Thankfully, the choices have never been better. If we had to choose a word to describe today's plus size lingerie, it would be - fantastic.
While well-established intimate apparel brands like Chantelle, Natori, Elomi and Goddess have been designing for curvy silhouettes for years, newer ones are recognizing the importance of size-inclusivity, and creating fresh and fabulous styles that inspire.
From the perfect panties to pretty bras
finding intimate apparel for curvy and fuller figures is all about playing up your strengths,
camouflaging problem areas, choosing colors you love, and getting a great fit.
Here, we highlight the best how-tos.
Feminine Lingerie Plus Size - Play Up Your Curves
One of the keys to looking and feeling great is knowing how to make
the most of your best assets and how to highlight them - while camouflaging the hindrances - but, more about that later.
Back to your assets. For example, if
you have -
- a fantastic bust, show off your amazing cleavage in a
plunging push up style bra or a beautiful lace bra with gorgeous
- a well-defined waist, then show it off in a
nightie or robe with a sash at the waist or a curve hugging teddy
- long legs, show them off in a pretty short chemise or a
long gown with a long side slit
Camouflage Problem Areas With Intimate Apparel
It goes without saying that we all have areas we’re self
conscious about, and flaws that we’d like to minimize. Perhaps
it’s a rounded tummy, fuller hips or thighs, or fuller arms.
The key to looking (and feeling) great is knowing which styles offer more give when it comes to sizing, and avoiding anything too tight around the area you're sensitive about.
- mask a soft tummy in baby dolls with a fitted waist top and flowing chemise
- skim wider hips or thighs in a soft A-line nightie or pajamas
- conceal soft arms with a long or cap sleeve gown or chemise
- camouflage a curvy derriere with a matching cami set, chemise, or gown that drapes easily and doesn't tug or pull
Choose A Pretty Feminine Lingerie Plus Size Color
It's easy to flatter your silhouette from top to bottom by selectively choosing plus size
lingerie in beautiful colors that flatter.
matter how pretty a bra, panty, chemise, nightgown or robe is, if it’s in a shade that you don't absolutely love, or one that washes you out, it will most probably end up at the back of your lingerie drawer. Opt for -
- colors that make your
complexion glow or complement your eye color
- brighter shades,
pastels, and jewel tone lingerie styles that look great on virtually anyone
- cool, soothing neutral tone sleepwear and nightwear as everyday favorites
Get The Best Feminine Lingerie Plus Size Fit
The number one secret to looking fantastic in lingerie? Styles
that look and fit like they are tailor made for your shape.
it’s a bra that lifts your bust and smooths your back, or a pair of
panties that lie flat and create a sleek silhouette, the best
intimate apparel styles that you'll reach for again and again are always those that fit perfectly.
- no puckering
- no gaps
- no wrinkles
- no tight seams
Shop Outside The Intimate Apparel Box
Find the best plus size lingerie by shopping around at different
stores that you normally wouldn’t think of. You'll be surprised at some of the exciting goodies you can find by looking a bit further afield.
- if you always shop at
the mall, try a small specialty lingerie boutique
- look at chain
stores for fun and frivolous extras like robes or babydoll
nighties and get the looks you love for less
It doesn’t matter
where your lingerie comes from as long as it fits great and you love
it, so shake things up and look in different places for new and
pretty plus size lingerie that you wouldn’t normally discover.