Curves come in all shapes and sizes and plus-size women are no exception. Blessed with your own unique bounty, your body looks its best when complimented by designs made specifically for your figure. Choosing the right lingerie for your body type makes all the difference between looking frumpy and flattering. Do you know your body type? It’s time you reviewed the five plus size body types to determine which bra designs and lingerie are right for you.


Sensual and dynamic, hourglass plus size body types are slimmer at the waist and bell outward. In other words, you’ve got fuller breasts and Beyoncé thighs. Good for you!

To keep all that loveliness snug, we recommend the Prima Donna Couture Padded Full Cup Bra. It features soft satin cups that mold to your natural shape, making your breasts look glorious—while the extra supportive underwire offers added support. Or if your style is more, shall we say, vixen-on-a-mission, then you’ll get the same figure-flattering effects from this fiery black lace version.

Strawberry (“Busty” – Inverted Triangle) 

As a busty bombshell, you carry most of your womanliness above, with your hips more narrow in comparison. In most cases, you need a strong-hold, gravity-defying bra that keeps your breasts comfortably afloat throughout the day.

You’ll look best in a contoured design like the Prima Donna Perle Padded Bra. Its shapely padding helps give your upper half a more controlled, proportional look. There’s also the ingenious Empreinte Verity Spacer Cup Bra, which is made with sweat-absorbing material to keep you fresh and fabulous 24/7. Clever, right?

Apple (Oval)

As a diva with a plus-sized hourglass shape, you’ve got bold curves that look hottest when held together in all the right places. You may also need some extra support for your breasts and should stay away from padded bras—mostly because you’ve already got enough amazingness.

The Prima Donna Divine Seamless Bra (non-padded) will work wonders, featuring a powerful yet comfortable underwire and strong bands that support and lift from under your bust, creating the best possible breast view—yowzers! Yet for those steamier nights in… or out (whatever your adventure), you can go for the red version with satin and mesh.

Pear (Triangle)

You’re petite on top and more voluptuous below. When choosing lingerie for your unique plus size body type, the right cuts are key to create a beautifully balanced figure.

For you, take a bustier-is-better approach to choosing your bra. The Marie Jo Jane Padded Push-Up Bra enlarges and creates perkier cleavage to streamline your curves.

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Every woman deserves that amazing superwoman underarmor to charge up her confidence. We hope that this guide to finding the best bras for different plus size body types has been helpful! Explore more plus size lingerie at Bits of Lace, and go get em’ babe!