In a market that can seem to consist of fast fashion brands selling lingerie for as cheap as $5, while higher-end designers sell lingerie as expensive as $400 per panty, finding accessible plus size lingerie can be a challenge. But with a little research as well as a conscious effort to support independent designers and brands, the plus size lingerie market isn't as difficult to navigate as you might think.
Sure, you're probably not getting the experience of running into a store on your way home from work and purchasing something for that evening. But the suspense of awaiting delivery, as well as choosing the perfect item, can be both an intimate and exciting experience.
So whether you're just purchasing a little something something to make yourself feel more special as you do the dishes, you're hoping to titillate the boo in your life, or you just want to get a really good Instagram selfie, hopefully there's something in this weird and wonderful list of affordable but stylish plus lingerie that tickles your fancy.
If not, these brands have plenty of amazing items on sale for your perusal and they're totally worth checking out if you want to find your own favorite pieces. The following 15 are my personal must-haves.
This pretty coral number is also available in black for all you goth babes out there. With an open cup and a lace-up back, this Australian teddy doesn't leave much to the imagination.
By going up in cup sizes as well as using an underwire, this babydoll will be perfect for keeping your cleavage up and out. (If that's what you're looking for, of course.)
The feather trim and the rhinestone heart on this babydoll make it the ideal amount of trashy kitsch.
4. All Tied Up
With a matching bra available, this candy-colored set is too sweet not to wear.
5. Ice Queen
This pretty lace number is made even prettier by coming in this gorgeous ice blue hue.
This more casual piece of lingerie is the kind of thing that you can actually wear to bed and potter about the house in — instead of just buying it and wearing it for sex's sake.
This independent Australian brand deserves all your money for being cool anyway, but its awesome designs help make the sales a little easier.
Whether to go over the top in pairing with some other gorgeous lingerie, or to wear absolutely nothing underneath it, this robe is a vampy dream and worth some extra splurging.
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Pretend you're a member of Moulin Rouge with this beautiful sequined corset.
Wearing red is always inherently sexual, don't you think?
This airy fairy number is perfect for staying comfortable and sexy this summer.
12. A Simple Set
This is something to change into after a date — while your date is still there, duh — and pretend it's just your normal pajamas. Oh, these old things? I never even realized they could be sexy.
With a ridiculous amount of sheer fabric, this robe is totally customizable to your own needs — or lack thereof. As put on the website, "Long Grecian front wraps and ties behind the neck, around the torso, or at the waist for as much or as little support as you want."
The heavily loaded innocence implied by this babydoll can be incredibly sensual, too.
15. Something Sweet
This navy and lace piece is a bit more traditional, but nonetheless beautiful.
If I had an endless amount of money and an endless amount of sexual partners — hey, a girl can dream — then I would purchase every item on this list. Although being confident and sexy while naked is a huge milestone in a person's life, having a wide array of lingerie can only enhance what the universe gave you, right?
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