Big-bottomed gals make the rockin’ world go-’round, or so they say. However, big-bottomed ladies have a more difficult time finding things that fit their fuller figures. Take underwear bottoms for example. It is no easy task trying to find undergarments that fit big hips and big derrieres. If you are fuller-figured, here are some tips to help you find plus size underwear bottoms that fit you better.
Take Your Pant or Trouser Size and Cut It in Half
Let’s say you wear a size 20 (40-inch waist, approximately a 48-inch hip) pants or trousers. Cut that size in half to equal your underwear bottom size. Ergo, your underwear size would be 10. It seems so flattering to buy underwear in a size that normally you would never wear for anything else, but that is how you buy these particular articles of clothing.
If you can’t find underwear bottoms in a numerical size and they are only listed as S.M.L, or XL, then you may need to check the sizing chart. These packages of underwear often list a sizing chart on the back of the packaging, which is helpful. If you fall between two sizes, buy the next size up to ensure a comfortable fit.
Measure Your Hips and Waist Before You Shop
Some of the very fancy underwear and lingerie shops go by inches. You will need to measure your own hips and waist to find your size. Using a dressmaker’s tape measure, measure around your waist. It’s that area in your midsection where your elbows naturally fall. Then measure six to eight inches below that or the fullest part of your hips. Write those measurements down and take them shopping with you.
Full Briefs Fit You Best, but for Something Less “Granny” Try These
You probably already wear full briefs during certain times of the month, so wearing them all of the time is not really something you want to do. That’s quite understandable, and there are full-figure panties that still fit and flatter your body well. Try cheeky boy shorts, which make use of an ample bottom but will not roll down or squeeze too tightly. Also, French cut briefs or Rio briefs are quite flattering without having to wrestle where they sit all day. Finally, if it’s the elastic that is bugging you, opt for seamless panties that contain nothing to rub against and irritate your skin.
Avoid G-Strings, Thongs, and String Bikinis
The fashion world has yet to make plus-size underwear versions of g-strings, thongs, and string bikini bottoms that do not frustrate women or cause major discomfort. In truth, these styles of bottoms are not made to be worn all day anyway as they are closely associated with vaginal infections and major skin irritations requiring medical treatment. While there are companies out there that make plus-sized versions of these underwear styles, use them only during intimate moments when they will not be worn for very long.
Choose Lace Over Silk or Cotton and Avoid Itchy Lace Fabrics
A lot of stretchy lace is used to make underwear bottoms pretty. For many fuller-bodied women, this stretchy lace is very itchy or scratchy if it’s the only textile on the skin. However, you can still enjoy pretty lacy things when the lace overlays satin or cotton fabric. In this way, the lace doesn’t make direct contact with the skin so it will not irritate your skin and still make your undergarments very pretty.
Moisture-Wicking Fabrics Are Ideal Too
Bigger ladies sweat more; that’s just a fact of life. As such, underwear may often become damp and uncomfortable during the day. To resolve this particular issue, you can purchase undergarments that are made from moisture-wicking fabric. This specialty fabric absorbs sweat and pulls the moisture away from your skin to feel drier and less sweaty. There are a lot of undergarments that incorporate this fabric and are very colorful and pretty too.
Replace Garments When They Are Too Stretched Out
Elastic in undergarments is not meant to last forever. When your items become too stretched out that they do not stay in place with you, wear them, throw them out and replace them. Wearing worn-out items contributes to rubbing and irritation and weird visible wrinkles under your clothing. If you find that you love the same fabrics of certain garments that have to be thrown away, read the labels of the items you are about to throw away and search for undergarments made from the same fabrics and textiles.
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