I am not a religious person. I have some strains of spirituality, which manifest for me in feeling a connection with women from decades, centuries, and millenia past (one of the most profound experiences of my life was seeing the Venus of Willendorf sculpture in person), but even that mild expression of spirituality feels nebulous, unstructured, and hazy. Therefore, it’s a bit odd to me that I’m feeling such a […]
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 […]
You know what? I’ve been sleeping on Goddess. Over the last couple of seasons, this Wacoal-owned brand (formerly part of the Eveden Group) has decided to step up their game and make people take notice of them. Plus size bras are a source of constant frustration in the lingerie world. They require a number of different pattern, material, and fit improvements to work for the needs of a larger bust, […]
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.
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 […]