When lingerie shops plus size black lingerie first began to spring up on the web, onlookers doubted that people would ever buy something so intimate and detailed online. But over a decade later, they’re still going strong.
Whether you’re after a bigger selection, something more niche, or you’re just fed up with never being able to find your size on the high street, more and more of us are turning to the internet to buy our lingerie. The real question is – where to start looking?
We’ve scoured the web, from the eco-conscious Luva Huva to vintage lovers What Kate Did, to bring you the best online lingerie shops out there to cater to every size, taste and budget.
Read moreA guide to lingerie gifting this ChristmasWhen it comes to department stores, Selfridges reigns supreme for lingerie online. Stocking over twenty brands, ranging from the more affordable Freya to the iconic Agent Provocateur, as well as handy lingerie accessories like strap solutions and shoulder cushions, you’d be hard pushed to leave with an empty (online) basket.
2. Boux Avenue
Boux Avenue has quickly become a high street favourite with 28 stores in the UK alone but their online service is just as impressive. Here, you will find everything from everyday essentials to something a little sexier. Think shapewear, basques’s, matching sets and bra accessories; they really do have it all. What’s more, everything is available in sizes 28-38, A-G cups and sizes 6-18. We also love the fact that each and every order comes gift wrapped in the brand’s iconic black, white and pink boxes, complete with lace print tissue paper and a handful of scented rose petals.
Brastop is a lingerie site tailored specifically towards larger busts, with bra sizes starting at 28D and going up to 46K and stocking brands such as Panache, Curvy Kate and Kris Line. As well as a huge range of lingerie, hosiery and swimwear, the site has a great ‘Fitting Room’ section with tips and videos on how to choose the right bra size and shape. You can also chat online with an advisor if you need help choosing and returns are free.
Already established as an online shopping mecca, ASOS stocks hundreds of lingerie options for every budget, starting at a fiver and going up to over £150. You can narrow search options by style, size, colour, price and brand and with free delivery and returns you’ve got nothing to lose. Personal favourites are Stella McCartney and Mimi Holliday, but the ASOS own brand is pretty neat too.
5. Ann Summers
An oldie but a goodie, Ann Summers has been at the top of its game since 1972 and after more than 40 years has built an iconic lingerie empire. Known primarily as an erotic retailer, Ann Summers is known for its playful range of undies but there’s much more to it than suspender belts and baby dolls. From the erotic to the everyday, Ann Summers also offers up ultra-comfortable everyday essentials and soft bras in an impressive array of sizes, 30A – 44H.
If you’ve got a bit of plus size black lingerie time to spare browsing through thousands of options, online lingerie-giant Figleaves is worth a visit. With every size, style and shape of lingerie imaginable available, it’s a good thing the site has a detailed search function. You can whittle down your options by type (babydoll, basque, chemise…), style (bandeau, half cup, back fastening…), size, colour, brand and price. The site also has a well-established reviews system so you can vicariously try before you buy.