(Filed Under wholesale Accessories News). Classic Curves, a manufacturer catering to the transgender community, as well as “women that just want a little more shape,” has recently released a new version of its flagship garment, Veronica Two, called Veronica Five.
The garment is designed to support a gel pad. “[It] moves and feels like flesh,” said Epsy Lopez, founder of the company. “The added weight makes the wearer walk more feminine [because it] changes the center of gravity. Females walk with their hips because that is usually the heaviest part of their bodies.”
Lopez has sold “over 300” Veronica Fives, which are in the $400 retail range. “The best so far. You get what you pay for,” she said.
Being a “tgirl” herself, Lopez began her business 20 years ago with the hopes of filling a much-needed niche. “I always knew that I had to use padding to get the right shape in order to look the part,” said Lopez. In her teen years, she began producing her own padding buying several padded garments including Frederick’s of Hollywood’s four pad.
Originally an engineer, Lopez went back to school to study computer added design. “Using CAD, I designed a program that takes a male’s form and fuses it with a female’s common measurements deleting the common attributes and leaving what the male form does not have: hips and derriere. Classic Curves was born that day,” she said.
Lopez’ products can be made to specifics, “meaning slimmer, average or curvaceous,” she said. “I have 28 different trim patters [and] all of us fit in one category or another.”
Additionally, Lopez does custom requests for movies and plays. “We did the cast for To Wong Fu, Mrs. Doubtfire and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert to name a few,” she said. “Ru Paul is a client along with Frank Moreno of Las Vegas Fame.” Lopez has also done costuming for Disney, providing the hips for Mrs. Incredible.
A best-seller for Lopez has been the “Diva,” which creates cleavage. “I have sold several thousand of these and at least half to GG’s (genetic girls),” said Lopez.
Currently, products may be found at Florida-based Secrets of Romance, Pennsylvania-based Sammy’s, California-based Carla’s Boutique and New York-based Drag Depot. “I also have a few distributors overseas in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Canada and New Zealand with two new ones in the Russian federation and Taiwan,” said Lopez. Additionally, Lopez has hopes of getting into a large retailer “like David’s bridal for that special day or evening when cleave is the finishing touch.”see more
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