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Disclosure: The products shown below were received as review samples. All opinions are my own. As a plus size fashion designer, I often ask my community what they would like me to design. One of the most common responses is thigh highs that fit plus bodies. I always said if I had the ability to make hosiery, it would be a million dollar idea. I didn’t think thigh highs that […]

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Once upon a time, Frederick’s of Hollywood was the biggest name in American lingerie. Founded by Frederick Mellinger in 1947 (who, among other things, is credited with inventing the push-up bra, padded bra, and padded girdle), Frederick’s brought scandalously sexy lingerie to the homes of millions of people across America.

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Fleur Du Mal is the brainchild of ex-Kiki De Montparnasse designer, Jennifer Zuccarini. The lifestyle brand offers a range of lingerie, loungewear, corsetry, swimwear, clothing and accessories. Launched in 2012, the brand now has an impressive range of stockists (including Net-A-Porter, Saks & Selfridges) and intends to open a physical store this year, presumably in the USA.

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The pearl thong is a notorious piece of lingerie. Designed primarily for stimulation, rather than comfort or style, it seemingly represents the more sex-focused side of the lingerie industry. People (always men, in my experience) would call the lingerie store I used to work at asking if we carried pearl thongs. They’re mostly marketed as gifts, rather than something a lingerie-wearer would purchase for themselves. In my opinion, it’s the epitome of the male gaze in lingerie: overtly sexual marketing and designed entirely for sexual purposes – without the wearer’s comfort in mind.

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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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