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Alysse Dalessandro

With the holiday season in full swing, you may find yourself with a long list of gifts to buy for your family. Or maybe you’re stuck trying to find that perfect Secret Santa gift for that coworker you’ve only talked to once. Over the holidays, it can be easy to remember to treat everyone but yourself. As a plus size woman, wearing lingerie is something that has helped me learn to love my body and what better time to practice some self love than over the holidays? Whether you’re looking for something naughty, something nice, or something just plain comfy, get in the holiday spirit by giving yourself the gift of festive plus size lingerie.

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When you’re plus size, you’re often forced to spend a lot of money on lingerie whether or not you want to. There are simply very few affordable options available in higher size ranges. If you do find something affordable you often have to sacrifice support, quality and design. Because of this struggle, I was excited to try out three different lingerie sets from Canadian-based retailer, Wonderform because they offer all bras starting at $19.50. A complete bra and panty set is only $28, about half of what I’m used to paying for a bra alone.

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Disclosure: The products shown below were received as review samples. All opinions are my own. Even at the times in my life when I haven’t been plus size, I’ve never found wearing thongs to be particularly comfortable for my thick thighs. Now, at a size 20, I’ve come to think of thong underwear as a sometimes necessary evil to prevent visible panty lines but not something I would wear by […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are my own. When October rolls around, I always find myself scrambling for a costume. Plus size Halloween costumes aren’t readily available in stores, especially beyond a standard “queen size” so costume shopping always requires a mixture of creativity and planning. Because I hate the idea of purchasing something I’ll only wear once, I often find myself looking for pieces I […]

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Fashion is my form of personal self expression but I can recognize that it doesn’t exist in a bubble. There’s something about my personal style that needs to be seen and heard. I know that for me at least this stems from existing in a body that is so often invisible in fashion. And that invisibility definitely carries over to lingerie as well. Over the past few years, incorporating lingerie into my personal style has been empowering. Even though I totally got into the camisole and jeans combo in the early 2000s, I never thought I would reach the point where I feel most myself wearing a sheer shirt that shows my bra.

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