I learned early on in my life that shopping for underwear as a plus size person was going to be difficult. I was always hoping and praying that Victoria's Secret had a large enough size for me (it was the only place in my town that specifically sold underwear for women). Most of the time, they didn't. And if they did, I was still squeezing into too small panties and tight push up bras (and I really didn't need the added push up at 15 years old).
Now, as an adult woman, it is still difficult to shop for plus size underwear (plus size anything, really), but thankfully, there are standout brands that cater specifically to beautiful, diverse, plus size bodies!
Here are just some of the most popular brands, but remember to google and do some research beforehand. Many times, there are lesser known brands that sell plus size and may be exactly what you're looking for.
I also want to encourage you to think of these items as an investment in yourself. I've had friends who mention how expensive it is to shop plus size underwear and lingerie. And it's true. But just think of how much better you'll feel in a well fitting bra that was maybe 2 or 3 times what you paid for that cheap bra that is digging into you whenever you wear it. Plus, many of these retailers offer deals if you buy multiples (like 5 for $35, for example).
Anyway, I truly hope this short list helps you in your search for the perfect underwear that fits your perfectly imperfect body!
TORRID - sizes 10-30 / 36C-54DDD
From left to right: 1. MESH EMBROIDERED UNLINED UNDERWIRE BRALETTE AND HIPSTER PANTY - $75
SAVAGE X FENTY - sizes XS-3X / 30A-46H
CACIQUE - sizes 0-32 / 36C-50K
From left to right: 1. Cross-Dyed Lace Lightly Lined French Balconette Bra & Lace Thong Panty - $80
THIRDLOVE - sizes XS-3X / 30A-44I
CATHERINES - sizes 0X-6X / 42B-54DDD
I hope this list is a useful tool for you to shop for some of your intimate everyday intimates! And let me know what you think of the products you end up purchasing!
Thanks for shopping!
-The B of V