones. I’ve been very excited about the level of attention the issue and the brands have received, but disappointed that most of the write-ups haven’t included more options for bras in larger band sizes or mention of the fact that these lines don’t include larger sizes.

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Growing up plus size, I was in need of a bra long before any of my friends even saw a single hair on their legs. I looked for supportive bras but nothing too sexy. It was also a difficult balance of finding comfort without looking frumpy. As I got older, I still didn’t want to be seen as sexy, but I was also scared that not being seen as sexy was a reflection of my worth.

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Day in and day out, without much thought, we benefit from lingerie innovations like laser cut, the lifting and shaping fabrics of shapewear, and more. But do we ever think about those innovations work? I know the consumer in me has been really curious about some of the intentional choices designers make to create better products for us. My interest in this was first piqued as after meeting with industry […]

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