4. “Juliette” Corset from Hips and Curves
While you won’t get the same fit from a ready-to-wear corset that you would from a custom one, Hips & Curves has a really fabulous selection of both steel-boned and lighter fashion corsets in some really lovely colors. This “Juliette” style features an unusual stripe in a rich cranberry shade. Gorgeous! For RTW corsets you generally order a size between 4-6 inches smaller than your waist measurement.
6. “Dina” by Sculptresse
Oh Sculptresse. What am I going to do with you? Sculptresse is one of the few brands out there offering G+ cup sizes in 44+ band sizes, yet their first two seasons have felt so, so staid. They seem a little tentative about offering some of the same variety as Elomi (no waspies or babydolls here), instead sticking to lace molded cups or classic seamed full-cup bras. I’d LOVE to see Sculptresse borrow some of Panache’s best-loved styles, like Sienna, Jasmine, or even Cleo’s Marcie, and adapt the shapes and colors for their full-figure customer. Nevertheless, I do like the subdued elegance of this pretty “Dina” set. Rather than default to oversized embroidery or floral lace, the cups feature a light geometric pattern and subdued, wine-colored lace trim. It’s elegant and subtly sultry.
7. Retro Shapewear by Rago, with custom dyeing by Girdlebound
Calling all you vintage-loving vixens, you should probably know Rago. Made in the USA for over 50 years, Rago is THE go-to brand for authentic retro shapewear, from girdles to corselettes to pin-up panties to everything in-between. Secrets in Lace stocks some of the more colorful options, while retailer Girdlebound offers custom dyeing in a huge range of colors.
8. Indie Brands
Holly at The Full-Figured Chest is an inspiration to me in terms of taking the plunge into custom work from our favorite independent designers. I tend to assume that smaller, independent brands will only work well for women with more average or slender figures than mine, and Holly has taught me that this is absolutely not the case! I spoke with several designers this week, and all of them said they absolutely will produce custom, made-to-measure pieces for their plus-size and full-bust customers (with some restrictions– full-figure D+ bras require a special skill set). Taking a cue from Holly, here are some lovely holiday-appropriate pieces from my favorite indie brands.
What do you think? Have I missed any beautiful pieces that are on your own wishlist? Let me know in the comments! There are more gift guides to come, including some great lingerie and boudoir accessories, no sizes required!
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The Lingerie Lesbian (@LingerieLesbian)November 25, 2013 at 9:59 am (9 years ago)
Excellent list! I’m afraid you’ve taken all the good ones for your list, what will I do! 🙂
SweetsNovember 25, 2013 at 10:07 am (9 years ago)
I can’t wait to see what you put in yours!
Holly JacksonNovember 25, 2013 at 11:40 am (9 years ago)
Thank you for mentioning me! I love indie designers, so I’m so glad I’ve inspired you to include some. I keep hoping that if I continue to write about them and show pictures of me in them they will catch on for lots of full figured and full busted women! I wholeheartedly recommend the honeycooler handmade camis – I have one and it’s just lovely. They’d make a great gift for someone since they’re easy to size and can be customized to your interests/motifs.
SweetsNovember 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 years ago)
I thought specifically of your HCH camisole when I started researching indie brands to include in this post! They’re so beautiful, and this red one was so festive I had to include it. 🙂
RachelleNovember 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm (9 years ago)
I have been eyeing Sandmaiden EVERYTHING on etsy for MONTHS. So happy to see you include it in your list. If you know if anyone with a full bust who tries this brand, please let us know.
SweetsNovember 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm (9 years ago)
I definitely will! I really love their stuff, so like you I’ve been following them from afar for a while now. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear from anyone (or get a chance to try myself!).
sophisticatedpairNovember 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm (9 years ago)
Love love the Imogen set! Freya/Fantasie needs to follow suit with their own version. 😀
SweetsNovember 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm (9 years ago)
I hope they do too! It’s so pretty, and so versatile!