11 Plus Size Lingerie Sets That Are Perfect For Spring And Summer And Won't Break The Bank

Speaking as a woman with an F cup bust, I know how hard it can be to find beautiful plus size lingerie for summer that is both sexy and affordable — the struggle is real. So much of what is on offer in the way of lingerie for plus-size women is dark or frumpy or downright ugly. As far as I can tell, there is no real reason for this, though. Yes, larger breasts require more support; but that in no way means that they don't deserve to be dressed as beautifully as their less ample sisters. (I'm talking to you, Jamelia.)

I dream of a day when I can walk into any lingerie store and find that, A: They offer a wide range of sizes, including mine, across their entire range. And B: That they stock the full range in every store.

A few days ago, I was out shopping and I noticed that my bra felt quite uncomfortable. I quickly realized that the wire in my right cup had broken out of the fabric along the bottom, and was rubbing against the skin underneath my breast. It hurt and I had quite a lot of things left to do before I could go home, so I went in search of an inexpensive replacement to get me through the day.

I visited the store where I bought the bra I was already wearing. Knowing that it did indeed offer a relatively wide range of sizes in some really beautiful designs, this felt like a safe bet. I found several bras I liked and that were, according to the tags on them, available in my size. But I could not find a single one on the rack that would fit me! Eventually, I asked a sales assistant for help, but she informed me that although they do offer my size, it is not stocked in their stores. I could order one online or have it delivered to my home or to the shop. But I needed a bra there and then! And to be told that my size was basically not worth making space for in-store was nothing short of frustrating.

So my search continues, but in the meantime I have browsed the Internet for gorgeous lingerie for my fuller-figured sisters and I to fawn over.

by Sarah Martindale

Bright And Bold

This orange floral set is bright and cheerful, just what summer is all about.

Freya Firecracker Underwired Balcony Plunge Bra Set, $76,

Mint Ice Cream

Prefer pastel shades to bolder tones? Mint is a stunning hue that compliments every skin tone.

ASOS FULLER BUST Grace Applique Underwire Bra and Panties, $51,

Blush By Name, Blush By Nature

I am absolutely in love with this set: It is elegant, understated, and personally I would feel incredibly sexy wearing it. My wish list grows ever longer.

Lulu Tout Juliette Italian Lace Underwired Bra Set, $65,

A Rose Between Two Thorns

If pastels don’t do it for you but you love classic prints, this is the one for you.

Coquette Plus Size Rose Print Sheer Chiffon Chemise, $40,

Frolicking In A Meadow

The combination of blues and coral in this set from Fantasie is sublime.

Fantasie Laura Underwired Bra With Side Support Set, $80,

Life's A Bed Of Roses

Sticking with florals, this babydoll is simultaneously sweet and sexy.

Fantasy Curve Plus Size Push Up Sheer Babydoll Set, $40,

Fun With Fuschia

OK, so this one will leave a slightly bigger hole in your wallet than the others, but look how pretty it is! Another one for the wish list me thinks.

Panache Jasmine Balconette Bra Set, $93,

Sleeping Beauty

While some of us prefer to sleep in our birthday suits during the hotter summer months, others prefer to wear a little something something. It doesn’t get much better than this little something from Bluebella.

Bluebella Anais Cami & Shorts, $55,

Classic Lace

This simple yet sensual lace chemise is an old favorite and completely embodies the “barely there” aesthetic.

Seven Til Midnight Plus Size Sexy Lace Chemise and Thong Set, $35,

Let Me Be Your Teddy

This gorgeous satin and lace teddy from Hips & Curves is just perfection. They are available in a wide range of colors and sizes and everyone should own one.

Lace Trim Satin Plus Size Teddy, $40,

A Hint Of Mint

Last but absolutely not least, this gorgeous set is subtle, understated, and utterly beautiful. I dare you not to feel amazing wearing it.

Just Peachy By Eva Lace Non Padded Balconette Bra (DD-G), $50,