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If you are older than age 40, you probably remember a time when plus size lingerie consisted of a very small variety of beige and black bras and briefs – with the occasional tummy-hiding babydoll thrown in for good measure. Lucky for all of us, lingerie for BBWs has come a long way, baby, thanks to the Internet! Not only has the variety of bras and panties increased exponentially, but you can now get corsets, bustiers, stockings, garter dresses, chemises, sexy costumes, club wear, bodystockings and more – sometimes in sizes up to 12X!
That being said, finding BBW lingerie that has the right FIT is another challenge entirely. As you know, big women come in all shapes, sizes and proportions – girls with big butts and small chests, ladies with wide bellies and thin legs, women with huge boobs and flat bottoms, hourglasses, pears, apples and triangles. Suffice it to say, one size (even if that size is “Queen”) does not fit all. If your proportions are less than even all around, we recommend the following:
- *Look for separates where you can purchase different sized tops and bottoms (things like bras and panties, clubwear, etc.)
- *Buy items that have more than a 3% spandex content. Items that stretch and contract to fit various parts of the bottom are your friend.
- *If you don’t see your *real* size, keep looking. There are many sites out there that offer extended sizes past 1-3X.
- *If you want to invest in a special piece, try custom fit. There are several places online that will make one-of-a-kind lingerie to your specific measurements. Try sites like Etsy and Ebay as starting points.
There are so many places online to buy plus size lingerie these days that we couldn’t even begin to list them all, but specific Google searches will net a huge list of online stores to meet all your BBW lingerie needs!