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The five best lingerie brands for plus-size women

These are the top five plus-size lingerie brands curvy shoppers should look out for.

These are the top five plus-size lingerie brands curvy shoppers should look out for.  (iStock)

In the United States, the average woman wears a size 16 in clothing and a 34DD in bras.

Despite this, most mainstream lingerie companies cater exclusively to “straight-sized” customers, leaving curvy women with few reasonable options. The handful of major brands that do offer plus-size lingerie are frequently overpriced, inaccessible, or just plain poorly-designed. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered—literally.

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Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite size-inclusive lingerie brands, from those that cater exclusively to plus-size women, to those that offer sizes for everyone. Best of all? They’re all accessible, budget-friendly, and offer plenty of supportive options to suit your every mood:

Inspire Psyche Terry
This newcomer (the brand just launched this spring) offers sexy, comfortable bras for busty women: Sizes range from 36DD to 40DDD for bras, and from small to 4X for lingerie. Better yet, everything clocks in at under $100 — which, let’s face it, is a rarity in the world of plus-size lingerie.

ThirdLove
ThirdLove is the place to shop if you’re unsure of your size: The site features a handy FitFinder™ to help determine your size and recommends bras to suit your unique needs. The brand also offers a “try before you buy” program, which — as the name implies — allows you to try on bras in the comfort of your home before committing to a purchase. Bras are available in sizes 30AA to 40G (including half sizes!), while lingerie ranges from small to XL.

Parfait
Easily the most inclusive brand on this list, Parfait offers bras in sizes 28AA to 44G — with some styles available up to a K cup (lingerie is similarly inclusive, available from XS to 4XL). Style-wise, Parfait offers pretty much everything, from everyday t-shirt bras, to push-ups, to minimizing bras (which are designed to reduce the bust line by an inch or more).

Elomi
With a focus on plus-size lingerie, Elomi offers bras in 34DD-48J, and lingerie from medium to 4X. In addition to an impressive array of bras, underwear, and lingerie, the brand also offers on-trend swimwear, in both one and two-piece styles. The only (and we mean only) downside? Elomi’s site isn’t shoppable: Head here to find a store near you.

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Curvy Couture
In bras from sizes 34C to 46H and underwear in sizes 6-24, Curvy Couture is a great destination for finding flattering, plus-size lingerie for under $75. In addition to basics, such as t-shirt bras and panties, the brand offers sports bras, wireless bras, and strapless styles suitable for larger busts.