Okay, let’s face it… lingerie shopping can be tough for anyone. However, when you’re curvy, it can be especially tough. I mean, come on, is it a crime for us curvier women to want to look sexy without looking trashy? While we have a couple fantastic lingerie stores in Saratoga, it leaves something to be desired for those of us who wear over size 18. Don’t fret, though, because not all is lost! I’ve put together a list of some fantastic plus size lingerie retailers for you!
When it came to planning my wardrobe for my boudoir photo shoot, I had 4 months to plan. This would’ve been a BREEZE if I had physical stores that I could go and try things on. Unfortunately, that was not the case. I had one store that I could go to and try things on… if they had what I wanted in my size. Aside from that, I did A LOT of size guide inspecting, review reading, and purchasing of things that I hoped would fit. Thankfully, online retailers these days make the process of returning items pretty stress-free.
First on my list is Lane Bryant. What I love about Lane Bryant is that there are physical stores in the area that we can visit. Now, they don’t always have the items in-store that they do online, but you’re able to ship your online orders to the store for FREE and make returns there as well.
Lane Bryant has certainly stepped up their game when it comes to super-sexy plus size lingerie. Not only do they carry an assortment of gorgeous caged and balconette lace bras (and matching panties!), but they also have been carrying some fantastic chemises and bodysuits. The above options are a couple of my favorites that are available on their website. I love the babydoll on the left for its caged top and beautiful lace detail. As for the bodysuit on the right, don’t let it scare you! Contrary to what you may think, lingerie pieces that are a little more fitting to your form are more flattering… trust me! Plus, the eyelash lace detail is so delicate and great for those detailed cleavage shots!
HipsandCurves.com – Lingerie For Women With Curves is probably my Go-To online retailer for plus size lingerie. They have beautiful lingerie options that range from sweet to racy! I personally have the chemise on the left (available on their website in multiple colors) and I’m convinced that if it’s flattering on me, then it’ll be flattering on ANY body. Some of my favorite images from my own boudoir shoot are of the ones with me wearing this particular piece!
Another great thing about Hips & Curves is that they carry a variety of stockings that are perfect for your boudoir shoot… both in Regular and Petite lengths! My favorite are the black stockings with nude lace tops… super-sexy!
Lastly, Dita Von Teese has recently released her lingerie line at Bare Necessities. While her plus size lingerie line is limited in styles (compared to what she has made available to women who are not plus size), what she does offer is absolutely STUNNING. Get the whole Man Catcher ensemble pictured above for under $200!
Obviously, this is not a definitive list of great plus size lingerie retailers… I’d be sitting here for days if I attempted to compile a list of my favorites! If you’re a plus size woman that is considering a boudoir session with me at Cheeky Boudoir here in Ballston Spa, NY, please don’t hesitate to contact me for more suggestions! At our consult, we can chat about specific vendors and lingerie pieces that would flatter your body for my camera!
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