When it comes to the world of lingerie, an almost impassable divide seems to exist between straight and plus size lingerie. Some brands attempt to offer plus, but only make a few pieces in their line actually available in plus. Scrolling through lingerie on the website of an “inclusive brand,” I’ve often been dismayed to find that the piece I want isn’t available in plus.
Impish Lee Launches New Summer Collection!
Impish Lee, founded in 2012 by sisters Kali and Noelle Ventresca, shows larger lingerie brands how it’s done, making every piece available in their full size run. From Noelle:
All of our pieces, including our Summer Collection, are available in sizes 0-30 and bra sizes 28A-44J – the largest size range by a single brand in the industry!
A completely customizable brand, Impish Lee makes sure to have a variety of color palettes for different aesthetics. “We’ve shown a lot of white, black, navy, burgundy, but this summer it was all about bright color, and we just fell in love with the tangerines, pastel blue, and smokey grey.”
Kali and Noelle aren’t plus size, but they are quick to be body positive and affirming of all their clients. Inclusivity is at the core of Impish Lee, Noelle drove this point home by saying:
Designing for plus size bodies is a continuous effort and we utilize feedback from customers to edit our patterns in real time. It is so important for us to be accessible to women of all sizes because, at our core, we stand for self-love. It’s not about showing off, but really about acknowledging that your body is your own and always worth attention and love.
The Summer Collection
When you look at the new summer collection, the word that comes to mind is “fresh”. There are lots of white, ice blues, grays, shades of corals and, of course, black. The fabrics are beautiful laces and meshes and the overall feel is casually feminine. Rompers, jumpsuits, chemises and teddy’s are all waiting to grace your skin.
We love this collection, and I can’t wait to see plus-size babes rocking some summer lingerie. Keep in mind that a piece will take up to 3-4 weeks to arrive, as every piece is made in the Impish Lee NYC studio. You can shop the full collection at ImpishLee.com.
What Impish Lee piece speaks to you? Let us know in the comments!
Brianne is a queer plus-size blogger over at TheHuntswoman.com. Check out her consulting work over on TheHuntswomanGroup.com.