Best plus size lingerie 2022—from everyday bra and brief sets to sexy styles

The best plus size lingerie that will lift, shape and sculpt your silhouette

some of the best plus size lingerie on two different models
(Image credit: Future / Elomi / Oola Lingerie)

When it comes to the best plus size lingerie, you're looking for pieces that will feel both comfortable and supportive and of course, make you look and feel good. As with the rest of the fashion market, the plus size lingerie industry has grown considerably over the last decade, meaning there are more stylish options than ever. 

It used to feel nearly impossible to find attractive lingerie in larger sizes. The best bras for large busts were always a little on the dowdy side, while the best underwear for fuller figures seemed to be nonexistent. A growth in plus size models and vocal, plus size influencers however has really made the industry wake up to plus size women's spending power and along with indie clothing brands, the availability of plus size lingerie is soaring. 

The best plus size lingerie is cut with a fuller figure in mind, with wider underband measurements a particularly key issue when it comes to bras. It isn't all about pretty basics either, some of the best plus size lingerie brands are putting out some gorgeous, boudoir-inspired pieces to add a little va-va-voom to your lingerie capsule wardrobe too. 

The best plus size lingerie to add to your wardrobe

Plus size lingerie is anything from about a size 38 for bra underbands and a US size 14 or UK size 16 and up in terms of briefs and bodies. When it comes to the best plus size lingerie, if you're looking for the most support then opt for brands that specialize in engineering the best bras. If you're just after something that looks great and are not worried about uplift and contour, then some of the best plus size clothing brands have also created some pretty spectacular lingerie lines.

model wearing peach colored lingerie set with embroidered flowers, showing from and side

(Image credit: Prima Donna / Rigby and Peller)

1. PrimaDonna Las Salinas

Best for plus size full cup bra

Specifications

RRP: Bra: $146 / £102 | Briefs: from $72 / £56
Sizes: 32-46 B-I

Reasons to buy

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Pretty and elegant
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Heritage lingerie brand
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Selection of matching brief styles

Reasons to avoid

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Not all cup sizes are available in all back sizes

PrimaDonna is a great lingerie brand for plus sizes. Carrying both an extensive range of cup and back sizes, the brand is particularly good for supportive underwear. This full-cup bra in spring-ready peach is really light and delicate, despite being packed with smart engineering. With a choice of three attractive briefs up to a size 3XL, this is an inclusive and well-made lingerie label that is well worth the investment. 


two models wearing beige plus size lingerie, a full brief and molded cup bra

(Image credit: Elomi)

2. Elomi Bandless Spacer Molded Bra

Best for plus size molded cup bra

Specifications

RRP: Bra: $ / £50 | Briefs: $ / £21
Sizes: 34-46 DD-HH

Reasons to buy

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Numerous color and print options available
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Great size selection
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Breathable fabric

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive for an everyday bra

Elomi has a long-standing reputation for making curve-friendly lingerie. Its high-waisted briefs act like some of the best plus size shapewear, giving a lovely fit and smooth finish. This molded cup bra is ideal for those who want a fuller look and streamlined silhouette. Great under t-shirts and fitted fabrics, this band-free bra forgoes the thick underband that many plus size bras have, yet still offers good support. Elomi often stocks the same style in multiple prints and patterns, which is great once you find the cut that works for you. Hugging each breast, this bra lifts and separates your bust for a defined silhouette. 

model showing plus size pink long line bra and matching briefs with harness detail

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3. Figleaves Curve Amore Padded Balcony Bra

Best plus size balcony bra

Specifications

RRP: £28 (UK Only)
Sizes: 34-48 B-H

Reasons to buy

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Great color
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Fashion-forward design
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Great size range

Reasons to avoid

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Can't be worn under everything because of the color

Embrace the 'Dopamine Dressing' trend with this bold long-line balcony bra. Figleaves has a wealth of expertise in making lingerie, so you can rest assured that the technical side of this bra is just right. With a matching Brazilian brief with sexy harness detailing, this set will hopefully make you feel as confident as the hot pink suggests. For a really trend-led take on the look, opt for one of the best v-neck t-shirts and show off some of the harness strap detailing.  


green and black basque shot on model

(Image credit: Playful Promises)

4. Playful Promises Dakota Green & Gold Snake Basque

Best for plus size boudoir lingerie

Specifications

RRP: $98 / £75
Sizes: 30-44 DD-H

Reasons to buy

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Vintage boudoir feel
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Great size range
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Offering something different to rest of the market
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Influencer collaboration collections

Reasons to avoid

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Not for everyday
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Can be expensive

Looking for something to spice up your lingerie drawer? Playful Promises lives up to its name with a fantastic selection of boudoir-inspired lingerie. With a sensual retro feel, these are very much special occasion wear and are unlikely to be items you wear under your best jeans. Working with a number of influencers for special collaborations Playful Promises is really inclusive in terms of their design and always photograph plus size lingerie on plus size models. Makers of some of the best plus size swimwear, the brand also has plenty of beautiful bra and brief sets, but we couldn't resist sharing this stunning basque as it offers something a little different. 


