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How To Be Confident When Plus Size Lingerie Shopping

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I am not your typical thinner than thin, skinny Minnie, lingerie lover. No folks. I am a human being with wobbly bits and a slightly bigger than average waistline (heck, I like wine and cheese too much). Whilst I see myself as ‘normal’ – I know that some lingerie brands do not. And so I find myself happily (sometimes not so happily) amongst the plus size lingerie shopping sections in order to find the perfect fit.

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Does that mean I cannot love lingerie? Hell no. Does that mean I can’t feel super confident and sexy wearing lingerie in front of my partner? Absolutely not. It just means that I need to find the right brand, and right lingerie styles to suit my womanly figure. Sparkling Strawberry has a massive range when it comes to plus size lingerie shopping to look through, from the every day wear to the special nights in, shopping is so much more fun when you can do it at the comfort of your own computer screen, in the knowledge that you will find something that will fit and look fabulous.

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If you’re preparing for a romantic getaway, or perhaps for that amazing girly holiday to Marbella (you know the type), there are so many outfits for you to choose from to make you the cream of the crop when it comes to strutting your sexy stuff . Here are my list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to plus size lingerie shopping…

The do’s:

1. Love Yourself

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Big is beautiful and you are too. Research has shown that people find confidence is one of the sexiest traits in a woman. Being comfortable in your own skin will make you shine inside and out – utterly irresistible.

2. Find Your Best Bits

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Time to focus on the positives for a second, what do you like about yourself? I’m not getting all deep and meaningful here, but is your bum bountiful or are your boobs big and bouncy? Focusing on your best bits will really help to refine your lingerie search.

3. Be Aware of the Pitfalls

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Just like your best bits, it is probably wise to be a little self-critical. Think of those one or two areas that you might like to hide. For me, it is my post-childbirth tummy. I will always choose a body or corset in preference to a bra and panty set if I want to feel sexy.

The don’ts:

1. Don’t Kid Yourself

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There are so many of my beautiful friends who think that just because they can technically squeeze themselves into a smaller size, it must be true. Just because you can do the zip up, or close the fastenings, doesn’t mean that it will look good, or be comfy to wear. Be honest with yourself and find the right size for you. There are plenty of sexy plus size lingerie styles to choose from. This will result in fewer bulges, and a much smoother and sexier finish all round – you don’t have to reveal the label!

2. Don’t Commit Too Soon

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When you’re shopping for lingerie online – why not choose more than one garment, in a couple of sizes too if you are unsure. Get them all delivered, try them on in the comfort of your own home and send whatever doesn’t suit / fit back? You don’t have to decide based on what a model is wearing on a computer screen, check it out for yourself. Just make sure you keep to the hygiene etiquette of trying on lingerie, it’s only fair!

3. Don’t Jump Right In

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If you have found a new sexy confidence in your skin and want to flash a bit more flesh – then go you! It is great to see empowered women – no matter the size – feel sexy when they want to be. But if you are more of a t-shirt bra and shorts kinda gal than a buxom babe in a bodysuit – perhaps stick to what you know and find something that will make you feel sexy without being uncomfortable in what you’re wearing. There are plenty of options available for all styles, shapes and sizes. Sexiness comes in all forms after all.

Time for you to go and do some plus size lingerie shopping…

About the Author Maggie Emstone

Maggie doesn’t hold back when it comes to helping you enhance your assets. A serial underwear shopper, with several top drawers to prove it, Maggie is a positive fountain of knowledge when it comes to your undies…