Lingerie Trend Highlights for Spring 2016 ~ CurveNY Wrap-up


Spring 2016 Lingerie Market wrapped up last week following a very successful Curvexpo New York show held at the Javits Center. I spent three full days there focused on mining the products that will matter to a retailer’s inventory, particularly specialty stores. Because there is so much to see and I live in New York, I wait to review the brands I can visit until after the expositions. That said, I use this stage to target trends. I might not showcase all that I see here, either because I haven’t met with some key resource as yet, or because my photography skills do not do them justice. Even so, I believe the message is still quite clear.

The usual suspects still stand strong. Sports Bras and Cross over Loungewear continue to develop.

Untitled-1yLove + Grace & Urban MuuMuu

Untitled-1xPluto & Pluto On The Moon

bl-pj-h-and-amoePJ Harlow & Amoena

Maternity is growing in importance in the Lingerie departments and the Curvy and Plus markets are on a path to grandeur. Their influence is evident in every category.

bl-cahe-cCache Coeur

bl-el-tiaElila & Tia Lyn

Sexy still sells but bondage is toned down. And Bridal is on many vendors menu.

curvy-kate-scantillyScantilly by Curvy Kate

blUntitled-1Maison Close

bl-jw-mdJane Woolrich & Marlies Dekkers

bl-AmourADORN les dessous

bl-emp-amourEmpreinte & ADORN les dessous

bl-jw-&-chrisJane Woolrich & Christine

However, for me, the big story was fabric innovation. This show revealed a powerful blue palette, many hues playing an important role, and Navy standing strong alongside black as a basic. The infusion of pinks and purples with a touch of yellow foretells the seasons to come.

bl-add-lejabAddiction & Maison Lejaby

dear-bowieDear Bowie



bl-ck-tlovCurvy Kate & Tullulah Love



New techniques in molding, lighter spacers, raw edges, emerge. Leather, Eyelets, Jacquards transform Intimate fabrics.

bl-commandCommando Swimwear

bl-marliesMarlies Dekkers

bl-hsHelen Sanchez

Gorgeous watercolor prints, fusing animal and floral motifs as well as the tried and true dot story are dominant. Print, transparent materials and lace fuse together to up the visual impact.


bl-an-c-rfAnita Care & Rosa Faia Swimwear

bl bl raBlackspade & Rago

bl-tr-gosTutti Rouge & Gossard

Whisper light laces and sheer fabrics overlaid with embroidery and guipure transfer traditional intimate garments into a fairy-tale experience. Open weaves create sexy bodywear.

bl av jupMarie Jo L’Aventure & Jupons de Tess

sonata-rapalateSonata Rapalyte

bl-ids-emID Sarrieri & Erica M

bl-vb-elseVa Bien & Else


Without exception, the amazing attention to details adds great value to products, justifying costs and setting the luxury market apart.

bl-hs-skHelen Sanchez & Skarlett Blue

bl-emp-spEmpreinte & Simone Perele

addictionAddiction Lingerie

bl-pl-tul-lovPluto & Tullulah Love

And tongue and cheek with a modern twist is always fun

bl-wrap-and-commWrap Up & Commando 


Discussion about this post

  1. clare ranney says:

    The colors in the Christine line are mouthwatering. I find them beautiful and feminine, yet there is a touch of spice. Those are colors that would flatter every figure and skin tone.

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