by Ali Cudby
A month after the international lingerie community gathered in Paris, North America flocked to New York for Curve to look at the styles coming to independent lingerie boutiques in AW13. As always, it’s a hectic three days of seeing the latest, getting excited about what’s new, and then feeling frustrated to have to wait for months before being able to actually get hands on these gorgeous garments.
Here are just a few photos from CurveNY.
Relative newcomer Claudette introduced the “Ouvert” line. This sexy entrant features functional buttons down the center of the bra cup and bottom.
Panache’s Sculptresse line, targeting the full-figured market, comes to stores later this month. Sculptresse will expand the brand to include band sizes 42-46 and bottoms up to 6XL. Pictured: “May” full cup bra and short for AW13.
A detail from Empreinte’s tapestry-inspired “Rose” collection
Innerwear as outerwear, with Gossard’s sequined (and aptly named) “Sequin.”
Lula Lu presented “Leya,” a purple underwire mesh set designed for the petite busted, in cup sizes AAA, AA and A.
Lola Haze introduced diffusion line Lola by Lola Haze. These pieces are all at price points under $100 and are available for order now.
Panache married their expertise in sports bras and bra-based swim by offering the sport swim one-piece, for cup sizes C-H.
Ali Cudby is the author of the book Busted! TheFab Foundations™ Guide to Bras That Fit, Flatter and Feel Fantastic (December 2011), and CEO of Fab Foundations™, an intimate apparel consulting company.
Ali can be found on Twitter@alicudby, and you can be a fan of the Ali Cudby’s page on Facebook. To learn more aboutbras that fit, download a free chapter of Busted!