Skims beige high waist briefs and bralette front and back shown on model

(Image credit: Skims)

5. Skims Sculpting Bralette and Briefs

Best for size inclusivity

Specifications

RRP: Bra: $32 / £32 | Briefs: $32 / £32
Sizes: XXS-5XL

Reasons to buy

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Incredible size range
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Lots of colors available
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Borders loungewear and lingerie

Reasons to avoid

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No underwire so might not be as supportive as some bras

Kim Kardashian's brand Skims makes some of the best loungewear and lingerie on the market right now. Loved for timeless and easy style, inclusive sizing, and a range of colorways, Skims focuses on underwear that smooths, sculpts, and shapes. While the bras are more best bralettes territory, they use great fabrics and construction to offer a good amount of uplift. The varied briefs take into account the range of clothes you might need to wear them under and the brand carries some of the best shapewear too. 


plus size lingerie in royal blue shown on model

(Image credit: Yours Clothing)

6. Yours Clothing Embroidered Balcony Bra

Best for fashion plus size lingerie

Specifications

RRP: Bra: $38 / £21.99 | Briefs: $17 / £9.99
Sizes: 38-48 C-G / 14-36

Reasons to buy

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Great sizing
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Good colors
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Lots of choice
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Great prices points

Reasons to avoid

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Not a lingerie specific brand

Yours Clothing is a British clothing brand that specializes in plus size fashion. With a number of stand-alone stores, the product range is vast and the brand carries a good selection of plus size lingerie and shapewear. Focusing on fashion-forward, cost-effective pieces, Yours is a good option for everyday underwear, as well as somewhere to try new trends and silhouettes without breaking the bank. While it's not a traditional lingerie retailer, the clothing brand's knowledge of plus size fashion certainly stands it in good stead for making some of the best plus size lingerie. 


model wearing black crop top bra

(Image credit: M&S)

7. Marks and Spencer Flexifit™ Non-Wired Full Cup

Best plus size non wired bra

Specifications

RRP: $35 / £20
Sizes: 32-44 F-H

Reasons to buy

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Light support
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Comfortable fit
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Can be made into a racerback

Reasons to avoid

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Could do with larger back sizes

Marks and Spencer is a British fashion favorite. Aside from clothing, the high street favorite also makes some of the best pajamas and best sleep bras. While Marks and Spencer mainly focus on lingerie for larger cup sizes as opposed to plus size lingerie, the shop does carry up to a 44 back size which roots them in the early part of plus size. This soft, crop top style bra is great for relaxing at home, paired with your best joggers. Offering light support this bra would also work for sleeping in, for some extra support at night. 


Plus size lingerie in purple bra and thong shown on model front and side/back angle

(Image credit: Savage x Fenty)

8. Savage x Fenty Lingerie Surprise Me Set

Best for plus size subscription lingerie

Specifications

RRP: $111 / £85
Sizes: 32-46 A-E XS-4XL

Reasons to buy

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Part of Rihanna's Fenty brand
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Really interesting designs and fashion-forward silhouettes
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Inclusive sizing
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Mix of price points

Reasons to avoid

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Price dependent on subscription
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Only up to an E cup

Savage by Fenty is loved for its body positivity and inclusivity. With several fashion shows under its belt, where the brand showcased its commitment to championing different body types, Savage by Fenty has won a legion of fans. With a youthful and outspoken aesthetic, expect a mixture of super delicate and pretty pieces alongside racier styles. The only downside is that it uses a subscription model, but if you love a constant stream of standout styles, this is the place to go. 


mint and lilac bra and brief set shot on two different models

(Image credit: Oola Lingerie)

9. Oola Lingerie Mint and Lilac Set

Best for everyday style

Specifications

RRP: Bra: $51 / £45 | Briefs: £27 / £24
Sizes: 38-46 D-G | 18-28

Reasons to buy

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Independent brand
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Great size range with pieces up to size 32
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Fun colors 
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Good price points

Reasons to avoid

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Online only

Relatively new to the arena, the people behind Oola Lingerie are plus size underwear specialists. For an independent brand, it carries an impressive range of styles and cuts in a mix of neutral and bright bold hues. While the bra styles are classic, we love the nods to the fashion color trends 2022 with this pastel lilac and mint set and the extra branded waistband detailing. Ideal for everyday underwear that will make you feel that bit more put together, the brand carries briefs up to a size 32 in selected styles and bra underbands go up to a size 46, making it a great choice for curvy women. 


plus size lingerie from calvin klein basic black and white bralette

(Image credit: Calvin Klein)

10. Calvin Klein Plus Size Bralette - Modern Cotton

Best for designer lingerie

Specifications

RRP: $42 / £32
Sizes: 1X-3X

Reasons to buy

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Designer style
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Good size range
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Ideal for loungewear and lower levels of support
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Iconic designs

Reasons to avoid

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Not as supportive as other traditional lingerie brands

If you've always wanted to join the designer lingerie club, then Calvin Klein will make those dreams come true. This classic bralette and brief style goes up to a 3XL and while it's not the most supportive design, this trending look comes in four colors and will always be in fashion. Wear at the weekends with your best joggers for some seriously luxe loungewear. 

Rivkie Baum

Rivkie is a fashion editor, writer and stylist with over fifteen years' experience in the industry. Having studied design and pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion, Rivkie fell in love with styling and journalism, covering fashion weeks in London, Paris and New York. 


Specialising in plus size fashion, Rivkie has long championed that style is for everyBODY and has been a regular talking head on a host of radio stations and television shows, pushing for greater representation for plus size women and fashion throughout her career.