8 Rules For Buying Plus Size Lingerie
Looking for some new plus-size lingerie? Not sure where to begin? Fear not. We’ve got a few ground rules here to get you started. Stick to these and you should have no problem finding some gorgeous pieces. Good luck.
1. Get a bra fitting before buying new bras
Most women wear different bra sizes throughout their lives. The incredible thing about the body is that it’s forever changing. Everything from your hormones to your diet can suddenly affect how your body looks. Pregnancy, menopause, weight gain, weight loss, and breastfeeding can also change your bra size. That’s not a bad thing, but it does mean that you need to keep on top of your measurements. Thinking that you’re going to stay the same size all the time is a mistake. Get fitted regularly and make sure that the size is right.
2. Look for a store with lots of options
Stunning pieces of plus-size lingerie can often be few and far between. Rather than heading to any old store out there, you should be hitting up boutiques that specialize in just what you need. It’s all about finding a lingerie store that you will love and, crucially, one that you can trust as well. When a store has a wide range of options for plus-size ladies, you can be almost certain that they will have something that suits you. Don’t you dare settle for anything less.
3. Make sure that you have support
Should you be blessed with larger breasts, you need to make sure that you have all the support you could possibly need. There are a few things that you should make sure of before you buy that oh-so-special piece. First of all, you need to ensure that the measurements are on point; you’re not going to have proper support otherwise. You also need to opt for a thick band, thick straps, and as many clasps as are available. These small things are sure to make a huge difference.
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Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra P5251 | Sandrine Hipster P5255 in Cameo Rose
4. Learn what cup styles work for you
Which type of cup works for you depends largely on the shape and size of your breasts. Every woman out there is different. You may find that a full cup flatters your breasts and looks seamless under any type of top. Alternately, lots of women actually prefer to wear demi cups as they offer support but are a little freer. Finding the right style for you is all about experimentation. You need to feel confident enough to try everything once until you find out what is right for you. Simple.
5. Always check the refund policy
Whether you’re buying online or in store, there’s one thing that you should always remember. You have to check the refund policy. You may well get home and realize that the piece you bought is the wrong color, size, or style for you. So long as you haven’t been wearing the piece, that shouldn’t be a huge problem. When you’re buying the piece, be sure to ask about the policy and ensure that you fully understand its terms. If you’re buying online, you should find that these are quick and easy to find too.
6. Experiment with more than black
Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to your lingerie style? Many ladies out there are in the habit of sticking to plain and simple black underwear when it comes to their lingerie style. It’s time to break that trend and go for something a little trendier and sassier. While there’s nothing wrong with having a few black staple pieces, you shouldn’t be afraid to have a little fun with the other pieces you own. Experiment with prints and unique designs until you find something that absolutely suits you. You won’t regret it.
Enora Minimizer Bra P5272 | Enora Bikini P5273 in Whisper Blue
7. Don’t use lingerie to cover up
Your body is beautiful. It’s that simple. Don’t make the mistake of trying to cover up your shape and size with oversized or unflattering lingerie. That’s not going to help your body image or make you feel good about yourself like you should. If you’re using your lingerie as a way to mask who you really are, you’re making a huge mistake. You should be proud of your body and everything about it. If you’re not, it’s time to boost your self-esteem sooner rather than later.
8. Celebrate your body and curves
Should you be a curvaceous and beautiful lady, it’s time to celebrate that. Buying plus-size lingerie is all about celebrating who you are. That means taking the time to pick out pieces that truly accentuate your body and make the most of your features. You may have to try on a range of pieces until you find the ultimate lingerie set for you. That doesn’t matter. Looking good and feeling fantastic is all about putting the time in to make sure you get things right from the start.
Shopping for lingerie should never, ever be a chore. This is about self-love and treating your body to something truly special. Make sure that you don’t let this experience stress you out, but instead, make the most of it and seriously enjoy finding pieces that work for you. Happy shopping!
Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 | Aline Bikini P5253 in Nude
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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for your wedding day, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.
Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.
If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.
Happy bra shopping!