When it comes to lingerie for Plus size women, things get tricky. Lingerie creation is a very intricate process and each size requires completely different design thinking and even production capabilities. So, a smaller size bra might just be created in a completely different factory than a larger size bra.
So, what we find in developed markets are brands that are solely dedicated to plus size lingerie. Interestingly, there a slew of plus size lingerie brands available in India. We have listed down our pick of 10 such brands that are available in India. Google them and you would find them online or at your nearest store.
Chantelle is a lingerie brand which belongs to the Groupe Chantelle, a French lingerie company which was founded in 1876 by François Auguste Gamichon.
A pioneer in manufacturing elastic knits, the Chantelle brand grew thanks to the ‘Kretz tulle’ used first in its corsets, then in its bras. The company has been owned by the Kretz family since the 1900s.
Curvy Couture brings a quarter-century of innovation, design expertise, and fit research to lingerie. The company creates comfortable, supportive and expertly sized bras that make you feel you’re best.
Their intimates are fashion-forward, glamorous, and naturally lifted – tailor made for your curves, up to an H cup.
Empreinte fine lingerie is one of the only companies that can truly offer high quality plus size lingerie. Delivering un-rivaled support for women with a full bust, Empreinte bras will not disappoint. Since circa 1950 Empreinte has been a larger cup size specialist. Offering collections and styles that all women of any size can enjoy, Empreinte plus size lingerie is made to last with high quality components and materials. With a concrete spot among the top European lingerie companies, Empreinte is not just a well-known brand, but a brand loved by full figure women around the globe.
An independent company working to make the best bras for full figures — for 100 years.
Glamorise has been focused on only one thing since its founding in 1921: making the best fitting and most comfortable bras for full figure women.
Making great bras for full figures has been their only goal since 1921. Every Glamorise product is filled with features designed to deliver comfort, support and confidence. Their goal is to make your favorite bra — the one that makes you feel the best, and the one you trust to wear all day long.
La Perla is an Italian luxury lifestyle company owned by Italian entrepreneur Silvio Scaglia through the Pacific Global Management holding. Historically a lingerie brand, La Perla has expanded into lifestyle offerings including beachwear, sleepwear, bags, shoes and ready-to-wear.
Founded by couturière Ada Masotti in Bologna in 1954, La Perla is one of few historical fashion houses with a woman founder. Ada Masotti was trained as a corset-maker, and went on to redefine lingerie as a fashion accessory.
The current Creative Director of La Perla is Julia Haart, who worked on accessories collaborations with the brand before her appointment in 2016.
Le Mystère, founded in 1991, revolutionized intimate apparel by building a bra for comfort using modern innovations. Beginning with petal-soft microfibers, imported laces, memory foam cups, gentle hook and eyes, and plush, padded straps—the most beautiful bras were hand-crafted and produced in the widest range of band and cup sizes offered in America.
An award winning lingerie company with 5 unique brands, they have something to suit every body shape up to a K cup. They create perfect fitting lingerie, providing style, comfort, support and fun. They believe every woman deserves a perfect fitting bra.
PrimaDonna lingerie has been devoted to women’s natural curves since 1865. Their bras are available up to J cup.
Trusst Lingerie has overthrown the underwire and re-engineered the bra for fuller busted women – starting at an E (DD) cup.
Wacoal is a manufacturer of women’s lingerie and underwear, founded in 1949 in Japan by Koichi Tsukamoto. The company has divisions in North America and Europe, and manufactures the brands Wacoal, b.tempt’d, Elomi, Eveden, Fantasie, Freya, and Goddess.
Launched in India in 2015 and priced at between Rs 2,000 and Rs 4,000, the brand is available in exclusive standalone stores in Mumbai and Delhi. Its products are also sold on online platforms and other multi-brand outlets.