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by Shaylie Foley December 02, 2017 4 min read

Plus Size Teddy Lingerie

Teddies are a popular lingerie style that looks similar to and fits like a bodysuit. What sets teddies apart from many other lingerie styles is the fact that they create a complete look with only one piece. Teddies are also very stylish; they are virtually bodysuits—which are currently topping the trend charts for everyday fashion—with a sexy, scandalous twist.

While teddies are sexy no matter what size you wear, this lingerie style is an especially popular choice for plus size women. Because teddies are constructed like a bodysuit, they fit snugly around your bust and midsection. For plus size women, this teddy lingerie design hugs your curves and accentuates them in the sexiest way possible. If you want to take advantage of this simple, sexy lingerie style, there are a few things you should consider while searching for a teddy before you make your purchase to ensure that you end up with a plus Size teddy lingerie that truly fits and flatters your unique figure.

A Complete Guide to Teddy Lingerie


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1. Decide How Much Skin to Show 

Teddies vary significantly in terms of the amount of coverage they provide. You get to decide how much skin you want to show depending on the style of teddy lingerie you buy. This reality makes teddies one of the more versatile lingerie styles; you don’t have as much freedom to choose how much skin you want to show in a bra and panty set, for example.

Some teddies are made from semi-transparent materials, like lace or mesh, while others are crafted from solid fabric. If even a fully opaque teddy doesn’t provide as much coverage as you want, you don’t have to wear the teddy lingerie by itself. While one of the benefits of teddies for many women is that they are a complete lingerie set on their own, you can add additional lingerie pieces to create a less revealing look that is still very sexy.


2. Never Sacrifice Support when Shopping for Teddies Lingerie

It doesn’t matter how sexy that unlined eyelash lace teddy looks on a model in a magazine spread. If it doesn’t offer enough support for your body, a teddy will not look flattering once you put it on no matter how attractive it is on someone else or hanging in the window of your favorite store. The only way a teddy like this—one with zero support—will flatter your figure is if you have a cup size of A or B. For most plus size women, this is not the case.

If your bust is a C cup or above, it’s crucial to prioritize support in any lingerie you buy. Strong support is especially vital for teddies. Because this lingerie-style consists of only one piece and is entirely form-fitting, it has the potential to make your body look lumpy, unbalanced, or shapeless if it does not offer you the support you need. The tight fit of teddies allows the lingerie to hug and accentuate your curves, which is a significant part of what makes this lingerie-style so sexy for plus size women. However, most plus size women need support and stability that some teddies just don’t provide. That doesn’t mean that you should abandon all hope of rocking a teddy. It just means you need to make sure you choose a teddy—preferably one with real cups and underwire or at least an under-bust band—that provides you with the support you need to look and feel comfortable and confident.


3. Reference Your Lingerie Style When Choosing a Teddy Lingerie to buy

Wearing lingerie is just like wearing any other outfit, except you probably won’t go out in public in your teddy and it will likely only be seen by you and your partner(s). However, you should still maintain the same standards you use to decide which clothing pieces to buy when you shop for a teddy. Don’t think that you have to completely change your fashion sense just because you’re shopping for lingerie instead of a new shirt.

In fact, using your own established personal lingerie style as a guideline when searching for a teddy to buy can help you find a teddy style that makes you feel confident and at ease. There’s nothing wrong with stepping out of your comfort zone, but you probably won’t feel as sexy as possible in a teddy that is entirely out of line with your usual style. Take into account


4. Don’t Underestimate Detailing 

Detailing is the most exciting part of most teddies. Teddies are simple pieces, which means that many of them look almost exactly the same; choosing one with unique accents and detailing is a great way to set your teddy apart from other similar styles.

It’s easy to find teddies with sexy detailing that adds intrigue to the piece. Strappy styles, cutouts, bow adornments, lace trim, and other subtle details enhance the look of a teddy without looking too overcrowded. Accessories like garters, chokers, and stockings also complement your teddy to create a complete, sexy look. Avoid teddies that include too many details, however; these styles tend to steal attention away from your body, which is never the goal with lingerie.


5. Consider Materials 

Unlike many other lingerie styles that are confined to just a few fabrics, teddies come in many different materials. Lace, silk, fishnet, leather, and latex are all popular materials for teddies. The type of teddy you choose just depends on your preferences and what kind of look you want to show off.

Lace teddies tend to be semi-transparent; they create an intriguing combination of scandalous and delicate. Silk teddies are soft to the touch, comfortable, and won’t irritate your skin or your partner’s skin. These teddies automatically add femininity to your look. Fishnet, leather, and latex materials make teddies appear edgier and more scandalous. Keep in mind that fishnet teddies show more bare skin than most leather or latex styles. If you want to step out of the box with a bold look, try a teddy made from one of these materials.


A Complete Guide to Teddy Lingerie

Shaylie Foley
Shaylie Foley

Shaylie Foley is an author and a fashion expert at HauteFlair. She writes to inspire and educate readers on women's fashion and lifestyle topics. With over 6 years of writing experience, Shaylie brings a vast amount of knowledge, style, and skill to her work

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