Stylish Plus Size Dresses and Separates

Plus Size Shortlettes Underwear

Another alternative to thigh rub is Under Summers. They offer pretty bicycle style short underwear in pretty fabrics with or without lace accents — they call them shortlettes (they are not shapewear!) They are pretty reasonably priced too, under $35. There are lots of options from solids colors to animal prints. And there are matching camisoles. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Two options for battling thigh from from Under Summers shortlettes.

The base layer shown in coral here comes in three other colors (turquoise, black, and silverfish). As does the print (zebra, brown leopard, and grey leopard). There is an excellent size range from XL to 6X. In the U.S. they offer free shipping for orders over $50, not sure if they ship to Canada yet or what the rate is (sent them an email and will update when I find out).

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* Get your plus size fancy bicycle short underwear from Under Summers

The Sexy Chemise

Sexy does not have to be over the top. It can be elegantly simple. While Hips & Curves has items with the main focus of exposing your derriere they also have items for those of us who are more reserved. Case in point, the sexy chemise which come in a multitude of styles and colors for many personalities and tastes. Here are five of my favorite (and they are all under $40):

My favorite plus size chemises from Hips and Curves.

From left to right:

  • Lace Cup Printed Babydoll, $33
  • Mon Cheri Mesh Chemise, $37
  • Sinfully Sweet Georgette Babydoll, $30
  • Floral Mesh Babydoll, $35
  • Lacy Trim Chemise and Thong (I actually have this one and it’s one of my favorites — not the thong), $30

These sexy chemises are flirty, fun, and are adorable enough to wear even if you are alone.

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* Get your plus size chemise from Hips & Curves

Highback Underbust Corset

Sure it is from a lingerie site, sure it looks good with lace, and garters, and school girl costumes but it also looks great over a t-shirt or blouse with jeans or dress pants. This black highback underbust corset is 100% polyester and sold in sizes 1x to 6x for $59.95 at Hips & Curves. There is no real boning in it which is typical of the price and it also makes it easier for the average person to wear it more like a top all day than a piece of lingerie worn for shorter duration.

This black corset from Hips and Curves goes all the way up the back in a racerback style with strings up the middle and curves under the breasts in the front. Perfect for layering over tops.

Since X sizing is duo sizing I would go with a size up if you are on the higher end of the duo size. Although the upside with this piece is that there are strings in the back to make it a little forgiving. Read their sizing information before ordering and beware that it is different for everything they carry. It you want specific advice about sizing email them first.

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* Get your highback underbust corset from Hips and Curves

Chemise and Robe

Kathie Lee & Hoda had a feature on winter lingerie on the Today Show this week which included two pieces from my favorite plus size lingerie shop Hips & Curves. While they were paired together on the show they are not a set. These would definitely make a great gift for Christmas, birthday, or Valentine’s (it’s never too early to think about it). Here is a short video clip from the Today Show:

The pieces featured include the Soft & Comfy Lace Trim Chemise which is only $36.95. It is available in six colors: charcoal, plum, red, white, magenta, and turquoise.

Six colors of plus size chemises from Hips and Curves.

There are no fabric details but it looks cotton jerseyish. Hopefully it will be thicker than the Cotton Lace Trim Chemise with Side Slits I picked up a few months ago. It is really cute though with its little skirt ruffles.

The Soft & Comfy Robe only comes in black and is $49.95, again no material details but looks cotton jerseyish. Both the Chemise and the Robe are available in sizes 1x to 6x.

Short black robe from Hips and Curves.

Is something like this warm enough for you in the winter or do you need something a little more substantial for winter sleeping?

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* Get your plus size chemise from Hips and Curves
* Get your plus size short robe from Hips and Curves

Elomi Longline Bra

Longline bras are not for every plus size body. If your lumps and bumps are not in the right place they can easily roll up on you if move the wrong way — leaving for constant readjustment and discomfort. If you carry most of your weight in your lower waist then you are more likely to love these bras. I especially like this Elomi one on Ashley Graham from Full Beauty. It has a great size range too.

Floral print Elomi longline bra from Full Beauty.

There is a vintage appeal I think to longline bras. How about you, do you like them or not?

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* Get your Elomi Longline bra from Full Beauty

Comfy but Sexy Sleepwear

Hips and Curves is not all about sexy chemises and corsets. They have some casual and comfy pieces that have some sexy features too. One of my favorites is their cotton tank dress. It comes in sizes 1x to 5x for $33 and four colors options: black, grey, plum, and red. My favorite is the power purple.

This plus size purple tank dress is from Hips and Curves sleepwear section.

It is a simple looking tank top dress from the front but turn it around and there is a splash of pretty lace on the back! I like the racer back style too.

The lacy back of tank dress from Hips and Curves.

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* Get your plus size casual sleepwear from Hips and Curves

Perfect T-Shirt Bra

Addition-Elle has come out with the latest version of their Perfect T-shirt Bra. It is listed as “off white” but looks like a pretty baby blue. It also comes in black. Sizes offered are 38B to 44DDD (and there is a G and H option sold separately). They are pretty pricey at $54.99 but are currently on for buy one get one 40% off — so about $22 off.

