Sexy and Supportive Lingerie for Valentine’s Day [Sponsored]

Sexy and supportive lingerie for large busts and curvy figures featuring Hanky Panky, Elomi, Ashley Graham and more via Wardrobe OxygenValentine’s Day season is the perfect time to refresh your lingerie drawer. Whether or not you like typical lingerie or wear it, this is the time of year when brands bring out the limited edition styles, colors, and prints and replenish their stock after the holidays. You’ll find the best selection of sizes, and often find unique versions of your favorite bras, panties, and other underpinnings. And once you’ve stocked up on the staples, consider treating yourself with a fun or frilly something that will make you feel fancy, even if it’s under jeans and a heavy sweater! Those of us with large busts, soft curves, or who wear plus sizes have it especially hard when trying to find pretty, flattering, and supportive lingerie. Valentine’s Day is the season for us, when brands come out with functional and fashionable underpinnings in more than beige, black, and ivory. Nordstrom asked me to share my picks for Valentine's Day lingerie; they have an amazing selection of sexy and supportive lingerie, my picks:

Hanky Panky

hanky panky lingerie - supportive and sexy lingerie for Valentine's DayHanky Panky is a favorite of mine. Their Retro Vikini Briefs are my day-to-day undies; I find them comfortable and also super cute. Year round I can find Chai and Black, but thanks to the holiday Nordstrom also has them in four other candy heart colors (I am so stocking up!).  The ‘Retro Thong’ from Hanky Panky in my opinion, is the best thong out there. The high rise prevents lines or rolling down, and the shape is really comfortable and never causes wedgies. Again, thanks to Valentine’s Day there’s four additional colors to choose from outside the basic neutrals.  My friend who has more of a pear shape swears by Hanky Panky’s Boyshorts. I haven’t tried them, but based upon the raving reviews at Nordstrom my friend isn’t the only one who finds them extremely comfortable and flattering.

A fun addition to Hanky Panky undies is a matching lace camisole. I wear my regular bra under it if I’m slipping this under my clothes, or I wear it alone if Karl and I are lucky enough for an overnight babysitter. While my breasts aren’t as perky as they used to be and prefer to have some support, it seems the lace of the Hanky Panky camis camouflage a bit and make me feel more like a Botticelli than a deflated baby incubator. With the camis, I find with my soft curves I am happier when I size up so it skims instead of hugging my curves

Hanky Panky has some limited edition prints for the holiday; my favorite is the cross-dyed camisole and matching boyshorts, though the St. Chapelle print cami and boyshorts are a close second.  And if it’s your style, complete the look with Hanky Panky’s ‘Signature Lace’ garter belt!


Elomi lingerie for full busts and soft curves - Wardrobe OxygenElomi is a wonderful brand for large breasts. Pretty colors and styles and a great fit gives us busty gals plenty of sexy yet supportive options to choose from. It’s hard to find chemises and babydoll gowns when you require bust support; Elomi takes care of this with pretty confections like their ‘Anushka’ Underwire Babydoll Chemise. Available in cup sizes from F-H, this gorgeous red and black number will heat things up for the holiday (or have you feeling like a soap opera star when even lounging on your sofa with a glass of wine).  If you love the look of the ‘Anushka’ chemise, complete the look with the coordinating briefs, matching thong, or half-cup bra.

For retro allure that also provides full-bust support, you can't go wrong with the ‘Raquel' underwire bra, which is available in two colors and cup sizes E-JJ and the coordinating lace briefs.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham lingerie for large busts and plus sizesPlus size model Ashley Graham has her own lingerie line, and it’s just as stylish and flattering to curves as you would hope and imagine. These pieces are sexy, but actually wearable under clothes as well as on their own. One that caught my eye is the Underwire Bodysuit. I own a piece from another brand similar to this and it’s a favorite for Date Night because it will smooth the tummy but look pretty fantastic at the end of the evening. I love that this one has removable garter belts.

This beautiful red and black mesh and lace bra is sexy, supportive (sizes C-DD), and is convertible so it can work with all sorts of styles of tops and dresses. Complete the look with the matching briefs.

This purple and black lacy full coverage bra is seriously gorgeous and comes in cup sizes C-H. Complete the look with these high-cut briefs that look demure in the front but have a full lace back (sexy, and preventing panty lines – win/win!).

Dita von Teese

dita von teese lingaerieAnother celebrity turned lingerie designer, and another line that is sexy yet supportive and available in extended sizes. The ‘Starlift’ bra has a retro pinup feel to it, and the bright ‘Dita Red’ color makes it oh so lovely. Available in C-E cups.  The matching briefs are high-waisted, but have a sheer back and a super fun tassel detail in the front.

I love the mix of the black and white toile satin, lace edging, and sheer mesh details on the ‘Sheer Witchery’ bra. This is a piece that is utterly gorgeous yet shaped to be a functional everyday bra. C-F cups available.  The coordinating high-waist briefs have sexy sheer accents and a control panel to smooth the tummy.

Chantelle Intimates

chantelle intimatesEach time I get a professional bra fitting, I end up finding a Chantelle bra that is a top favorite. The brand is not cheap, but they make utterly gorgeous yet wearable bras in larger sizes. It’s nice to find a bra that can be invisible under a fitted tee yet look sexy when that tee is taken off. And whether or not my underpinnings are seen by others, it just feels good to wear attractive yet supportive and comfortable lingerie! While I don’t own the uber-sexy ‘Satine’ Underwire T-Shirt Bra, I have other t-shirt bras from the brand and adore them. Tempted to get this beautiful red and black number which comes in cup sizes B-F.  Complete the look with the ‘Satine’ bikini.

Want something a bit more demure? The ‘Opera’ push-up bra from Chantelle is so feminine and pretty yet still has plenty of sex appeal and comes in A-DD cup sizes. The coordinating ‘Opera’ hipster briefs are so gorgeous with so much pretty detail, yet a wearable and comfortable shape.

I can’t resist an animal print, and the ‘C-Chic Sexy 3645’ Underwire Demi Bra has a subtle leopard print and lace detail that merges fashion and function perfectly in C-F cup sizes. The coordinating Brazillian panties are super sexy but would be nearly invisible under the most fitted of knits.

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1 Comment

  1. naturegirl321
    January 26, 2016 / 7:24 am

    I tried Hanky Panky after reading all the reviews and I have to say I’m sorely disappointed. Expensive and not good quality. I prefer to buy bras and knickers from small European makers where I know the quality is good and they’re produced in ethical conditions.

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