We know that finding plus-size lingerie that actually fits is a struggle! That’s why we put together this list of a few places to find plus-size lingerie in South Africa.
As women become more confident in all their varying body shapes and sizes, retailers are becoming more open to providing plus-size clothing, but unfortunately many are still struggling to come to grips with plus-size lingerie. Most stores carry up to size 40/16, which is the smallest size in the plus-size range.
We’ve done the leg work so you don’t have to! These are some of our favourite places to buy plus-size lingerie, whether you’re looking for everyday underwear or something sexy…
Donna stocks a range of plus-size lingerie from different underwear brands. Whether you’re looking for Playtex, Triumph, Jockey or Donna’s own range, it’s a great one-stop plus-size lingerie shop. They also stock loads of different kinds of underwear, from bras and panties to shapewear and sexy sleepwear. Their Donna bras go all the way up to 48E (depending on the style), so they really do have something for everyone.
Top pick at Donna: We love how this one-piece wonder supports and accentuates your body all at once. The cups are designed for comfort and support so you don’t have to wear an extra bra. This bodysuit is available up to size 46DD.
While many brands have body positivity campaigns, sometimes this doesn’t actually translate into stocking plus-size products. Woolworths have put their money where their mouth is by offering extended sizes in their everyday and premium underwear offerings.
They have some great options which are both comfortable and high quality that go up to size 44E, and even some bra styles in 48F.
Click here to have a look at Woolworths’ plus-size lingerie range, and use the filters on the left of the page to look for styles in your size.
Top pick at Woolworths: We love that this two-piece lingerie sets allow you to buy the most comfortable fit in both tops and bottoms, making allowances for different shapes.
- Red Lace Padded Underwire Balconette Bra (DD+) R299, Woolworths
- Red lace Midi Panties (up to size XL) R150 , Woolworths
While it isn’t the first ‘place’ that comes to mind, Takealot.com does curate some great plus-size lingerie and shapewear from familiar and less familiar brands. Although it may be difficult to determine how comfortable an item is without even feeling the material, reviews are often available on the Takealot.com site or from another store that sells the same product.
Click here to see what plus-size lingerie Takealot has to offer. The site isn’t very easy to use if you’re looking for bigger sizes; we suggest using the filter on the left to filter by size.
Top pick at Takealot: This black lacy number not only looks gorgeous, but also trims and tucks in all the right places for extra confidence. You’ll find it in 3XL, so happy shopping!
Ackermans’ latest Valentine’s campaign was all about body positivity, so it makes sense that they made the plus-size lingerie list. Their underwear and lingerie goes all the way up to 42G in certain styles, but this isn’t reflected on the website, so it’s best to go in store and try on for yourself.
Top pick at Ackermans: Just about everything from their Perfect Fit range looks fabulous!
Jet’s plus-size lingerie range is unfortunately not available online, but in store their underwear does extend to size 44F. Visit your nearest Jet to check it out and see what suits you.
Top pick at Jet: We think this matching nightie set is just stunning
If you’re looking for something less ordinary and more super sexy, why not try online retailer, Beaded Creations? But be warned, they don’t stock everyday underwear, and some of the items may be NSFW (that’s not suitable for work, in case you didn’t know), so maybe browse the range in the comfort of your own home!