By Patricia Ann Parenti
What is Curve New York?
A trade show at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC that took place February 27 thru March 1, 2022 and is all about lingerie and control garments.
Every woman wants to look her best no matter what size or shape she is.
The vendors showed many new styles in shapewear that hold you in without constricting movement of the body.
Gone are the days of constrictive girdles with plastic or metal stays.
Today’s shapewear is made of lycra and spandex and stays down with a silicone strip around the edge of the panty leg.
Styles range from full panty, shorts to the knee, leggings, bodysuits and all in one (shorts with longline bra attached) to hold you in.
Fashion is moving towards tighter fitting styles so you will need to wear shapewear to look good, especially under that new tight mini skirt you’ve been dying to wear.
Cutouts in tops and dresses are Spring/Summer 2022 new trend that calls for the braless look.
Most of us need a bra to hold our breast up so what can we use instead?
So many vendors offer variations of shape tape, adhesive nipple covers and 1/2 bras held on with adhesive tape.
As a stylist, I loathe to see women with their bra showing off in a cutout dress.
Sometimes I go up to the young women in the street, party and club and say “hey did you ever hear about the new ways to hold up your breast without wearing a bra?”
Many say they didn’t know about such an item even though in NYC the ads for this are in the subway stations and sides of the NYC buses.
Well later in my blog I am going to show you about a revolutionary new item that holds up even size E cups.
I saw lots of pretty and feminine lingerie with lace trim and other details.
Sexy, risqué lingerie is all the rage now.
Burlesque dancer “Pearls Daily” (whom I’ve seen perform a few times at Swing Dance events in NYC) showed us how alluring the female body can be in lingerie by the brand Chantel Thomas and Dita Von Tease who is a famous burlesque star.
Sexy, glamourous, showstopping and risque describes this collection.
Perfect for alluring someone to have sex with you, playing the sex kitten, strippers or burlesque dancers.
The collection in my photo is this years color of the year by Pantone in Orchid.
I love this collection because it makes you feel so feminine and sexy!!!!!
The line consist of satin robes with matching nightgowns trimmed withmarabou fur, bras and tap pants in satin trimmed with lace.
Some fun lingerie styles that aren’t in Macy’s 😉 bras, garter belts, cupless bras, corsets and crotchless panties, some with chain & rhinestone trim to make them look a little more S & M looking.
The bodysuit in my photo is inshinyy PV fabric (soft vinyl).
This fabric also comes in a black garter belt, thong and bra trimmed with gold chains to make you look hot hot for your partner!!!
Oh, all of this a bit risque for you then they have embroidered lace garter belt, bra and thong panty sets in embroidered lace that are very pretty.
Bridal sets are very sheer, embrodiered with ostritich feather trimmed hem in a nightgown and robe.
Sizes XS – XL, Prices $35.00 – $60.00.
Go shop www.romaconfidential.com
This line empowers women of all sizes and skin tones to wear the clothes they don’t want a bra to show thru your tops and dresses.
As a stylist, I found this is the answer for support for going braless in cutout tops, backless dress and halter tops/dresses.
100% women founded and owned company and they are sustainable.
The collection features a couple of styles to wear for when you want to go braless.
The first style in the upper left corner is a no show, re-usable nipple covers made of a matte silicone in many skin tones for smooth coverage that you can wear 50 times.
This adhesive won’t wear off your body and is hypoallergic so it won’t create rashes on your skin.
The shape tape is the revolutionary item I spoke about earlier.
An adhesive breast and body tape that provides lift, shape and support wherever you need it on your body.
Made of hemp, sweatproof, breathable and waterproof, doesn’t irritate skin, moves with the body and isinvisible under clothes.
They have an adhesive bra made of the same material that fits size A – G cups that also is a no show item.
These items come in kits and are priced $69.00 – $109.00.
To buy Nood, go to www.lovenood.com
Thistle And Spire
Sexual wellness, empowerment of women and giving them confidence is what this line is about.
It’s an American collection based in NY and women owned.
This collection is all about the Medusa or snake motif as you can see in the sheer halter neck bodysuit in photo.
Other items are sheer bodysuits, bralettes with underwires in sizes 32A – 40F and panties. Sizes XS – 3X.
To see more Thistle and Spire, go to www.thistleandspire.com
Designed and made in Columbia collection of printed poly satin pajamas, robes, tap pants and camisoles that match.
Lots of use of details in the panties and bras without underwires that soft and feminine in lacy fabrics.
They also do bridal styles not shown in my photos.
Priced under $150.00, a sexy collection at a great price point.
To buy Livenza, go to www.livenzalingerie.com