Post # 1
Ladies, I need some advice on new underthings. Since I started buying my own bras and panties, and then for about a decade afterwards, my go-to scanties were Victoria’s Secret’s cotton lingerie. 100% cotton, breathable, comfortable, supported everything wonderfully. About four years ago, they redesigned that line (and made it more expensive), adding synthetic material to the panties, narrowing the straps of the bras, adding bows in places that bows do not need to be, etc. Not cool, you guys. Not cool at all.
I have soldiered on with my old VS Cotton faves for quite a while, but recently I have come to terms with the fact that it’s time to find a new brand of everyday undies. So Bees (full-figured and otherwise), what do you recommend for a curvy girl who prefers full coverage on the bottom and comfortable support on the top? My old VS sizes were 36C (unlined, underwire) / XL (high leg brief).
(And no judgment on the granny panties, please. I have plenty of pretties for sexytime — I’m just a no BS girl for everyday comfort!)
Post # 3
I actually love the Hanes at WalMart – the elastic is enclosed, so it never ravels away, and they are $10 for a 4 pack. Very comfy, and they last.
Post # 4
Bumping for more recs — thanks for the Hanes suggestion, @SubmarinersBride! Anyone have bra advice or other ideas on undies?
Post # 6
I seconde DoctorBride. Lane Bryant…
Post # 7
My favorite full-figure bras that are still pretty are the balconette bras from Lane Bryant. My favorite non-multi-pack undies are the cotton panties from The Avenue. They have this cut that is sort of a cheeky, sort of a bikini, but it definitely is supercomfy.
Post # 8
I am going to recommend not wearing VS cheekies. I learned the hard way these are not the type of underwear to actually do activities such as cleaning, walking, sitting, or pretty much any kind of moving in.
Post # 9
Joe Fresh has some SUPER comfortable panties. They’re my favorite and not too expensive.
Post # 10
Hanes cotton panties. I usually buy them from Target or Wal-Mart.
I’m very curious about the bra recs. I would like to know who sells a supportive and comfortable bra for a well endowed woman that doesn’t cost a bazillion dollars.
Post # 11
@Sassygrn; @DoctorBride: I do have some of their panties, actually — I save them for when I need that extra slimming effect. (I’ll be wearing a pair on my wedding day!) But I think they’re cotton and synthetic. I’ll have to check — and maybe I’ll see about some of their other cuts. Right now, Lane Bryant ones I have go up to my navel (but they totes do the trick when needed).
I’ve never tried a Cacique bra — looks like my 36C girls JUST squeak into their size range. Something to consider, along with the other recs here. Thanks!
Finally @MrsMeNow: LMAO, yes, not to be crass, but I too find that “cheekies” would be better named “crackies.” Co-sign your recommendation.
Post # 12
@village_skeptic: I would def go to a Cachique store and try them on. They have tons of different types of undies and bras in the store.
My favorite bras, however, are from Target.
Post # 13
This may sound crazy by Walmart has a brand of bras called “George” $8 a pop and MOST comfortable bras ever. They don’t last quite as long but for 1/4 the cost of most, its okay.
Post # 14
I have tried bras from pretty much everywhere… I am a bigger girl but still want to feel sexy in a sexier bra. I LOVE the balconette bras from Lane Bryant/ Fashion Bug!! They are one of the few places I can find something cute in my size, 46D. They have some on sale right now for $24.99! I order online and have them shipped to the store (free) and it usually gets there in like 5-6 days. I can’t help on the underwear though… I’m on the eternal struggle for perfect underwear also lol!