As a plus-sized newlywed (ish—I got married last October), there’s one type of clothing I’m always on the lookout for: Fun and sexy lingerie. While sometimes it may seem like a challenge to find pieces that make you feel your best, with a little bit of time and confidence, you're bound to find plenty of things you love.
During the summer, the weather is warmer and sex drives are higher. If you’re a curvier lady, treat yourself to some colorful and sultry lingerie from one of the brands below. Below, eight brands that make some of the best plus-size lingerie on the market.
Torrid is one of my all-time favorite places to buy my clothes, and the brand has a special Torrid Curve line with dozens of lingerie options. Whether you’re into lacy bodysuits, tantalizing push-up bras, or soft, satiny robes, Torrid has choices for every type of body. This year, the brand took a page out of the Victoria’s Secret handbook and held a semi-annual sale in its stores. Don’t miss their Boudoir collection, which offer perfect options for your next session in bed with your partner. This bandeau babydoll from that collection leaves little to the imagination and shows just enough skin to make you feel extra sexy.
Size Range: 10-30, 38B-54DDD
Savage X Fenty
One of the best parts of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty brand is its size inclusivity. Only around since 2018, the brand is relatively new, but has always emphasized confidence and body positivity for all sizes, genders, and backgrounds. The brand's sweet and sexy Sweetheart Lace Thong Teddy is a particularly seductive piece, made from detailed floral lace fabric with underwire balconette cups and an ultra-high leg thong back. If you become a VIP or join the “Extra VIP” program, you get huge deals on items.
Size Range: XS-4X, 30A-46H
A tried-and-true brand since I basically started wearing bras, Lane Bryant’s Cacique intimates collection is a trusted place to find lingerie that fits well and makes you feel alluring too. Their Bridal Lingerie collection is marketed as everything you need to keep the honeymoon vibes alive.
Size Range: 12-36, 34B-54K
Bluebella creates the kind of lingerie pieces you want to wear outside of the bedroom. From the vibrant colors to unexpected strappy details, you're sure to find something that won't collect dust in your drawer.
Size Range: XXS-3X, 30A-40G
Are your partner and you into role playing? This site not only has affordable lingerie, swimwear, bras and panties, it has dozens of costumes, most under $100. Summery costumes for some fun in bed include Tinkerbell, a pirate, or Captain USA. Yandy’s mission is important: "To empower women and men to accept their sensuality in its physical, mental, emotional, and healthful facets.” They want to “normalize conversations about sexy pleasures and experiences for every body and initiate the role of lingerie in everyone’s personal story.”
Size Range: Small-4X
Lovehoney calls itself the “sexual happiness people,” and prides itself on making a fun, fulfilling sex life for all. With sizes up to 6X, there’s something for everyone. Plus-size bestsellers include a cheeky peek-a-boo bra and garter panties set and a personal favorite, a Boudoir Belle Cherry Push-up Basque Set. The red and black lace-up number gives off serious Moulin Rouge vibes.
Size Range: S-6X, 28A-40H
As it turns out, the online marketplace has tons of plus-size lingerie options. Sizes and quality may vary, but there's something for everyone, including cost-effective pieces like this Wdirara four-piece satin floral lace cami, shorts, bralette, and robe set. The pink and black is a fun color combo for sexy summer nights.
Size Range: XS-5X
The word Cosabella is Italian for “beautiful thing.” The brand was founded by husband and wife Valeria and Ugo Campello. The pretty, lacy, satiny pieces are made in Italy, and have been since 1983. Their designs are feminine and made to make women feel luscious and sexy in their most intimate moments, no matter what their body looks like. Best of all, their business is family-run. Their bralettes in extended sizes come in a rainbow of bright and playful colors.
Size Range: XS-3X, 28A-40H