Plus Size Nightgown ... If, you're a curvy woman there are several things to consider when buying plus size lingerie and sleepwear such as night gowns slips and chemises. Before heading off on your lingerie shopping trip, do you know your size and / or body shape or silhouette.
With nightgowns or any plus size lingerie for that matter, size is most important; that is, does it fit properly?
Even if a nightie is made from a stretchy material, it's a good idea to always try on any lingerie before buying it, unless it's something you've bought before.
Many plus size nightgowns feature adjustable shoulder straps, such as those commonly found on brassieres. These can be lengthened or shortened to enhance the fit of the nightie and accommodate the bust.
Nightgowns with molded cups are sized similarly to plus size bras in this regard.
When trying anything on with a brassiere, take care that the bra cup does not cut into the tender flesh of the breasts but is snug enough to provide flattering support and lift.
If you carry weight in your belly, hips, or thighs, consider an empire waist nightgown in a floaty chiffon material that skims over problem areas.
Night gowns for plus sizes often feature molded bra-cups that draw the eye upward toward the cleavage and away from heavier thighs or the hip area.
If your arms are toned, opt for a sleeveless nightgown and show off those assets.
If your arms aren’t your best feature, consider pairing a plus size nightgown with sophisticated feminine satin robes or even more luxurious silk robes.
Womens robes that you wear over your nightgown should be longer than the nightgown, and preferably reach all the way to your feet. This will ensure a long line that is visually slimming.
Multiple fabric layers (and the belt that usually cinches the robe around the middle) visually thicken the waist and can make a woman appear larger than she really is.
If you have heavy legs or thicker ankles, consider pairing a nightgown with a pair of heeled bedroom slippers, perhaps topped with a puff of maribou.
The heel visually lengthens the legs and makes them appear slimmer.
When choosing footwear, however, take care that the heel is thick enough and tall enough to appear proportionate to your leg.
A tiny, thin, low-heeled mule slipper is unflattering to a heavy leg and large ankle because the leg overpowers the heel and gives the impression that it is about to break.
Consider a taller, more substantial heel to balance the leg and complete your boudoir ensemble.