I used to wear a size 5. I shopped at Victoria’s Secret. I wore silky, slinky panties under my jeans, and when I went to bed at night, I slipped into my red satin chemise (with matching panties, of course!).
Then I gained weight and went to a size 18. Suddenly, Victoria’s Secret was off-limits and I found myself walking on past to JCPenney’s for some cotton underwear, three to a pack. Hmm, those plain white cotton bras matched, so I bought some of those too. At night, a roomy scraggly matronly nightgown replaced the slinky chemise. Finding sexy plus size lingerie at that time just wasn’t a reality.
I don’t know how this happened to me, but I think it was a combination of sinking self-confidence, lower self-esteem and the lack of great stores offering selections of sexy plus size lingerie. Seriously, there was none to be found anywhere, except for a small corner at Lane Bryant – hardly a replacement for Victoria’s Secret.
I guess I had decided in the realms of my subconscious that because no one offered sexy plus size lingerie, perhaps I wasn’t meant to wear it.
Over the years, I have struggled with my weight, but the greater and more important struggle has been the one over my “size” esteem. As I gained greater confidence in myself as more than just a size, I started to go on the prowl for sexy plus size lingerie… and amazingly, some great stores offering amazing and sexy plus size lingerie began to appear all over the place, especially online.
Now we lucky larger ladies have so much to choose from. Sexy plus size lingerie abounds online, and I’ve had the time of my life sampling all the stores… not to mention my guy has been having the time of his life as well. You can find sexy plus size lingerie babydolls, nighties, gowns, bras, panties, costumes, garters, body stockings, bras, bridal lingerie, camisole sets, corsets, dresses, skirts, “fantasy hair”, garter belts, gowns and peignoirs, hosiery, leather, and thongs. Many famous lingerie stores now offer sexy plus size lingerie sections which are really impressive. Also, the standard plus size clothing stores have expanded their lines to include much need sexy plus size lingerie.
For me, it all began with a moment in my close one morning, slipping on another pair of big, white, plain “granny panties” when it hit me: I just couldn’t live one moment longer dressing like I was 85-years-old. I wanted to go back to the lingerie stores and fill up my closet with sexy plus size lingerie… so I through all of my old stuff out and jumped online with my credit card.
I haven’t looked back since, and I haven’t regretted losing those old granny panties for good. You won’t either!