Sexy Plus Size Lingerie Ideas

Updated April 17, 2017

Any plus-size woman knows finding well-fitting clothes can be challenging. Finding good-quality plus-size lingerie can be even more daunting. Now, with the increasing demand for clothing in sizes 16 and larger, the selection of sexy lingerie choices has grown. Curvy girls have lots of great options.

Bra and panty sets

There's nothing like a matching bra and panty set. Whether your preference is black lace or a splash of colour, you can find what you're looking for online.

Many plus-size women find that retro-inspired lingerie provides more flattering shapes and better coverage than modern day lingerie.

Glamour-girl styling, evocative of bombshells like Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth, can be found at sites like and Sizes range from 1x to 4x and band sizes to 44.

Racy stockings

It's hard to feel sexy while squeezing yourself into a pair of control-top pantyhose. Plus-size women can find stockings, tights and hose at This site offers seamed garter stockings, thigh-highs, ribbed and cabled wool tights. It also has a selection of opaque tights in prints and colours, which include paisley, leopard, fuchsia and forest green. Sizes range from small to 3XL. Queen sizes are available in Queen 1 and 2.

Bustiers, teddies and slips

Some of the most flattering lingerie items for larger women are bustiers, teddies and slips. Bustiers, also known as corsets, are designed to nip the waist and lift the bust, creating the classic hourglass figure. Though they can take a little extra time to get into, they are figure-flattering and look wonderful under a suit or with a jacket and wide-leg trousers or a pencil skirt. Teddies are a one-piece romper, usually in silk or a nylon blend. They provide full coverage of both the tummy and bottom in fabrics that skim the body. If you want to feel sexy without being overexposed, a long or short slip is a great option. Add a pair of heels and you'll may feel like a completely new woman.

Robes and nightgowns

Sleep may be the last thing on your mind when shopping for lingerie, but sometimes women of size just wants a pretty nightgown or pijama and matching robe. These can be found at and in chiffon, lace or nylon blends. Prices range from £32 to £52.

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About the Author

Kathleen Gasior has over five years of experience as an editor, reporter and columnist for a chain of weekly newspapers in Northern New Jersey including the "Warren Reporter," "Phillipsburg Free Press" and "Belvidere News." She has been writing for over 30 years. Gasior has a Bachelor of Social Work from Monmouth University and over 25 years field experience. Gasior is also trained in cosmetology.