Curvy Couture SS13

Curvy Couture French Embroidery

“Curvy Couture’s mission is to make every full-figure woman proud to be curvy.”

As many of our readers know from personal experience, creating and launching a lingerie brand is no easy task. From sourcing to marketing, the challenges facing designers are never-ending. Luckily, for lingerie fanatics around the world, the people behind the brands we love are more than up to the challenges.

Earlier this winter, I had the opportunity to meet with a designer charging ahead with her dreams – Dora Lau.

Dora recently launched her own label, Curvy Couture. The brand and Dora’s mission is to make every full-figure woman proud to be curvy. Her debut SS13 Collection is a beautiful offering of glamourous garments designed to enhance and support a woman’s natural curves.

Curvy Couture Whisper Collection

The collection consists of five ranges: French Embroidery, Fantasy Lace, Whisper Collection, Modern Deco, Natural Luxury which includes bras, panties and corsets with, “signature details of classic haute couture Hollywood”.

Dora’s sensibility for glamour dates back to her roots- growing up working in an acclaimed music label in Hong Kong, she was actively involved in styling and designing for their artists. Dora realized her true passion in fashion and returned to Fashion Design at FIDM Los Angeles after earning a B.S. in Computer Science from Arizona State University. She was nominated one of the Top 10 Rising Stars with her Evening Wear Collection in the spring of 1987 before devoting her focus and talents to Full Figure Intimate Apparel leading to the inception of Dora L. International, Inc in 1991.

Curvy Couture French Floral Embroidery Unlined Underwire with Hi-Cut Panty 2

Dora has served as CEO and President of her company for the past 18 years and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Lane Bryant Vendor of the Year Award in 2006 for creativity and innovation and The Avenue Partner of Excellence in 2007.

In late 2012, Dora’s dream of launching her own label Curvy Couture became a reality.

Curvy Couture Fantasy Lace Strapless

As mentioned earlier, I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Dora at her Spring 2013 Preview event put on by the talented team at the Bromley Group. Dora walked me through her collection, educating me on her design process and showcasing the quality of all the garments. There are some lovely details on all the pieces like well-placed keyholes on the bras, aesthetically pleasing embroidery and rhinestone touches and that have to be seen in person to be appreciated in full.

Curvy Couture team (from left): Sharon Goodwin, Dora Lau and Lisa Spelman

Above and from left: the Curvy Couture team Sharon Goodwin, Dora Lau and Lisa Spelman

Most importantly, she showcased her passion and dedication to providing a beautiful, supportive and inspiring collection to full-figured women. Lingerie Journal Readers will have a chance to see the collection in person at the upcoming CURVE show in Las Vegas. In the mean time, if you want to learn more about Dora’s collection, please visit: curvycouture.com

Questions?

sharon@curvycouture.com

Key Collection Details

Curvy Couture French EmbroideryFrench Embroidery
French Floral Embroidery Unlined Underwire
Sizes: 36 – 44 (C, D, DD, F, G & H)
Colors: Black with Black/ Silver embroidery and Coral Range with Coral Rouge and Salmon embroidery.
• Unlined cups with Contrast Embroider
• Cushioned soft sling for lift and support
• Sparkling center rhinestone
• Lightly padded fabric straps for additional comfort
• Adjustable criss-cross strab

French Floral Embroider Hi-Cut Panty
Sizes: 6/8 – 22/24
• Lightly lined lace front panel for tummy support
• Contrast embroidery front panel
• Beautiful scalloped edge detail
• Sexy back keyhole


Curvy Couture Fantasy Lace Unlined Underwire and HipsterFantasy Lace
Fantasy Lace Unlined Underwire Wire Free Bras
Fantasy Lace Wire Free Bras

Colors: Black with bombshell Nude Liner and Coral with bombshell Nude liner
Sizes: 36 – 44 (C, D, DD)
• New technology that fuses lace for smooth, lightweight and seamless support
• Pillow soft straps

Fantasy Lace Hipster
Colors: Black with bombshell Nude Liner and Coral with bombshell Nude liner
Sizes: 6/8 – 22/24
• Lightly lined lace front panel for tummy support
• Invisible panty lines


Curvy Couture Fantasy Lace StraplessFantasy Lace Strapless
Sizes: 36-44 (C,D & DD)
Colors: Black with bombshell Nude Liner and Bombshell Nude with Sugar Liner
• New Technology that fuses lace for smooth, lightweight and seamless support.
• Convertible straps to wear halter or cross-cross


Curvy Couture Natural Luxury Bamboo Cotton Unlined Wire Free and Hipster in IvoryNatural Luxury
Bamboo Cotton Unlined Wire Free
Sizes: 36 – 44 (C, D, DD, F, G & H)
Colors: Natural with Ivory Lace Trim & Black Ivory Lace Trim
• Smooth luxurious fabric is heat sealed to enhance natural support and lift
• Bamboo cotton blend had antibacterial properties and is wickable and breathable
• Inner Cup sling for natural shaping and lift
• Cushioned straps for amazing comfort

Bamboo Cotton Hipster
Sizes: 6/8 – 22/24
• Smooth luxurious fabric
• Lightly lined front panel for tummy support
• Bamboo cotton blend had antibacterial properties and is wickable and breathable
• French scalloped laced for feminine waist and sides trims


Curvy Couture Animal Attraction Animal Skin Plunge with Boyshort 2Animal Attraction
Animal Skin Plunge
Sizes: 36 – 44 (C, D, DD)
• Luxurious leopard print with contrast black neckline band
• To wear halter or criss-cross
• curvy couture signature micro lined pad with graduated push-up for natural shaping and support
• Floating removable cookie for extra push up

Animal Skin Boyshort
Sizes: 6/8 – 22/24
• Lightly lined front panel for tummy support
• Invisible panty line


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9 Comments on “Curvy Couture SS13

  1. Avatar Paul says:

    I think both the underwear and the model look great. It’s nice to see a model who isn’t terribly thin, instead a more natural and curvey figure that is representative of the majority of the population.
    Bravo, encore !

  2. Avatar Sophia says:

    How do you contact the brand if you want to carry items in your boutique?

    • Hi Sophia,
      Sorry for delayed reply. We would be glad to set-up an appointment with you to show you the line. Please let us know where you are located and we will arrange to meet.
      Regards,
      Sharon Goodwin

  3. Avatar Nokuthula says:

    I’m in South Africa and would love to have your underwear – excellent stuff. Where can I find you?

  4. Avatar stargirl says:

    The underwear is absolutely lovely and the model looks stunning! so refreshing to see REAL women. and underwear that is flattering, gorgeous and comfortable!

    maryjanelingerie.co.uk

  5. Avatar Satina says:

    Beautiful lingerie and the model looks absolutely great! Finally a campaign with a plus size model which looks natural and not too skinny, love the red french floral line, it looks absolutely stunning!

  6. Avatar Liz Brown says:

    Please send information as to how I can be a retailer of your lingerie line.

  7. Avatar Liz Brown says:

    Please send information as to how I can be a retailer of your lingerie line.

  8. Avatar Mag Senghor says:

    Great job. The line is fabulous. keep up the good work. I’m myself a curvy woman. The collection is beautiful.
    Please send information regarding program for resailers.

    Thanks

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