Confession time. Here I am sitting at my computer, coffee in hand, with a size 14 – ok 16 (sometimes 18) body. I, like so many other women, do not conform to the media’s representation of what a woman ‘should’ look like. I consider myself normal, dare I say not bad looking – ok when the lippy is slapped on and I’m fully prepped and preened for date night. But when I look to fashion, I feel completely the opposite. All too often I see crazy thin models with pokey out hip bones showing me what a bra and panty set will look like. Well yeah, maybe on their slip of a body, but not on my post-child-birth-everything-has-sunk-south body. And another thing – we really must find a better description than “plus size lingerie”. Now I’ve got that off my ample chest, let’s get down to the business of embracing our sensational curves. Here’s a few tips on how to shop for the best sexy lingerie for the fuller figure.
Credit where credit’s due, the media is changing – slowly. But to coin a phrase, “we’ve only just begun”. So, until the day when us Bountiful Babes are celebrated on the catwalks just as much as Skinny Minnie’s, we have to do a little bit of self-love instead. We have to believe that big is indeed beautiful, and why the heck shouldn’t it be?
That’s where companies like Sparkling Strawberry come in. Sure, they like to celebrate the Skinny Minnie’s as much as the rest of them, but their Plus Size Sexy Lingerie collection is so good, it makes shopping so much more fun when you know you can actually find something that will fit you and look great to boot.
When I’m shopping for lingerie, I like to focus on the positives. We are all so self-critical aren’t we? I know all too well the bits about my body that I dislike, but when I think about it – there are also lots of things that I also quite like too.
Focusing on those ‘best bits’ really helps to refine your choice of garment. Be aware of the areas you don’t like as much, and you can help to find something that covers up or shapes, whilst boosting your best bits for some serious phwoar-factor.
If you want a little control around your wobbly bits, you can’t really go far wrong with a bodystocking. This fabulous one-piece can be seriously seductive. There are so many different options from opaque to sheer or even fishnet, and the detailing of the bodystocking means you can really focus in on your best assets too. If you have never worn a bodystocking before, then perhaps read my little guide on ‘How to Wear a Body Stocking’ for a bit more info.
Love your Bum? Then why not try this Black Lace Bodystocking from Dreamgirl. This gorgeous bodystocking has beautiful lace detail around the snap fastening halter neck collar, and a cheeky little lace-up detail around the back.
Want some Sexy Curves? This Floral Pattern Suspender Bodystocking from Seven ‘til Midnight will seriously show off your curves whilst enhancing your shape with the beautiful floral detailing. As for that suspender detail, who could possibly resist? You can find more plus size lingerie bodystockings here.
If you love your boobs, then look no further. Think back to all of those period dramas where the heroine looks lovingly into her hero’s eyes, panting with expectation, bosom heaving. That bosom doesn’t look that perky for no reason, whilst our lovely heroine is acting her heart out, there is a most enticing corset doing all the hard work to make her bosom look simply peachy.
Corsets and Bustiers are fabulous for two reasons. They really control your waist, pulling you in and giving you shape at the same time, but they also lift and control your boobs too.
Want a Little Luxury? This practically perfect Pleasure Principle Black Bustier from Seven ‘til Midnight is an absolute must. You will feel simply stunning with the geo lace detail, all finished off with a tuxedo bow accent for a luxurious flourish. With underwires and moulded balconette cups, your bosom will behave beautifully, the removable garters and included lace thong will make it a complete outfit from top to tail.
Want Shaping? The Plum Stretch Knit Corset from Coquette is definitely worth a try. Featuring powernet lining and soft underwired cups, this corset will definitely pull in and control, whilst the lace detailing and sheer panel detailing make the most of accentuating your curves in the right places. All wrapped up in a beautiful plum colour – what’s not to love?
Bras and panties aren’t just for the everyday, they can enhance your curves and really make you feel sexy. There are some amazing options for the plus sized figure too.
Don’t like your tum? If, like me, you’re not a fan of your tummy, then choosing a higher waist panty could be the perfect option for you. This Crushed Velvet Bra Set from Seven ‘til Midnight is a gorgeous example of tummy control meets sex goddess. The bra features beautiful triangular shapes with a criss cross detail. Whereas the panty, oh the panty of delight – a little tummy control and shaping at the front, strappy reveal all thong back. This stunning wine-coloured set in luxurious crushed velvet material will leave your partner panting for more… trust me.
Want a more Traditional Set? If you’re not so into peekaboo bottoms and looking for a more classic style, then the Floral Lace Bra Set from Passion is a really good choice. Simple and stunning, this black bra set features floral lace panels, with matching suspender belt and thong. Great to wear day to day, or dress up for date night. Whatever the occasion, you’ll be feeling super sexy in lingerie’s own version of the LBD.
Bodystockings, corsets and bra sets are great if you want to enhance your shape and put it all out there. But what if you simply don’t like your waist? There are a great selection of waist-hiding garments if you only know where to look. Items like a babydoll could really become your best buddy for the bedroom. Especially if you want to feel a little bit sexy without worrying about letting it all hang out.
For the Girl Next Door… Sleeping over for the first time and looking for something a little bit more cutesy than bold and brazen? The Cami Sets from Nine X are a great choice of something super sexy without being so overtly ‘come and get me’. Easy going style with gorgeous black lace detailing, you’ll feel super sexy but totally comfortable at the same time.
For passion between the sheets… Sod the cutesy, if you’re definitely after the phwoar-factor then this Bow Over Babydoll from Seven ‘til Midnight will definitely do the trick. Passionate in red, this hot-to-trot babydoll has beautiful lace detailing at the front with underwired shelf cups, and the all out come-and-get-me ribbon tie back closure with matching thong. Only trouble is, I doubt it will be worn for long!
So come on curvaceous babes, join me in our plus size sexy lingerie revolution!
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…
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