Fantasy Lingerie Curve Collection
Above: Fantasy Lingerie Curve Collection includes the Helena Lace Robe and G-string.
“Cage the garment, not the wearer!”
This phrase has become the battle-cry for Fantasy Lingerie’s three new Curve styles. Inspired by the strappy styles that have been ushered into the mainstream by popular songs like Rihanna’s “S&M” or the books/film series, “Fifty Shades of Grey”, the S&M aesthetic is fresh, fantastically sexy and figure-flattering for many silhouettes. Mainstream lingerie brands have embraced this trend but many plus size shoppers have been unable to find this trend in their sizes and brands. California based Fantasy Lingerie truly believes “sexy is for EVERY body” and has been an industry leader in bringing fashion forward trends to plus-size lingerie. This season, Fantasy Lingerie is leading the way for plus size lingerie brands again by bringing the popular ‘caged look’ into its Curve collection with three all new styles available in sizes 1/2x and 3/4x!
S&M inspired design has been dominating (no pun intended) the fashion and lingerie market for quite some time now. Managing director, Leilani Whitney, explains, “There is often a tendency to appropriate the “forbidden” into mainstream. First it was lingerie, those ‘naughty bits’ which were first seen through a peek-a-boo flash, then it graduated from there to lingerie becoming outerwear. The next taboo was to start bringing S&M into mainstream, which was greatly helped by our friends in “Fifty Shades”.
Above: back view of the Helena Lace Robe and G-string.
“With sheer mesh and fine lace, this robe is a perfect way to dip your toes into the sexy strappy aesthetic.”
Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey has been enormously instrumental in bringing these caged looks into the mainstream. The steamy film and book series has a huge following, however, not all of its fans may be ready to dive head first into the bondage trend. Retailers and customers who are nervous about this risqué trend should start with the Helena Caged Robe. This delicate black robe features a caged neckline on an otherwise classic silhouette. With sheer mesh and fine lace, this robe is a perfect way to dip your toes into the sexy strappy aesthetic. The Helena robe can be worn on its own for a peek-a-boo effect or can be layered on top of the matching chemise or bra set for a more dramatic look.
Above: Monique Bra and High Waisted Gartered Panty.
Feeling a bit more bold? Perhaps the Monique Caged Bra style is for you! This style is a favorite of Leilani, who explains that the set “…is flattering, on trend and shows off one’s curves to a nice advantage. This style can also be used as foundation pieces, which makes it a versatile lingerie set”! The wear-ability and supportive underwire of the Monique makes it the perfect piece to go from day to night!
The lace high-paneled gartered bottom also works to give a bit more shape to the wearer and creates an opportunity for wearers to accessorize with some sexy stockings for a complete lingerie look.
Above: Marissa Mesh and Lace Chemise and G-string.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Marissa Caged Chemise. This caged style is for the shopper looking for a bit more sparkle! With a crisscross strap design, this chemise brings together the caged look with a traditional nightwear silhouette and glitzy glamour. With a flowing and figure-flattering mesh body and supportive underwired cups, this chemise is the perfect gifting item for the curvy vixen in your life.
With gorgeous designs like these, why have apparel designers resisted incorporating daring fashion trends into their products for plus-size shoppers? It’s a complicated issue, but, Leilani explains, “I think that it’s starting to change. In the past, plus size was considered a very different market and many styles were made to hide, rather than, accentuate the body and the curves. I honestly don’t think the plus market was on most designer’s radar. Now that women have become more comfortable owning who they are, the demand has increased for plus size styles in a variety of trends”. This body-positive trend has created so many rich opportunities for plus-size designers and shoppers.
All three of these beautiful styles are all currently in stock and will continue to ship through the holidays! But hurry, these trend-conscious Fantasy Lingerie Curve styles are extremely popular with shoppers and may go quickly!