for men buying plus size lingerie as a gift or present
man searching for advice on lingerie can find a lot of websites
giving 'their angle' - from retailers pushing their particular product,
to websites for gays or transvestites, and it can get confusing.
This page will help you to make your lingerie shopping experience
There are good reasons why we think you are making the right choice
in buying lingerie.
1) It lasts
2) It shows that you have taken some thought over the present
3) It shows that you find your partner attractive, and that you
like the idea of her in pretty (sexy) things.
4)It doesn't make your partner put on weight!
For those of you who are experienced in buying lingerie, you will
know that it is impossible to guess sizes, and that guessing leads
to wrong sizes. If you don't want to ask, there are subtle ways
of checking bra and knicker size.
We would suggest you check the lingerie drawer when she isn't around.
( or, if all else fails, the laundry basket )
Always try to pick a favourite bra that she wears often. Look at
the information label for her size. There is always a number followed
by a letter e.g. 36C. The number refers to her back size and the
letter refers to the cup size.
Knickers will state either L, XL, XXL, XXXL or may be in the sizes
16, 18, 20, 22, 24 etc. Once you have this information to hand,
start shopping. If you come across a type of bra or garment that
you are not familiar with, or you do not know what style to buy,
just check out the definitions below. It's as easy as that!
Our "suitable gift" recommendations for plus size lingerie
are in RED
Babydoll; - a loose fitting, short
nightgown or negligee intended as nightwear. The garment is often
trimmed with lace, ruffles , bows and ribbons, optionally with spaghetti
straps. Sometimes it is made of sheer or translucent fabric like
nylon or chiffon or silk. A good gift if you are unsure of your
partners exact size.
Basque; - A bra with a long fitted
body that may be boned. Often with suspenders attached, this is
suitable for most breast sizes. Needs to be the correct size !
Body; - All in one bra and knickers.
Bodystocking; - Similar to a leotard
or a catsuit. It usually has long legs, but it may have long, short,
or no sleeves. It is usually made from a sheer fabric similar to
those used for stockings and tights, or from fishnet material.
Many consider bodystockings to be very erotic garments.
Bodysuit; - Leotard-like , sometimes used to provide support and
shaping, sometimes simply as a top that cannot become untucked from
one's trousers or skirt. It usually has snaps at the crotch.
Briefs; - Not like it sounds. These knickers cover all of the bum!
Bustier; - Usually strapless, this
is an elongated bra designed to give the breasts lift. More suitable
for average and larger breast sizes.
Cami or camisole; - A tight, sleeveless undergarment. In contrast
to a loose-fitting babydoll
Corselet; - A bra, girdle and panty all in one sometimes with laces
in front or back.
Crotchless lingerie; - Has an opening between the legs. This, of
course, allows for sex-play without having to remove your present.
Garter; - Garters are for holding stockings in place but should
really be used with a suspender belt or worn with hold up stockings.
'Hipster' Shorts/Thongs; - Low riding knickers for wearing with
hipster jeans or trousers.
Liquid Filled or Gel Bra; - These bras have added pockets containing
liquid to give smaller breasts lift and padding.
Merry Widow; - A short, strapless corset with half-cups for the
breasts and long garters. It refers to a corselette bra in the US.
Peek-a-boo bras; - Have holes at the nipples
Peignoir; - A long robe for women usually
sheer and made of chiffon .
Plunge Bra; - Gives an appearance of extra cleavage by pushing the
breasts together from the sides.
Push Up Bra; - Similar to the plunge bra but pushes the bust up.
Soft Bra; - Soft bras have no padding or wires and are only really
suitable for plus size women with small breast sizes.
Strapless Bra; - Bras designed to be worn under
strapless dresses or tops. Suitable for most sizes.
Suspenders; - A belt used for holding stockings in place.
Tanga; - These knickers are cut high at the side to promote the
image of long legs and have a thong back.
Teddy - A type of lingerie that can be a combination of shirt and
Thong/G-String/T-String ; - Knickers that only have a small piece
of fabric at the back, and a smaller piece at the front. G-Strings
sit higher on the hips that T-Strings, so it's 'T's for hipster
jeans, but 'G's to avoid a Visible Panty Line when wearing a sleek
dress or any smooth fabric that would show the outline of the pants
or knickers underneath.
T-Shirt Bra; - Designed to wear under t-shirts to give a seamless
image. Only some manufacturers provide for larger sizes.
Underwired Bra; - The underwire gives extra support and shape to
the bust. Suitable for average and larger breast sizes, but make
sure that the bra is the correct back size ( not too small ) or
it is almost impossibly uncomfortable to wear.