Plus size lingerie is a term given to lingerie that is designed for the full-figured woman. In bras, plus size begins at a 42 band size and goes up in both band and cup sizes. Plus size panties start at the XL or 1X size and go up. Plus size shapewear also tends to begin at XL and 1X sizes and go up from there.
Full figure DD+ lingerie is a term used when the bra cup sizes go above a size D, but the band size does not exceed 40. However, plus size intimate apparel encompasses both full figure lingerie sizes and lingerie for plus size women.
Plus size bras
Our plus size bra selection is extensive. HerRoom is dedicated to providing plus size bras to meet all your needs. For years, women looking for plus size lingerie were going to traditional lingerie stores and stuffing themselves into that big bra that wasn't necessarily their correct size. With more plus size bra offerings on the market, the plus size woman is now able to find the correct size in a style she'll love.
In fact, plus size nursing bras, plus size sheer bras and plus size sexy lingerie are no longer elusive finds. At HerRoom, we offer an enormous assortment of plus size nursing bras by Bravado, Goddess and Leading Lady. Sexy plus size bras are plentiful as well by makers such as Shirley of Hollywood, Sculptresse by Panache, Freya and Fayreform.
Plus size panties
If you're looking for plus size intimate apparel and plus size lingerie in the newest, sexiest styles, look no further than HerRoom. We believe your fabulous curves are meant to be flaunted in sexy plus size lingerie that is well-made and playful.
Shirley of Hollywood delivers fun and sexy plus size lingerie at an affordable price. For more upscale plus lingerie that is youthful and sexy, look at Freya for its plus size sexy lingerie bra and panty sets and plus size sheer bras that are beautifully adorned. So, allow your cleavage to be showcased in a curve-enhancing plus size shelf bra by Shirley of Hollywood. Adorn your derriere with a pair of lacy black boy shorts by Chantelle. Our great selection of plus size sexy lingerie and intimate apparel will help you celebrate your voluptuous curves in style.
BBW stands for "Big, Beautiful Woman." And there is nothing a big, beautiful woman wants more than to feel sexy in BBW lingerie. New
plus size shapewear with its firm control and seamless appeal is a great way to smooth out and accentuate a BBW's full curves. We also offer
plus size sleepwear. So, indulge yourself with BBW lingerie found in our plus size department. We know you're more confident and comfortable when you look and feel glamorous. Be modest or be daring – find that perfect look for the BBW in you.
Full figure lingerie
You'll find beautifully fitting lingerie styles you'll love with our assortment of full figure lingerie. Our luxurious full figure bras will fit you with style and support. For example, Goddess bras and bras by Lunaire and Panache specialize in the full figure lingerie category. We have an extensive collection of full figure minimizers by Wacoal and Simone Perele, and underwire bras as well as full figure soft cup bras by Bali and Vanity Fair. So, women with D cup sizes and larger need to look no further. HerRoom has full figured bras in a vast array of styles to accommodate all your needs.
Most women shop for a bra and automatically go for the
nudes or plain white colors. We want to help you branch out and
discover fashion colors, prints, trends and more. We understand that you may prefer the same shade of your nude, but hear us out – a bold color or eye-catching print is a must-have.
It's not a new notion that special items make us women feel desirable and exceptional. You can agree with us when we say our perfume, shoes or even a new lipstick color can put us in an amazing mood. A great bra can do the same, even though it is your little secret. Slipping on a gorgeous, properly fitting bra in a bright color or print makes you feel like
Anna Wintour, about to take on
It's time to start looking forward to wearing your bras.
There is a preconceived notion that pretty bras are only for intimate settings and cannot be an everyday option. If you are a woman in need of serious support and comfort while at work, this myth is especially believed.
WE 100% DISAGREE.
See: Fit Fully Yours Nicole Sheer Bra B2271
We feel as if we've piqued your interest.
What if we told you the gorgeous bra above is perfect for everyday wear? What if we added that the underwire seamed cups lift and shape your breasts while providing the support you yearn for?
Also, this bra is available in bands 32-44 with cups up to J(D7). Therefore, you can absolutely wear a beautiful bra, that fits your shape and needs any day of the week. For our DD+ ladies, brands like
Prima Donna and
Panache have you covered on this front.
Let's talk about spring lingerie trends for 2018!
Now that you're equipped to pick out your new favorite bra and we've gotten all the questions out of the way, let's get into the lingerie trends of 2018.
The biggest trend we're seeing for spring 2018 is a classic pastel like lilac or powder blue. This year at
New York Fashion Week, lilac was a popular color as well.
Click here to shop pastel bras for spring.
Wacoal Top Tier Contour Underwire Bra 853223,
Cleo by Panache Piper Balconnet Bra 9357,
Le Mystere Sophia Light Memory Foam Plunge Lace Bra 2435
Floral patterns have always been around, but this year brands like
Prima Donna are bringing it in full force with delicate ornamental designs that would make any woman feel like a fairy queen.
