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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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After a few years of attending CURVEXPO here in New York, everything starts looking a little identical. I tire of the same brands producing the same styles in new colors every year. Unless it’s something I would personally love to wear, it’s hard for me to keep focus. Luckily, designers seemed to be a little more adventurous this season. Maybe they’ve realized making the same bland t-shirt bras every year won’t guarantee sales. […]

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Though I often feel disenchanted with the lingerie industry (I decided to forego lingerie market for the first time in years this season because I was starting to feel like I wrote the exact same lingerie trend report every six months), there are still some pieces that take my breath away…like this new collection from Va Bien Atelier.

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I know, I know… I’m the worst. Spring/Summer 2015 lingerie is starting to arrive in stores, and I haven’t even covered the second half of the alphabet yet. I almost can’t believe the next market is right around the corner (late February). The more I blog, the more it feels like my life is planned around market seasons… which seem to come faster and faster every year. But no complaints, […]

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Alexis’ amazing guest post about lingerie and cosplay a few weeks ago got me thinking. Though I’ve never attended San Diego Comic-Con, I do attend Dragon*Con and Emerald City Comicon and Portland Comicon pretty regularly. And while I don’t think of myself as a “cosplayer” (in my opinion, that implies a level of skill I simply don’t have), dressing up is definitely part of how I have fun at these […]

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