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.
As you may have guessed, lingerie market is an incredibly busy time of year. Between attending Curve (the major lingerie tradeshow), visiting ateliers, and going to all the meetups (such as the one TLA hosted last season for POC and LGBTQIA lingerie professionals), the week is packed solid. Every year, there are brands I miss out on because there’s just too much to see at once, but this year I […]
Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Now that it’s officially the first day of Spring, it seems like a good time to incorporate some weekly swim content back into TLA’s editorial calendar. Last year’s Swimwear of the Week features were super fun; I got to explore a side of the industry I hadn’t paid much attention to before, and hopefully, I connected at least a few of you with […]
One of my lingerie resolutions for 2015 may be a surprise if you’re a regular reader of my columns: I want to try to rediscover black lingerie. Like many full busted teens, I found myself trapped in a world of ugly beige bras at a young age. When I complained or looked for prettier solutions, I was frequently handed a plain black t-shirt bra as an alternative and told that […]
Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Trends come and trends go, but some things last forever. There are certain classics that transcend the confines of time. This holds true even in today’s “fast fashion” culture — whether it’s a specific color or shape that compliments a wide range of people, or a certain fabric or treatment that stands out from the rest. Timeless trends are born to withstand the […]