Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Maximum Appeal

Being a plus size girl in Canada today does not mean you have to forego fashion and beauty. Slowly but surely the fashion industry is designing and producing more clothing and accessories for plus size women. Regardless of what shape or size you are, the undeniable fact is that the right underwear will make you look and feel better in your clothes.

FIT, FIT, FIT!! This is the key to rocking your plus size style. If your underwear isn’t doing you any favours then I can guarantee that whatever you put over the top of it will look less than great. You want to flatter and support your curves so consider the material as well as the cut when buying lingerie.

Bras: Different bras are good for different outfits and styles but every plus size girl should invest in at least three really good 3 part bras. The 3 part bra gives you lift, separation and control because the seams work to give you support (see this video to see how seams work). You don’t want to spoil your style with the dreaded quadra-boob that you get from a bad bra.

Underwear: High-waisted underwear has come a long way since the scary knickers your grandma used to wear. Using control fabrics mixed withsilks and cottons, these modern day shapers keep your curves smooth and supported so your silhouette is fantastic! When wearing a short or full brief choose one that has a tapered edge (i.e. gets thinner at the edges rather than a hard seam) this will prevent visible lines under your clothes.

Don’t let anyone tell you that curvy girls can’t wear thongs, but be sure to buy ones in seamless designs that don’t cut into you (the eternal trick for all women is to buy a size bigger than your dress size).

Microfiber is a plus size girl’s friend. It’s a supportive material that stretches with your movement keeping you comfortable and sleek. Microfiber is also great at keeping you cool as the breathable design wicks moisture away from your skin which prevents skin irritations. 

Plus size women tend to have weight fluctuations caused by water retention, periods and seasons. These fluctuations can equate to a whole band or cup size so make sure you keep an eye on your bust size. Once you get into the habit of doing this it’s not a big hassle and the benefits of being in the right bra are significant! You may find that you need a couple of bras in a bigger cup for the week you are on your period then return to your regular size. 

The best thing about being in the right lingerie is that you’ll revolutionize your wardrobe over night and discover you had a waist after all! If you want some tips on the best places in Canada to find plus size fashions and services then check out  and

Regardless of your size you can only ever look your most beautiful when you feel it. Your confidence radiates in your posture, smile and walk. Remember beauty is not defined by a dress size. People want to be around happy and confident people and getting your fabulous self into the right plus size lingerie will make you feel great! xx


  1. I used to be really down on my body and hate clothes shopping until I went and got a bra fitting. I totally think it makes a difference to how you look in your clothes. I was wearing a bra that was 6 inches too big in the band! Losing 6 inches instantly was pretty awesome!

  2. I love shopping for clothes but never really thought about my bras until a friend said my girls should be at least 2 inches higher up my body!! I'm going to try fitting myself because I hate dealing with the tiny bra fitting women at the department store!! Wish me luck :)