Click here to shop our favorite floral prints for spring.
Prima Donna Meadow 3 Part Full Cup Bra 016-2890,
Fantasie Charlotte Underwire Side Support Bra FL2882,
Elomi Morgan Underwire Banded Bra EL4110
You may be thinking, "whoa, sheer?" – but stick with us here. Sheer or see-through bras are trending across the spectrum right now. They are built just like your favorite nude bra, but with a little kick. Brands like
Le Mystere and
Empriente are masters of designing the exquisite sheer bra by now, but we must say we've fallen in love with it all over again.
Click here to shop sheer bras for spring.
Gossard Glossies Sheer Bra 6271,
Empreinte Nikki Seamless Low-Necked Bra 08167,
Le Mystere Infinite Sheer Unlined Underwire Bra 4424
- Matching Sets
Making a complete set is always in style. But lingerie pieces, even everyday choices, are being looked at as somewhat of a pre-outfit. Plus, we will always advocate for matching bra and panty sets because it looks smart. Forget waiting for special occasions. Every single day should be special for you.
Bramour Soho Lace Underwire Bra 7004 & panty,
Pour Moi Rebel Convertible Longline Bra 84001 & panty,
Freya Daisy Lace Underwire Balcony Bra AA5131 & panty
Are you ready to start shopping for something new to add to your everyday lingerie collection? We hope so! Remember to always make sure you're in the right bra size to make the best choice possible. Click here to visit our Bra Fit Center if you're unsure.
I get it, bra back bulge can be the worst. Many of my customers express to me how pesky it is and are asking what they can do to minimize this problem. I want my customers to not only love their lingerie, but make sure it achieves its purpose by providing the correct support and making you feel great.
So what am I talking about when I say back bulge?
Sometimes it's caused by loss of firmness and elasticity due to menopause, sometimes a more rounded torso. Visually, it's when a woman is walking away from you and the back of her shirt is bumpy because the skin isn't lying smoothly.
These unsightly ripples have generated a whole new search category: Back Smoothing Bras
The solution is more coverage and to avoid thin straps and bands.
If the wings (or sides) of your bra are too skimpy, this causes lumping. When a bra has a wider-than-average back band made of thick material, bumps that look terrible under clothes are better concealed. I know…some of you are thinking more coverage equals less sexy, but the truth is that, most of the time, no one knows what lingerie you're wearing because it's covered-up.
More coverage equals smoothness and an improved silhouette, which is really the intent of lingerie when not being worn for seduction.
Many make the mistake of going up a band size, but this is the absolute wrong thing to do. Why? Because it actually creates and/or enlarges these ripples. The band will always creep up, simultaneously pushing back tissue upward to create a bigger back bump. A loose band compromises your fit, not to mention will drive you mad in the end.
Take a look at my video here for more information on how to minimize bra back fat.
Bras with "leotard" or "U-shaped" straps have taller wings (or sides) to eliminate the problem. When a bra has taller wings, pressure is spread out over a greater surface area and smooths out your body tissue (think about putting a bra around a pillow…when you have more pressure around the surface, less of the pillow puffs out).
Leotard backs smooth over back fat, cut down on strap slippage and provide additional support.
HerRoom's Bestselling Back Smoothing Bras:
Vanity Fair, Back Smoothing Full Figure Minimizer Underwire Bra, 76080, HerRoom.com
Tall microfiber sides and back made this bra an Undie Award Winner in both 2012 and 2013.
Goddess, Keira Banded Underwire Bra, GD6090, HerRoom.com
One of Goddess' most popular bras, this leotard back bra was featured in Women's World magazine. It has maximum support side panels to provide great shaping and smoothing.
Glamorise, Magic Lift with Back Support Bra, 1265, HerRoom.com
This wire-free bra has criss-cross cotton and Lycra support bands. The wide bottom is the ultimate in full-figure back support.
Another suggestion is a torsette, which provides shaping while also allowing you to wear your favorite bra. They're easy to put on, wash and wear with almost any garment. Torsettes have just enough added compression to reduce bulge with breathable flexibility. Not only do they control back fat, but firm the tummy area and provide your body with a contour.
Naomi & Nicole Firm Control Step-In Torsette, 771, HerRoom.com
Some shaping camisoles have built-in bras, but I don't recommend them for women over a C-cup, as they don't provide enough support. Cupless torsettes are best because you can wear your own bra.
Another option to help with this problem is a longline bra. A longline bra is a midriff-slimming bra with to-the-waist panels for extra smoothing. Longlines are particularly popular at weddings and formal events where gowns require smoothness through the torso.
Here is a longline style with great reviews at HerRoom: Carnival, Full Figure Camisole Longline Bra, 720, HerRoom.com
This slenderizing, longline bra is comfortable and generously sized for the full-figure woman. It slims the back and tummy with a wide bottom and has side boning to keep this bra in place.