While teddies are sexy no matter what size you wear, this lingerie style is an especially popular choice among plus size women. Because teddies are constructed like a bodysuit, they fit snugly around your bust and midsection. For plus size women, this 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 plus size teddy before you make your purchase in order to ensure that you end up with a teddy that truly fits and flatters your unique figure.
1. Decide How Much 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 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 by itself. While one of the benefits of teddies for many women is that they are 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
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 important 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 fully 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 major 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 simply 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.