Stylish Plus Size Dresses and Separates

New Cacique Commercial & Sport Bra

Apparently the Lane Bryant Cacique line has a major bra sale twice a year and the first one is now. They also have a short and sweet commercial to whet your appetite for their plus size bras and panties featuring Ashley Graham (of course) and a few other models:

The current promotion of buy two bras get two bras free runs to January 20th. Of all the bras in their new arrivals I am most excited about their Convertible Underwire Sport Bra — look how cute it is!

A black sport bra with neon circle design on the sides. From Lane Bryant.

And it looks like it is part of their two for two sale.

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Five Must Have Bras

There is a simple truth, fine undergarments make a woman happy. For decades plus size women were relegated to wearing ugly bras and boxy t-shirts for sleepwear but no more! is under the umbrella of J D Williams & Company Limited, and its sister sites (Simply Be, Heather Valley, Simply Yours, Fashion World, Fifty Plus etc.). Through this portal they are able to link shoppers to plus size friendly brands such as: Cleo, Curvy Kate, Eve, Glamorise, Gok Wan, Joe Browns, Naturally Close, Panache, Vanity Fair, and Wonder Bra.

There are five bras that every woman should work toward having in her plus size lingerie drawer.

The Balconette Bra

When it comes to my favorite style of choice, I would pick the balconette bra for a comfortable everyday bra. They give a great shape and lift and are usually “prettier” than your average bra. Most balconette style bra have padding all over the cup but there are some available with none at all.

plus size lingerie - balconette bra

The Plunge Bra

As the name suggests there is some plunging involved; right between the breasts. These bras are perfect for low cut blouses and dresses when you just do not feel like layering a camisole underneath and you do not want your bra to show.

plus size lingerie - plunge bra

The Push-Up Bra

You would not think a plus size woman would be interested in a push up bra but let’s face it. Gravity is not friendly to plus size breasts so sometimes a little push is needed to get them where we want them to go or if we really want to make our cleavage a focal point. You can get push-up bras that lift or you can get a demi-bra which lifts and pushes together. These padded bras generally come with removable pads to be inserted on the outer inside of the cup for added lift — most plus size women do not needed the little pads.

plus size lingerie - push up bra

The Sports Bra

This is probably the most important bra in any active woman’s drawer. No woman should be working out in a regular pretty bra, there is not enough support to manage the jarring motions of the many activities we participate in — even if you are only walking for exercise you should be wearing a sport bra. A good plus size sports bra brings in the breasts closer to the chest but still manages to offer some shaping. Most importantly when it is worn it does not loose its shape or support or restrict movement.

plus size lingerie - sports bra

The Strapless Bra

In the summer the strapless bra is a necessity of life with all the spaghetti straps, tube dresses and tops that make summer so much fun (not to mention cooler). Or even if you have a regular sleeved top with an open back (strapless tend to sit lower). Because women tend to have a little more to carry I think the best strapless bras offer more durability and better support with longer side and back panels.

plus size lingerie - strapless bra

Bras are an expensive investment but luckily there are many online avenues offering choices not available locally. If you are really on a budget, sign up for the newsletter of your favorite stores and watch for their online promotions. Gradually you will build up your lingerie drawer with the necessities of daily living.

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The Foundation is Important

Before we can think of increasing our activity we have to think about making sure everything stays in it’s place. Especially the girls. Junonia has one of the best sport bras to keep the girls of almost any active plus size woman in place. Unless of course you’re going bungee jumpy then there’s no guarantee.

The Goddess Sports Bra offers extra support to keep the ladies in place. If you are exceptionally endowed bear in mind that you are going to have some movement. Besides the extra support at the breast this bras has a moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties to decrease that damp feeling from sweat buildup. This bra is machine washable and as of this post is on sale for $29.97 (Reg: $49.95). It comes in sizes 38C – 48G and there are some triple Ds in there as well.

You should have a minimum of two work out bras and if you are a heavy sweater, regardless of microbial properties you should be cleaning them regularly. Having two makes it easier for one to be in the wash and the other to be in use.

While you’re there check out their other active wear which is on sale for the next two days.

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