Designer Bio

Tia Lyn 2016

TIA LYN is an American fashion designer best known by her vintage inspired lingerie made modern with her own twist designed to fit the full busted woman.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1970, Tia began her fashion career at The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned two Bachelor Degrees in Textile Science and Fashion Design. After graduating, she studied in New York at the Fashion Institute of Technology and earned an Associate’s Degree in Intimate Apparel.

Tia was taught to sew at an early age by both of her grandmothers. They always encouraged her to follow her dreams and did not hesitate to feed Tia’s newfound love for fashion.

Since 1996, she has been creatively designing with a focus on full busted and curvy women.

The Tia Lyn brand was launched in 2001. From the beginning, every style has consistently been offered in a curvy size range from S-3X. Tia Lyn is one of the leading designers in the lingerie market and her plus sized designs were recently featured in Glamour Magazine, The Daily Venus Diva and E News! “It is thrilling to see woman of every size and shape embraced by national media. Curves are to be celebrated and all women should feel beautiful in their lingerie.” Tia says about her vision for her collections.

Tia is a Two-time winner of the Contours International Lingerie Award for the “Best Plus Size Collection” in 2006 and 2007, sponsored by the Intimate Apparel Council. This glamorous and high profile event celebrated the industry and acknowledged the high levels of creativity and designs, and innovation of modern day fit and comfort that have been achieved.

Opening her own boutique in 2010, Tia appreciates the opportunity to listen to her customers’ wants and desires. The women she works with on a daily basis at her boutique, Contours Lingerie in Madison, Wisconsin, have inspired her designs. 

In a recent interview, Tia explains that one of her most exciting moments in business was joining Golyta International to expand the Tia Lyn brand on a global level in 2011. In her own words, Tia says “It is an absolute honor to work with one of my best friends, Levan Tat. Over coffee at the kitchen counter in our pajamas, we make decisions about designs and materials the way most people make decisions about their everyday life. Levan and I chat on the phone, as girlfriends do, putting together the type of collections we love to wear! We have become so close over the years that we have developed a knack for unknowingly wearing the same look to trade shows and other events! Along with Levan, I work with an amazing team at Golyta. It has been wonderful to finally have a whole team working together as a unit, allowing me to focus all of my energy into designing new lingerie collections.”

 “Winning Designer of the Year for Full Figured Fashion Week 2016 is an amazing honor and such a thrill of a lifetime. It means the world to me to be recognized by Gwen DeVoe and the Plus Size Community”. – TIA LYN empowers plus size women through fashion and there is nothing sexier than a confident curvy woman in lingerie on the catwalk.

Tia has built a loyal following that love her fashion lifestyle brand, amazing curvy fit and appreciate that the entire collection is machine washable. Styles range from sexy to cozy pajamas. The complete collection is available in Contours Lingerie and fine specialty boutiques across the globe.





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