Beautiful Plus Size Lingerie-A Little Backstory
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase Beautiful Plus Size Lingerie? Do you think of silky, slinky sleep wear? Or maybe you envision lacy bra and panty sets? Perhaps sexy corsets or shapewear come to mind. Did you know that the word lingerie is from a French word that means linen?
It’s true. Before the advent of man made fibers, linen was the fabric of choice for both men’s and women’s undergarments. It’s also true that before the 1900s, lingerie referred to undergarments for men as well as women.
Then, around the 1920s, people began using the word strictly when referring to women’s bras and panties.
Today, the term is reserved for very specific articles of clothing found exclusively in a feminine wardrobe.
The Six Main Pieces of A Beautiful Lingerie Wardrobe
The average women, if there is such a thing as average, has three or more of the following items in her lingerie drawer:
But, this list is only the beginning of the story. We’re busy women. We work in our homes. We work outside our homes. We care for children, aging parents, and pets. We volunteer in our communities. We stay active inside the gym and out-of-doors.
We need lingerie that meets the rigors of each of our activities. The really great news is, manufacturers have been listening. Every item listed above has sub-categories and some even have sub-sub-categories.
The list of items available to meet your individual needs seems to grow daily. And new shops, whether they are in a physical location or online, are ready to fulfill your lingerie desires.
The number of shops is growing too. Whether they’re local or on another continent. The world is your oyster, and beautiful plus size lingerie that meets your specifications is waiting for you.
Are you looking for a shaper that will help you feel powerful at work? Need a bra that feels good and does it’s job while you run the child-chasing marathon on your daughter or son’s field-trip?
Maybe you want something to spice up date-night with your significant other. Let’s take a look at the amazing variety you have to choose from.
From Six To Infinity-The Sub-Categories
What amazing choices we have. Bras come with underwires, without underwires, strapless and convertible straps. You can find t-shirt bras and sport bras. You can choose plunge-front, front-close, and minimizer bras. Push-up bras and racer backs are also on the menu.
And now, we can even choose from a delightful selection of bralettes.
- Bralettes are designed to be pure comfort. They are made of stretch material. They may fasten like a regular bra, but many are designed to be pulled on like a camisole. They have no padding, no wires, and let your beautiful silhouette shine through. What a delight.
Panties run the gamut from total coverage to barely there. They selection includes briefs, high-cut briefs, boyshorts, bikinis, hipsters, tangas, thongs, and g-strings.
Fabrics for panties can be cool and comfy cotton, cotton blends, polyester, nylon, and silk. Depending on the fabric used and the style, visible panty lines are non-existent.
For those times when incontinence is a problem, there are also brands available that offer moisture-wicking features that keep you comfortable, fresh and dry.
Oh my. Shapewear has become something of a minor miracle. The fabrics are soft, light, and smooth out what you might have thought impossible to smooth. You can target specific areas of your body, or go for a bodysuit.
There are also slips that do the same thing, without the legs. Some of us wear them for special occasions and others of us wouldn’t leave the house without our shapewear. The option of light, medium, or firm control lets you achieve just the look you want.
Corsets and Bustiers
I’ve placed this category under shapewear, but depending on the site you’re shopping, you may find them under a different heading. Corsets have been experiencing an amazing comeback. You can buy ready-made styles as well as custom-made. Fabric choices are extensive and they’ll make you look fabulous.
The full-slip and the half-slip have come a long way. Depending on the material used, you can have a light, flowing chemise-type garment all the way to full-body control.
Sheers, thigh-highs, and lace-tops are just the beginning. Color choices are broad. There are also fish-nets, and lacy looks. Designs and prints can also be found.
Pantyhose have always been available in sheer-toe and reinforced-toe, but now no-toe options are available. The color choices are amazing, and you can find control tops, as usual, high-waist control tops and firm control from your toes to your waist.
Tights also fit into this category with control tops, high-waist control tops and footless in addition to regular versions.
If you haven’t looked at garter belts in a while, you’re in for a treat. They are nothing short of eye candy. Three current options include garter thongs, garter chemise sets, and lace bra sets.
Fabrics are available from cotton to satin. Gowns, pajamas, teddies, baby dolls, short kimonos, long kimonos, sleep shorts, chemise sets, and night shirts. The selection is almost overwhelming.
Where To Begin
Once upon a time, there were limited options for plus sized women shopping for beautiful lingerie. No more.
Products are available from well-know manufacturers as well as companies innovative new companies you may never have heard of before.
By shopping online, you have access to a world-wide network of companies who live to make your lingerie dreams a reality. You no long need to rely on a handful of companies to meet your expectations.
If you’re looking for a starting point, you may want to head over to Bare Necessities. They have an extensive selection of brands you’ll recognize and some that may be new to you. Their products range from basic styles, to trendy styles , to breathtakingly sexy.
They provide in-depth information on each item they sell, and have great support information as well.
Now, go find something that makes you feel wonderful! You deserve it.
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