Plus size lingerie options are ever increasing as the fuller figured women begins to demand more – and rightly so. Why shouldn’t a plus size woman feel just as sexy in amazing lingerie as a woman who wears a size 10?
I know that I love to feel great in amazing lingerie, so I was thrilled when Seriously Sensual got in touch and asked me to review some of their products. The shop is a new family run online retailer that stocks lingerie for all shapes and sizes. Their plus size range is extensive, offering body stockings, baby dolls, chemises, hosiery, nightwear and teddies up to a size 24.
Now, I will caveat the sizing here – many are a one size fits all type which ladies of all sizes will know means very little. One size fits all does not fit all, in fact it fits very few. Most of these are also followed by a size 16-18 which hardly makes the range plus size friendly.
That said, those items they do have in the larger sizes definitely offer the fuller figured woman some options. I chose to review the plus size black chemise – its a simple black mesh chemise with a lace panel across the breast and a matching lace hem. I’m wearing the X1 (which is roughly a 18-20) and it fits kind of okay. It’s a little big on my waist and fits great over my hips. The lace panel, meant to hold your boobs, is too small and my boobs easily spill out of the area but this isn’t surprising given my extreme chest-to-waist ratio.
The quality of the chemise is okay – it has stretch which means its likely to be durable and the material feels very nice against your skin. It does come with detachable suspenders that I have removed. It also comes with a matching thong but I have discarded that is it felt a little cheaper than I’m used to. Instead I’m wearing my own Gossard Superboost Lace Thong and have paired it with my Scantilly All-Wrapped-Up with the harness removed.
I’m also wearing the Ballerina 265 Hold Ups Nero in black and have to say – I love these. They really do hold up well and are large enough to prevent the rolled thighs that many hold ups create. I’m wearing the Extra Large and they fit perfectly. I also love the intricate vine pattern on the hold-up panel. I really recommend these!
I also chose the Bijoux Indiscrets metal chain shoulder and back jewellery which is simply stunning. I love the draped gold chains and will be wearing this a lot! I love the idea of pairing it with a plain black body con dress come the start of the festive season cocktail parties.
It’s a bit of a pain to get on – I got tangled up a few times. But is was worth the effort!
The chain is priced at £28.99 so not the cheapest – I would, potentially, buy more of the range if the price were a little cheaper.
The chemise is priced at £39.99 which again, I find a little steep for the style. That said, Seriously Sensual include most of their products in site wide sales that seem almost constant so you can pick up items for less than their RRP. They also offer free delivery on orders over £30 which always helps with the budget!
As far as lingerie retailers go, Seriously Sensual is onto something. There are some interesting items in their range that would be perfect for the bedroom so I do suggest testing some of their stuff out and do let me know what you think!