by Sara Caspi
This year I had the pleasure of attending CURVExpo in Las Vegas, which is an international lingerie and swimwear tradeshow, and got the chance to checkout this season’s hottest items from both well-known brands and newcomers on the block.
Between a vintage swimwear display from Jantzen and sashaying divas on the “catwalk” (complete with classic showgirl flair) I was able to check out the latest collections and talk to brand representatives from a variety of companies. I found out that vintage shapes are coming back big-time, and Mr. Sigouin, Vice President of SHAN, sums it up very well calling the trend we’re seeing “Fashion Retro”.
The silhouettes are reminiscent of ones seen on the bodacious babes from the 1940s and 1950s, with more high-waisted briefs, leg openings cut lower on the leg, and cleavage enhancing cuts. A return to glamour seems to be a running theme, and mixing lace with swimwear is also in demand, as seen on the likes of VODA Swim. In the end, detailing is key, with girlie ruffles and delicate charms and buttons adding some pizzazz to a mostly solid color and muted color palette, with a splash of polka dot prints and geo/tribal prints thrown in the mix.
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