“Feel free to experiment and try on bras and intimates that make you feel sexy, feminine and confident for everyday or for that special occasion,” Dora Lau, founder of Curvy Couture Intimates tells ESSENCE.com.
“The right fitting bra should feel comfortable and give you the right support and enhance your curves. By enhancing your curves means that it will give you the proper natural uplift, smooth your sides, help with your posture and make you look slimmer,” explains Lau.
Balconette bra and panty, Scandale, $54 and $48, Saks Fifth Avenue, 212-753-4000. Earrings, Juliet & Company, $50, julietandcompany.com. Necklace, Henri Bendel, $228, henribendel.com. Bangle, PalmBeach Jewelry, $50, sonsi.com. Slippers, Frederick’s of Hollywood, $29, fredericks.com.
“Cabaret Lace” bra and thong, Curvy Couture, $62 and $22, curvycouture.com.
“Ladies, there are elastic-free panties using lightweight, second skin microfiber that smoothes your curves with no panty lines,” reveals Lau. “Solution panties should have built-in tummy support but still give you great ease and movement.”
“Charlotte” balconette bra and high-waist brief, Parfait, $43 and $17, dollhousebettie.com.
“You should look at your side profile in comparison with the new bra you are thinking of buying to check if it meets all of the points.”
“Illumination” full-coverage bra and brief, Vanity Fair, $34 and $10, Macy’s stores.
“With the latest technology there are seamless, light-weight pads with the softess microfiber lining that will feel luxurious on the body and give you feather-weight support.”
“Super Glamm” balconette and bikini, Urban Intimates, $36 and $16, Macy’s stores.
“Different bra labels and styles fit differently, so be open minded to try more band and cup sizes until it feels right.”
“Plus Size Femme Fatale Waist Cincher” set, Escante, $50, yandy.com.
“Curvy girls should celebrate their curves by adding fashion, fun-filled colors to their wardrobe,” says Lau.
“Strappy Plunge” bra and “Strappy Thong” panty, Cacique exclusively at Lane Bryant, $40 and $13, lanebryant.com.
“For that special occasion a cleavage-enhancing bra such as a demi-cup or plunge for a plunging neckline is recommended for low cut tops or dresses,” she says.
“Sevilla” demi bra and hipster, Lunaire, $36 and $16, lindas online.com.
Lingerie should reflect your personal style. After all, getting dolled up doesn’t only entail wearing pretty clothes; it starts with the first layer you slip into.
“Seductive Comfort Customized Lift” bra and brief, Calvin Klein Underwear, $46 and $16, Macy’s stores.
“Love” bra and brief, Agent Provocateur, $190 and $140, agentprovocateur.com.
“Paris Paris” bra and panty, Chantelle, $84 and $45, Neiman Marcus stores.
“Very Sexy” push-up bra and panty, Victoria’s Secret, $58 and $19, victoriassecret.com.
“Elvie” bra and brief, Myla, $220 and $130, Bergdorf Goodman stores.
“Honora” bra and bikini, Obsidian by Elle Macpherson Intimates, $90 and $50, net-a-porter.com.