Lingerie and Underwear Brands for All Body Types

by Chinea Rodriguez

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Everyone no matter their color or size deserves clothes that fit, whether they’re practical pieces like tees, jeans and everyday bras or just fun like lingerie. For too many years, nude meant one shade of beige and options for bras and underwear above a certain size were dismal and boring. Fortunately, brands are making huge strides towards inclusive lingerie and there are more options now than ever. 

 

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Nude now also means a number of rich shades of brown with different undertones to blend effortlessly with your skin tone and under your clothes. Pieces too pretty to just be worn under clothes and too sexy to be worn out are now available in a variety of sizes. Whether you’re wearing lingerie for yourself, someone else or just because it’s a Tuesday, a matching set (or just a mix and match of pretty pieces) that fits great and looks even better, will leave you feeling like your most confident self.


Best Lingerie Brands for All Body Types

We’ve rounded a few brands to shop whether you’re looking for something special or just stocking up your underwear drawer. Keep reading to see our picks of lingerie brands for all body types!

 

Nubian Skin

Aimed at women of color, Nubian Skin was founded to fill a massive void in the underwear industry, “nude” products for a range of skin tones. Available at ASOS, Nordstrom and a number of lingerie retailers, the brand is great for basics that are practical but still sexy and well-designed, including bras, bandeaus, briefs, thongs and flesh-toned tights. Sizes vary by product but typically range from small to xx-large and from cup size B to E and color ranges go from Cafe au Lait to Berry. If you’re not sure which shade suits your best they have a handy guide that matches common foundation shade from makeup brands like Fenty, NARS and MAC Cosmetics with a shade range in their products that fits you best. 

 

ThirdLove

This brand made waves with their half cup sizes for an ideal fit. Since launching in 2013, they’ve expanded their range to include a number of sizes, from AA to I and styles, including everyday bras, maternity and underwear to match your perfectly fitting bra. Since it is primarily an e-commerce store, you can use their fit finder to find your right size.

 

Savage x Fenty 

We’d be remiss to leave out of one of Bad Gal RiRi’s many successful endeavors outside of the music industry. Savage x Fenty, has proven to be just that, savage, in Rihanna’s signature style the pieces range from practical to sexy. The brand, that’s become as wildly popular and inclusive as her eponymous makeup line, offers everything from your basic everyday bikini briefs and bras to the sheer, lacy, strappy and sexy lingerie you’d expect from the multi-hyphenate. Sizes range from XS to 3X and A to DDD cup.

 

Hara the Label

You won’t find any underwire or padding from this Aussie brand, models on the site Their pieces which come in neutrals and powdery pastel shades are made from bamboo fabric and colored with natural dyes. The ethos of their brand is ethical practices and transparency. Their bras don’t come in cup sizes but ranges from XS to XL instead, and select loungewear and underwear range from XS to 3XL and 5XL and their models and instagram reflect their diverse size range.

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Parade

Another brand to check out if you’re interested in sustainability and inclusivity is Parade. While they have a smaller selection of products, they currently offer four styles of comfortable underwear made of recycled materials and a lipstick collab with vegan beauty brand Bite. Their sizes range from XS to 3XL and you’ll see these sizes reflected all over their website and instagram, so there’s no guessing how their products will look on you. 

 

Cosabella 

The Italian brand is an often recommended brand when it comes to lingerie and it’s not hard to see why. Like Savage x Fenty, their product ranges from the practical and everyday to the super sexy. They also carry an impressive collection of luxe sleepwear and sleepwear sets. They offer extended sizes in their sleepwear and lingerie with bralettes, bodysuits and underwear in sizes up to 3X.

 

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