Plus size satin t-shirt bra from Addition-Elle.

T-shirt bras are not just for t-shirts, they are great under fine knit sweaters too.

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* Get your plus size bras from Addition-Elle
* Other places to shop for plus size bras

Going Plum

When I was over at Plus Side Plum I found myself falling for everything purple. Purple lace, purple satin, purple ribbon, purple ruffles. Purple is considered a power color you know. Here are a few favorites:

Plus size lingerie options from Plus Size Plum.

From left to right:

  • Beautiful 3 Piece Peignoir Set with stretch lace bodice, $72
  • Paisley Lace-up Bustier, $32
  • Flocked Dot Babydoll with lavender ruffled hem, $30
  • Finally-Your Dream Babydoll, $32
  • Stretch Lace and Net babydoll , $38

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* Get your plus size lingerie from Plus Size Plum

Wrapped in Cheri

Oh Cheri’s website has a little voom here, and a little voom there, everywhere a voom voom. Or if you prefer, vavoom. Silliness aside here are a few of my favorite plus size lingerie picks from Oh Cheri’s plus size offerings.

Plus size lingerie from OhCheri


  • Red Plus Size Corset with Fringe,$49.95
  • Lace Bandeau Short Nightgown, $33.95
  • Leopard Plus Size Babydoll Lingerie, $39.95
  • Plus Size Ruffle Chemise, $36.95
  • Pink Plus Size Chemise with Fringe, $38.95

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* Get your plus size lingerie from Oh Cheri!

Low-Key but Sexy

I find that Lane Bryant’s lingerie selections offer a lower key style than the online lingerie shops. Don’t get me wrong, I still think they are sexy offerings but they are just a different kind of sexy. Many of their options could be worn any night of the week and not just on “special occasions”. Here are a few of my favorite low-key plus size lingerie items:

Plus size lingerie from Lane Bryant.

From left to right:

  • Polka dot camidoll set, $42.95
  • Chiffon babydoll & panty set, $49.95
  • Beautiful ruffled cheeky panty, $18
  • Ruffled cami & boyshort set, $42.95
  • Polka dot corset, $64.50

Which do you prefer, solids or prints?

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* Get your plus size lingerie from Lane Bryant

Red Hot Curves

When it comes to plus size lingerie, Hips and Curves seems to focus on the finer details, the lines, the peek-a-book, the lace, the bows. And they do a good job of it. Around Valentine’s day they really know how to highlight the red hot curves of a plus size woman. Here are a few of my favorite red pieces of lingerie to help you explore your inner (and outer) hotness:

Plus size lingerie from Hips and Curves.

  • Lace Halter Tie Cup Bralette and Thong Set, $29.95
  • Scoop Neck Lace Chemise with Bow Back, $34.95
  • Jacquard Halter Corset, $49.95
  • Sexy Halter Long Gown with Tie Cups, $49.95
  • Strappy Lace Cup Plus Size Chemise, $44.95

I’m curious, do you think Valentine’s day lingerie needs to be red or is any color a go?

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* Get your plus size lingerie from Hips and Curves

Always for Me Sweets

Always for me is ready for Valentine’s day every day of the week, 365 days of the year. Here are a few of my favorites currently available on their site which offers sizes 1x to 4x (not all sizes in all styles but pretty close).

Plus size lingerie from Always for Me.

From left to right:

  • Retro Ruched Halter Dress Style, $59
  • Stretch Mesh Babydoll in Turquoise, $39
  • Pleated Chiffon Babydoll in Purple, $39
  • Stretch Satin & Scallop Lace Chemise in Red, $59
  • Microfiber & Mesh Garter Slip, $49

It is just coincidence that two of the items are being worn by one of my favorite models — Danielle Line

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* Get your plus size lingerie from Always for Me
* Check out Danielle Line’s official website

Fit For Me Bra and Panty Giveaway

This month’s giveaway is sponsored by Fruit of the Loom and All You Magazine. One lucky winner will receive their choice of bra and panty from Fruit of the Loom’s Fit for Me collection.

If you are not familiar with this plus size intimates line:

“Work every angle of your curves in the Fit for Me collection of stylish, colorful, and comfortable intimates. Available in a variety of colors, patterns, and silhouettes, this collection is designed exclusively for full figures. Check out for more information on Fit For Me’s briefs, boy shorts, hi-cuts and bras.”

Fit for Me Bras and Panties from Fruit of the Loom

Prize Details:

  • One reader will get their choice of a bra and panty set by Fruit of the Loom.

How to Enter:

For this giveaway there is the option of one to ten entries plus a daily tweet bonus entry per person! To get all entries you must follow the directions for the Rafflecopter widget below, the first entry is the most important so read closely. If you have any problems using the Rafflecopter please email me via the contact form on this blog (or Tweet me) so I can check on it.

This giveaway closes on March 1st, 2013 at midnight. The lucky winners will be chosen from the entries at random, using Rafflecopter withing three days of closing date. There will be 1 winner. This giveaway is sponsored by Fruit of the Loom / All You Magazine and I will be confirming the email and mailing address of the winners (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is open to persons 18 years and older living in the United States. Void where prohibited by law. The winners will have ONE week to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.

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