What is it about plus size lingerie that makes you feel… fabulous? Whether you are wearing it for yourself or for bae, strutting around in something lacy hits differently, don’t it? Ever since I was a little girl, I always admired how my Mum loved to invest in frilly, fancy lingerie for herself. As an adult, I wish I could say I followed suit but I didn’t. It wasn’t until recently watching a Korean drama that the concept even sprang to mind. Who knew that “A-Ha!” moments could come from K dramas? Not I!
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In the drama, “One More Happy Ending“, the main character Han Mi-Mo had a whole closet dedicated to her lingerie. I remember watching that and thinking, “How cool is THAT?!?“. And I made the vow for 2022 that I would invest in some lingerie pieces. Just for me and because it would make me feel fun, flirty and deliriously feminine. Perhaps eventually, I will work my way up to having a dedicated closet just like Mi-Mo!
But my sudden and enthusiastic declaration made me wonder if there were other plus size fashionistas out there that are interested in splurging on luxurious lingerie pieces, too! I can’t be the only newbie out there! So I decided to go to a bonafide expert on the subject of all things Lingerie – Cora Harrington, The Lingerie Addict!
While not being plus sized, Cora is definitely knowledgeable about lingerie, lingerie brands big and small, and what to look for when shopping! She spills the tea frequently on her website The Lingerie Addict, and there is no type of lingerie she hasn’t written about. Snake themed? There’s a post for that! Pin up inspired lingerie? There’s a post for that!
So you see why I felt it necessary to go to her and get the tips on building a fantastic plus size lingerie collection! And luckily for us, she was more than happy to share the knowledge!!
Plus Lingerie 101
What’s a rule of thumb to take into consideration when shopping for plus size lingerie?
There are so many! But I’ll try to limit my answer to just 2. The first is that, due to the various complexities of…