PhD candidate Gemma Sharp, wholesale Corsets who conducted the study, says the findings suggest “a worrying trend of women becoming dissatisfied with the appearance of their genitals. We think that if women and their partners were made aware of the large variation in normal genital appearance, this might help to alleviate some of their concerns about their own genitals.”
Part of a qualified plastic surgeon’s skills is allaying patients’ fears and concerns and educating patients about what is “normal”, as well as distinguishing real psychological need from possible mental health issues. Dr Paul Belt says ASPS members have a minimum 12 years’ medical and surgical training, including at least five years of specialist postgraduate training. “I’m quite happy referring people to a psychologist, especially younger people, even if I think a patient doesn’t particularly have psychological issues but may have limited coping skills and limited social support; then it’s good for them to talk to someone,” he says.
Only rarely does Belt see cases of body dysmorphia (a body-image disorder, sometimes associated with anorexia, characterised by persistent preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one’s appearance). Sometimes he’ll decide against surgery because he judges a patient to have unrealistic expectations about the outcome. PhD candidate Gemma Sharp, wholesale Corsets who conducted the study, says the findings suggest “a worrying trend of women becoming dissatisfied with the appearance of their genitals. We think that if women and their partners were made aware of the large variation in normal genital appearance, this ...See more
wholesale lingerie Noe Garments, a label that splits time between studios in Laguna Beach, California, and Hanalei, Kauai, offers sustainably-made and sourced wares that marry "function and fashion." Designed and manufactured entirely in the U.S., Noe eschews trends in favor of putting forth garments that stand the test of fashion's cycle of seasonality.
Still yet, consider Lively. Launched just last year by CEO Michelle Cordeiro Grant, a digital veteran coming from Victoria’s Secret, Lively represents the new, priding itself on making lingerie “in a broad size range, at an accessible price (all bras are $35), and with an ethos that aims to support and inspire women.” For Cordeiro Grant, the latter was an element that was missing from the lingerie market, given that it was – until only recently – dominated by men. “Women were participating in these brands but not necessary leading the way,” she says.
Something of a total package, Lively not only aims to “bridge high style and ultimate comfort, only taking the most functional pieces to create a new perspective,” but “acknowledges that women don’t have time to go through 600 styles.” Convenience is key, but so is the furtherance of a larger message catered specifically to women to go with the products. “We wanted to create a product for women made by women because women were so hungry, passionate, ready for a new conversation,” says Cordeiro Grant.
What exactly does that look like? Well, according to Cordeiro Grant, women, as consumers, “were unhappy” with the male-dominated messages being put forth by many of the lingerie giants. And so, Lovely stepped in to enable its customers to be inspired “to live a purposeful, fulfilling life” on her own terms and not in accordance with the previously uniform marketing of undergarments.
Still yet, there has been a rise in online lingerie department stores of sorts, such as Journelle, which puts the ever-increasing number of undergarments brands under one e-roof. Claire Chambers, the founder and CEO of Journelle, which also maintains three brick-and-mortar stores in New York and one in Chicago, told BoF that since she opened her first store in 2007, the number of niche lingerie labels on the market has “increased dramatically.” She stated: “When I opened the first store, there was innovation going on. It got curtailed because of the recession, but now people are taking very small, specific segments of the industry and targeting them.”
The influx of emerging-stage brands – which are doing it right, so to speak, on all fronts – is proving problematic for the market’s more old school brands, which are being outpaced by these younger, more innovative competitors.
With the advances being made within this sphere and this level of attention in mind – in terms of price, sizing, ease, and specialty – more traditional brands, whether they be Victoria’s Secret or Agent Provocateur, cannot afford to rest on their laurels, and 3i is seemingly learning this the hard way.wholesale lingerie Noe Garments, a label that splits time between studios in Laguna Beach, California, and Hanalei, Kauai, offers sustainably-made and sourced wares that marry "function and fashion." Designed and manufactured entirely in the U.S., Noe eschews trends in favor of putting forth garment...See more