Tuesday, 3 October 2017

My Best Plus Size Underwear Buying Tips


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If you want to look and feel good, wearing the right underwear is essential. It really is worth investing in some good quality underwear.
In the past, buying plus size lingerie was really difficult. Very few shops sold bras and underwear that were suitable for the curvier woman. Today, retailers like Simply Be have solved that problem. They sell a huge range, in sizes 36 to 50. Their bras go all the way up to cup size G+ and to a back size of 58.
However, there are a few things you need to bear in mind when you go shopping for plus size lingerie. Not everything plus size retailers sell is automatically going to work for you.

Consider Comfort-Not Just Looks

My first tip is to buy what you like and feel comfortable wearing. It is nice to own underwear sets that look pretty , but the bulk of your bras and knickers need to be practical and comfortable for you to wear. If the lace feels scratchy or the cute bows on the straps dig in on first try, imagine how they will feel after a few hours wear.

Avoid buying sets

Most women are not a uniform shape. The majority of us need different size bras and knickers. Therefore, buying a set is often not a good idea. Fortunately, most retailers realize this so now sell everything as separates.

Think About The Clothes You Normally Wear



It is also important to think about the style of clothes you are likely to be wearing over the coming few months. For example, if you like to wear fitted tops in light fabrics, lace can look lumpy. If you are looking for bras to wear with V neck sweaters as we go into autumn, buy bras with a slight plunge detail.

Adequate Support

When it comes to buying bras, you really need to make sure that it offers adequate support. It is not enough to simply try it on in front of the mirror. You need to adjust the straps then go through the full range of motion to make sure that your bra stays in place and supports you properly.

Quality matters
Always spend as much as you can afford. I absolutely love a bargain but when it comes to bras, buying the cheapest you can find can turn out to be a false economy. Even if you only have a few good quality bras instead of lots of cheaper sets, invest in your chest!

Read the care instructions

If you are not the sort of person that has the time to wash their underwear by hand (I sure as heck don't)  make sure you buy only machine washable pants, bras and suspenders. Also, check how they need to be dried. This is particularly important if you have to rely on tumble drying during the winter months. It would be a shame to spend a lot of money on your lingerie for them to get ruined when you put them in the washing machine.

How to measure yourself for Bras
Before you actually go shopping take the time to measure yourself properly. There are several ways to do it, which you can learn about here. Even if you only measured yourself a few months ago, it is wise to do it again. It is surprising just how fast the shape of your body can change, especially if you lose or put on a bit of weight or start to walk or exercise more. Also check out blogs such as Fuller Figure, Fuller Bust where you can get great advice and see underwear reviewed by plus size women passionate about women wearing the right bras.

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