Let’s be honest, plus size people having access to top notch, unique, form fitting lingerie that doesn’t look like your granny’s mumu is still new. I’ve heard people say lingerie has lost it’s “umph” but if you ask me; something that’s making me feel and look sexy can NEVER lose it’s umph.
Do you shop for plus size lingerie? Do you shop year round or just for special occasions? I think every plus size person should have at least 2-3 staple lingerie pieces that are their go to’s and that leave you feeling your best.
While there are quite a few retailers and brands that fashion plus size lingerie, today we thought to change things up a little bit and bring you a few independent lingerie designers who are really pushing the envelope with options for us who love to channel their inner sexy through plus size lingerie.
Here are 9 indie brands’ size inclusive lingerie that are understanding the assignment!
And for this roundup? We are talking about all of the pretty underthings… Plus size chemises, teddies, garters, and everything in between… you ready? Let’s do this!
Hips and Curves
Known affectionately as our plus size version of Victoria’s Secret, Hips and Curves is one of the oldest and trusted plus size lingerie boutiques and brands. Located in Southern California, Hips & Curves opened for business in 2000 (almost 20 years!) and has been going strong ever since!
They offer a secure, private and entertaining shopping experience while bringing you the latest and greatest in plus size lingerie styles, up through a size 6X in various styles! And with a slogan like #BeFullyYou, what else can we expect. Available up through a size 6X at HipsandCurves.com
Sisters Noelle Lee and Kali Taylor Ventresca are the creative minds behind one of our favorites, Impish Lee. Founded on Etsy, their company has evolved from a small handmade boutique lingerie line into a fully customizable intimate apparel brand.
Most recently, they launched the 2019 Impish Lee Lingerie Calendar, highlighting both their lingerie and the various shapes and ideals of beauty. Impish Lee prides themselves on being ethical and sustainable and providing intimate items for ALL sizes! Available up through a size 30 at ImpishLee.com
JBC Lingerie’s statement is “Size Does Not Dictate Sex Appeal” and honestly, I stan. JBC Lingerie, based in Australia, is a body positive lingerie label offering unique, sexy and comfortable handmade garments in styles that flatter different body types with the option of free custom fitting.
Don’t see your size? Send queries or measurements and they will create something especially for you, at no extra cost. Available up through a 2x WITH custom sizes available at NO COST at JBCLingerie.com
Monif C Plus Sizes
Monif C. is one of the leading indie plus size brands created by Black Caribbean women, Monif Clarke and Elaine Clarke. In 2019, Monif C. took a bold pivot from ready to wear clothing into lingerie and swim, ONLY. They have been slaying the game and helping us to all step our sexy up. Available up through a 3x at MonifC.com
SmartGlamour is NYC based “affordable, fashionable, and customizable ethical clothing line for people of all shapes, sizes, heights, ages, identities, and styles.” Every design is available in XXS to 15X and beyond. SmartGlamour is truly setting the standard on what size inclusivity looks like and should be.
With SmartGlamour, every item the offer can be customized to fit your body.Available up through a size 15X at SmartGlamour.com
Lace Chaps with Harness
Kelly’s Kloset is a Lingerie, Swimsuit, and Costumes brand championing #Sexy365 and #SexyAtAnySize. Their motto is we all have moments when we’re feeling uncomfortable in our skin, but that all changes when we slip into some sexy lingerie. Founded in 2012, by Kelly Thomas, Kelly’s Kloset is the largest Black owned lingerie, plus size eCommerce to exist! Kelly built this brand believing plus size women wanted and deserved lingerie line to make them feel beautiful. Available in sizes “One Size, Queen Size, and up to 4x at KellysKloset.net.
This is a customized and handmade line of swimwear, lingerie, and activewear. Since each item is made to your measurements, you are guaranteed a perfect fit!
Origami Customs designs for all bodies- offering people of any size, shape, age, ability and gender expression a safe and affordable way to have customized items that meet your individual needs.
Fashioned in Montreal, this Canadian brand offers plus size lingerie up through a size 5X! Available up through a 5X at OrigamiCustoms.com
Love, Vera Embroidered Floral Bra & Panty Set Lemon Verbena Curvy
This Black woman owned brand has helped to redefine what it means to be an indie lingerie brand and catering to plus sizes. With a diverse team of influencers, Love, Vera, founded by Vera Nicole, is a brand working towards closing the opportunity gap of Black women in fashion and is committed to raising the bar for inclusivity and representation. She celebrates all Black women believing their beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Available up to sizes 4X at ShopLoveVera.com
Uye Surana is a NYC based lingerie brand “where dreamy things are delicately made.” Paying attention to detail and fabrication, Uye Surana features high-quality materials including airy silks, easy mesh, and intricate lace. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted, often by the designer herself! Available up through a 3X at UyeSurana.com
I hope this list helps all my curvy babes to find any and every piece of lingerie for all occasions. While we can all agree there’s never enough designs and styles that cater to our bodies and are size inclusive, my hope is this list will be a great starting point for us all. Many of the indies pay attention to sizing and offer a wide variety of sizing… Did you see Smart Glamour’s 15X? That’s for sure a plus. *winks* There’s some indie brands here catering to our varying lifestyles, tastes, and budgets! I’m excited, are you?
These independent lingerie brands are challenging the norms and we are here for it.
Who needs Victoria’s Secret when we have a variety of designers and brands who design with our bodies in mind? And, it’s 2021, if you’re brand aint size inclusive – you’re late. I didn’t make the rules.
What do you think of these brands that we found? Have you shopped with any of these brands yet? Which are you most excited about trying? What brands did we miss?
We need to know, who are some of your favorite independent lingerie brands for plus size lingerie?
Want even more plus size lingerie?
Make sure you check out our Plus Size Designers and Retailers, The Plus Directory, and our other articles on Plus Size Lingerie!
Originally posted 2021-08-27 00:23:00.