The Plus-Sized Woman’s Guide To Choosing Underwear
Most plus-sized women spend a great deal of time looking for the perfect outfit to accentuate their body type. Take a moment think about how much effort goes into picking out just one outfit.
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Now, think about how much time and effort goes into picking out underwear.
Women, especially full-figured women, often overlook the importance of choosing the best underwear for their body type. Underwear choices can affect the way women look and feel both physically and mentally so, it is important to find comfortable underwear that fits and flatters the figure.
The National Research Centre for Consumer Reports performed a telephone survey of more than 1,000 women regarding their choice in underwear. The study revealed 47% of participants felt sexier and more confident wearing a nice pair of panties with white and black being the most popular colour choices.
After being asked about ill-fitting panties, 27% of participants said their mood was affected by ill-fitting or unattractive panties. The biggest complaints were wedgies and panties not laying flat underneath clothing.
Women want to wear comfortable underwear that looks great on and makes them look great too. Panties should fit properly and lie flat underneath clothing. Visible panty line looks unattractive and draws attention to the backside.
Full-figured women should choose panties that provide more coverage. A slimming panty that offers various degrees of control is also available for those wanting to minimise the stomach and butt area.
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As with a regular panty, a slimming panty should fit properly. Panties that are too tight can create discomfort, and cause the edges of the panty to fold down. A proper-fitting panty can really form the bottom to look great underneath any type of clothing.
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Colour is another consideration. Most women prefer either white or black panties. Black is popular because it is a slimming colour.
However, women in a playful mood may opt for a coloured panty. However, dark or coloured panties will show through lighter fabrics, so it is important to choose the appropriate panty colour for your outfit.
A comfortable and supportive bra is also an important part of a woman’s wardrobe. For the full-figured woman, wearing a bra with extra support is crucial. Wide straps also provide extra support, and help to properly support a full-figured bust.
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The extra support takes pressure off of the shoulders and back area, thus minimising back and shoulder pain. A properly fitting bra will enhance the bust and make you feel more comfortable, confident and sexy.
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The next time you shop for underwear, be sure to choose underwear that is best for your body type. A fuller-coverage bra and panty is excellent for full-figured women because they provide the necessary support and comfort needed to take you through the day.
Remember, choose fit and colours that work with your outfits and also improve your mood. The right underwear can enhance your wardrobe and boost confidence at the same time.
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Guest post contributed by Rachel Myers, on behalf of Sareez.com. Rachel is a freelance writer and plus size fashion conscious woman. She writes articles to share her fashion tips with other plus size women, to help them feel more confident when selecting clothing.