The lingerie offerings for those in the D-G size range have never been stronger. The last five years in particular have seen an explosive growth of brands, styles, and shapes targeted specifically at this group. While the G+ group is growing more slowly (to say the least), D-G customers who might once have felt boxed in by plain “support” bras or by safe, timid prints and patterns now have a range of daring, trend-focused designs that are just as gorgeous as their core-sized counterparts.
One of my favorite brands for more exciting D-G designs is actually a retailer: Figleaves is one of the largest (if not the largest) lingerie e-retailers in the world, and in addition to stocking many of my favorite lingerie brands, they also produce multiple exclusive lingerie, loungewear, and clothing labels. I’ve written about Lulu Tout, one of their D+ labels, in this review and in last year’s holiday editorial, and when Figleaves debuted new lookbook images last week I pretty much squealed and then built myself a $1,000+ fantasy shopping cart. Where many designers in recent years rushed to copy Marlies Dekkers’ signature strapping in order to hop aboard the “bondage-inspired” lingerie trend, Figleaves have somehow tapped into the trend for edgier lingerie while still creating pieces that are unmistakably their own. I particularly love this season’s blend of classic, “antique” color schemes like black with beige and blush accents, as well as luxurious jewel-toned silk and eyelash lace, with more modern shapes and details like bodysuits, strapping, tattoo-like embroidery, and sheer flyaway babydolls.
Here are some of my favorite pieces from Figleaves’ exclusive labels. I’ve selected pieces from the Figleaves Boudoir range, Lulu Tout, and Just Peachy, most of which are available in sizes 30-38 D-G (additional sizes available, depending on style), with prices ranging from $15-144.
What do you think? Any of these styles catch your eye? I’m particularly drawn to the Carmen Rose pieces and the Electra set with its sparkling embroidery– how about you?