Nutcracker Sweets Act III: 5 Holiday Picks for Fuller Figures

More festive lingerie, holiday-or-otherwise!  Today’s picks are for customers shopping in the full-figure market.  For purposes of this post, I’ve chosen items available in at least band sizes 36-42 and at least DD cups, although some of the options are available in additional sizes.

Oh.  Yeah, actually, my first pick isn’t even bra-sized.  Yikes.  Sorry about that.  But it’s so pretty!  Blue-and-Black gets me every time.

Satin and Chopper Bar Lace Chemise in Blue and Black (also in Pink and Black).  $55.90 from Hips and Curves.  Sizes 1X-3X.

Satin and Chopper Bar Lace Chemise in Blue and Black (also in Pink and Black). $55.90 from Hips and Curves. Sizes 1X-3X.

The rear view is super, super sassy, although we can all see that the bra part fits terribly, since the back is riding up, but we are also not judging, on account of sassiness.

HELLO, Lovers.

HELLO, Lover.

This is next one is such a sweet, delicate bra in an unusual and pretty pale pink/mink colorway.  I’ve arbitrarily been assigning one set per post a variation from the Nutcracker, and this one (a steal at just $30.00!) belongs to the Marzipan Shepherdesses, hands-down.

Amour Bra in Mink-Pink by Pour Moi?  available in sizes 30-44 D-G (UK).  Matching short available in sizes 08-20 (UK)

Amour Bra in Mink-Pink by Pour Moi? available in sizes 30-44 D-G (UK), $30.00. Matching short available in sizes 08-22 (UK), $15.00.

As I learned delightedly in my office building’s elevator the other day, Pantone’s color of the year for 2013 is emerald green.  Green is really having a moment in the lingerie world, and I love the deep, sophisticated hue Goddess brings to their smooth Keira style.  Emerald is available as both a soft cup and a bandless wired bra, and other colors are available in a longline-soft-cup style (black) and a nursing bra (beige).

"Keira" Soft Cup Wire-Free Bra in Emerald by Goddess (Also available in other colors and as a wired bra).  Sizes 34-46 DD-N (US Sizing).

“Keira” Soft Cup Wire-Free Bra in Emerald by Goddess (Also available in other colors and as a wired bra). Sizes 34-56 B-H (US Sizing), about $45-50; banded/wired bra sizes 34-46 DD-N.  Why no matching knickers, Goddess?  I direct interested parties to Knickerocker on Etsy instead.

I love this next bra’s embroidery!  I think if someone said to me “oh yeah, a black bra with red and gold embroidery, no really, I swear it’s not frumpy”, I’d be all “psh, prove it.”  And then Elomi would prove it, with an elegant, regal bra, thusly:

"Cleo" Bandless Bra by Elomi.  Available in Beige, Black, and Charcoal.  Sizes vary from color to color; generally 34-48 D-G (UK).  $54.00.  Matching brief sizes M-4XL, $28.00.

“Cleo” Bandless Bra by Elomi. Available in Beige, Black, and Charcoal. Sizes vary from color to color; generally 34-48 D-G (UK). $54.00. Matching brief sizes M-4XL, $28.00.

Finally, is your party dress strapless?  Check out this beautiful basque with removable straps by Pour Moi?:

Pour Moi? "Amour" basque, with removable straps and suspenders in black/pink.  32-44 B-F.  $52.50.  Matching thong and shortie available to size 18 (UK), $12-15

Pour Moi? “Amour” basque, with removable straps and suspenders in black/pink. 32-44 B-F. $52.50. Matching thong and shortie available to size 18 (UK), $12-15

Oh what the heck, a bonus round, since the first chemise isn’t bra sized:

"Maggie" Babydoll by Elomi.  Available in black, sizes 36-42 F-GG (UK).  $86.00.  Matching brief, sizes M-4XL, $24.00

“Maggie” Babydoll by Elomi. Available in black, sizes 36-42 F-GG (UK). $86.00. Matching brief, sizes M-4XL, $24.00

Will any of these find their way to your Christmas tree?

5 Comments on Nutcracker Sweets Act III: 5 Holiday Picks for Fuller Figures

  1. Fussy Busty
    December 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm (10 years ago)

    I would like to point out that Maggie is on my Christmas list so, props to you for including it.

    I’ve owned the Cleo in my boob-days-past and I must admit that it is a wonderful bra. AND it’s got a lower center gore, which gets even more kudos points from me.

    Also, you could have included realistically anything from Lane Bryant. I know, a big name in plus size clothing, but they really do lingerie in a tasteful fashion and all of their pieces go up to a size 26/28. Perhaps it’s too commercial, but I always suggest LB as a starting place because you can always go and try things on 🙂

    But anyhoo….loved your list! 🙂 I would wear the hell out that blue and black number. I love Hips and Curves…

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    • Sweets
      December 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm (10 years ago)

      You know what? Mea maxima culpa. It didn’t even OCCUR to me to look at Lane Bryant, just because I unfairly lumped them in with Victoria’s Secret! I’ll have to keep my eye on them for future posts. Did you see that the Maggie babydoll is coming out in a hot red for Spring/Summer? It is SUPER sassy. 🙂

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      • Fussy Busty
        December 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm (10 years ago)

        I started to write a reply and WordPress ate it. Boo!

        And yes, Maggie is a hot piece of lingerie action. I can’t wait.

        Also, I forgive you. I think that LB is really overlooked in the current blogosphere. Could be for the same reason you listed, or maybe they are too commercial, or maybe because they do have a lot of copycat designs from higher end brands. Either way, they are accessible and affordable and definitely the leader in plus-size nightwear (at least IMHO).

        Another thing I love about LB bras? 4-5 hooks per band. Not 3 like all European brands. But 4-5. I am short waisted/high hipped….and the thicker bands are my friend. In Elomi, I could size up to a 46 band and the damn thing would still flip on me because of where it hits. But not LB bras. I miss being silly enough to smash my J cup girls into the LB 42H’s (US)…

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        • Fussy Busty
          December 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm (10 years ago)

          ALSO, can someone please explain to me why brands sell bras up to a 44 band, but only sell the matching panties up to a size 18?! A 44 band can fit a woman up to a size 26 in bottoms, and probably as small as a 20/22. How does that make sense?!

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          • Sweets
            December 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm (10 years ago)

            YES. This made no sense to me! I was researching and making faces and yelling “seriously?!” and startling the cats.

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