Curvy Briefs


Curvy Kate Maya print swimwear on Lingerie Briefs

If there is one thing that I think many curvy women have in common, it’s a fear of actually getting their swimwear wet. Unlike bras, ill-fitting swimwear can go bad in so many ways once it actually hits the water. For many years, buying swimwear that was too big in the band to accommodate your cup size was the norm, which made actually swimming in it fairly impractical. Ever had your top slip back off over your head when you dive under a wave in the ocean? What about fabrics that go totally limp when wet (which is usually when your breasts fall out the top due to lack of support)?

Curvy Kate High Voltage plunge tankini on Lingerie Briefs

Curvy Kate was at the forefront of fashionable full-bust and plus-size bras, so it’s no surprise that their swimwear is ahead of the pack as well. Their youthful take on prints and patterns have transferred over … ...Read more


The Truth is in The Numbers!

fit Fully Yours Serena Bra and panty on Lingerie Briefs

About a year ago, I started hearing about a little known lingerie company that was making waves in small boutiques: Fit Fully Yours. Boutique owners would bring it in on a recommendation from someone else and almost immediately sell out. They would then re-order and find that the struggle was keeping up with demand rather than selling bras. When Fit Fully Yours came up in my conversations with Ellen, I realized that not only would I get to learn more about them but I might get to try one of these mythical bras for myself…… ...Read more


Charnos Lingerie Sienna Bra to a J cup on Lingerie Briefs

The plus-size lingerie marketed can sometimes feel like it’s dominated by the major players, so it’s fun to occasionally reintroduce ourselves to the plethora of options out there. Charnos Lingerie was one of the first brands that I tried when I was trying to figure out my real lingerie size. I remember liking them a lot, but as I realized I was larger than a G cup I moved on to other brands that get more press. I spent this week wearing a gorgeous Charnos bra in my real size and thinking about how much more I could appreciate it nearly 10 years later. While I liked Charnos bras when I was younger, I couldn’t have articulated the reasons why if someone had asked me. Age and lots of years of knowledge allowed me to see the strengths of Charnos in a new and more technical way, … ...Read more


Elomi Sachi strappy plunge bra on Lingerie Briefs

I was going through my Instagram feed the other day when I saw a post by a local friend lamenting the lack of standard bras. “What do you do with all the extra straps? How do you get into them?” she asked. In many ways, I sympathize with her. I try a lot of bras for work and I have been the person consulting promotional images trying to figure out how to get into a five strap bra without choking myself – it’s not fun. I also remembered all the times I have worn my Sachi out with its visible straps and gotten compliments on my dress or my shirt, since most people don’t realize that the two aren’t connected. Not all strappy bras are built alike, so today I’m going to talk about why the Sachi is the perfect strappy bra for those of us who … ...Read more


Jenny Rieu collaboration with Dita Von Teese Lingerie & Marjolaine through Glamuse on Lingerie BriefsJenny Rieu collaboration with Dita Von Teese Lingerie & Marjolaine through Glamuse

On the surface, Jenny Rieu and I don’t have a ton in common. However, as I worked with her on this column this month I began to see that she felt the same way I frequently feel: that working in the lingerie industry had forced her to confront and come to love her body in a way that might not have happened otherwise. Working in the lingerie industry when you’re plus-size can be tough, but it can also be enlightening and powerful – at the very least, it means that you confront ideas about size and clothing access on a daily basis. Jenny is more than a model: her thoughts about the industry and lingerie as a whole reveal a woman who has thought deeply about the issues surrounding diversity and body positivity in the … ...Read more

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