Liris Crosse on Curvy Couture and more

Liris Crosse wearing Curvy Couture

“My work as a lingerie model has definitely helped me notice the specs on a bra, how they help women look their best in clothes and feel amazing,” – Liris Crosse.

Model, actress, mentor and trendsetter Liris Crosse has beautifully highlighted the significance of including the full-figured woman in mainstream fashion and she appears bent on carving her name across the lingerie industry as well.

The US born, award-winning beauty, also dubbed “The Naomi Campbell of Plus” has graced the pages of popular glossies like American Vogue and Essence and became the first Black model to be featured in the Goddess Lingerie campaign in 2015.

Added to her lingerie portfolio, is her recent work with plus size intimate apparel experts, Curvy Couture, when she became the face of the brand’s Luminous Lace Bralette which we featured last December.

Liris Crosse wearing the Curvy Couture Luminous Lace Bralette

“I sincerely loved the bralette!” Liris says. “It’s well-made, sexy, comfortable and unique. I make sincere decisions to really get behind brands that I believe in.”

Liris first made her intentions known to Curvy Couture when she approached the curve loving brand at a trade show a few years ago, requesting to model their lingerie pieces.

“Four years ago, on the last day of CURVE, Liris approached me at our booth and said she’d love to model for us,” recalls Summer Rose, Social Media Manager at Curvy Couture. “She fit in our sample size, I took photos and the rest is history! She not only models our intimates beautifully, but truly does have a heart of gold. I know that Curvy Couture appreciates that and continues to work with her because of her genuine spirit and hardworking mentality.”

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Then it comes as no surprise that, once again, Liris will be headlining another season for this curvy connoisseur brand.

“We actually just shot our Fall/Winter [‘18] campaign with Liris!” informs Summer Rose. “It will be amazing to see posters of her all over our booth at CurvExpo this year and have her modelling our intimates throughout the day too. From our first encounter to today, everything is coming in full circle and we’re proud to have her be the face of Curvy Couture.”

But, her relationship with Curvy Couture doesn’t just end after the spotlight turns off. Besides her love for glamourous pieces like the Luminous Lace Bralette, Liris also has some of the brand’s other must-haves as part of her personal lingerie wardrobe.

“Another favourite of mine is their Cotton Luxe Wire Free bra – it’s my t-shirt/weekend bra,” she reveals. “I also use it when flying. It’s no underwire with still great support. I also love Style 1211, the strapless, because I love to wear strapless dresses and need to make sure the “girls” are in place!”

Liris Crosse in Curvy Couture's Luminous Lace Bralette

What more could be asked of a brand ambassador?

“We are her everyday essentials,” boasts Social Media Manager at Curvy Couture, Summer Rose. “It’s the best feeling when people chose to wear us all day, every day. When Liris goes to castings, photoshoots, on an airplane, she’s wearing Curvy Couture underneath. What an honor!”

For Liris, there is, likewise, that reciprocal feeling of honor, being given the opportunity to do something that she passionately believes in – a twofold mission: portraying the beauty of the plus size model as well as that of the woman of color.

“It means so much because I always say representation matters,” she says. “I get to be a beacon of light for plus size women in the marketplace and women of color. A lot of times in this sector we aren’t advertised to or they don’t want us to be seen. So, I try my best to show how beautiful size and racial diversity can be.”

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With that said, we can expect a lot more from Liris very soon as she continues to propel through the fashion/ lingerie industry.

“You will see so much more from me in 2018,” she assures us. “I have a couple secret projects in the works. I just shot a new campaign for Curvy Couture. I’m currently on the first curvy bride edition of World Bride Magazine. I just shot another cover for a magazine dropping soon, plus I may have my own capsule collection out before the year is over. So, stay tuned!”

Let’s keep our fingers crossed until we get more Liris.

And we in the business know you don’t pass through the lingerie industry without learning a thing or two about bras. Liris is no different.

“My work as a lingerie model has definitely helped me notice the specs on a bra, how they help women look their best in clothes and feel amazing,” she informs. “I definitely am a more informed shopper now regarding lingerie, so I can spot women who need lingerie makeovers easily on the streets now. Everything starts with your foundation.”

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