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Growing up, I remember thinking there were only two bikini top options: sports bra style or triangle. While those are totally valid styles for anyone who wants to wear them, they are not necessarily supportive, especially for plus sizes. I wore a triangle bikini top exactly once and spent more time worrying about spillage than actually enjoying the pool. Wearing a bikini top is a lot like wearing a bra. […]

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The modern ready-to-wear lingerie industry is a blessing and a curse. On the bright side, it means great lingerie is widely available to many people, as opposed to just those privileged enough to have custom-made intimates. On the other hand, ready-made lingerie doesn’t fit everyone. No one fits perfectly into all available styles, even in the sizes they expect to wear. Plus, most lingerie labels sell narrow size ranges that […]

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Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. If you’ve been on social media over the past few days, you’ve probably seen several references to the newest plus size lingerie fashion campaign by Lane Bryant, using the #PlusisEqual tag. This all started with a mysterious ad that appeared in Vogue featured plus size women (the only part of the September Vogue that featured plus size women, by the way) and was later […]

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All products featured in this article were purchased by me. All thoughts and opinions are my own. While I talk exclusively about lingerie here on TLA, if you’ve ever seen my Instagram account you know that my daily wardrobe is extremely vintage-inspired. Over the past few years, I’ve found myself drawn almost exclusively to vintage-style dresses, both authentic and reproduction. As my interest in vintage fashion grew, I found one […]

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We’ve seen another plus size breakthrough this week: the gorgeous Tess Holliday is on the cover of People magazine! Tess is an inspiration to many, including myself. She’s gorgeous, a size 22 and incredibly confident.  I’ve also talked before about how I don’t see myself in Tess the way some people do — in terms of weight and build, we represent totally different spectrums of the plus size market. Today I […]

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