One of the greatest things that I feel social media has provided us is a way to talk to brands and companies much more easily, quickly and effectively than ever before. I have no doubt that without the influence of the internet the amount of brands starting plus size lines would be far fewer than it is today. As someone who has always been fat and not fit in clothes from ‘straight size’ shops since the age of about 18 I have spent the last decade wishing that I had more choice and that I had a way of speaking to the people who already cater to me asking them to extend their size ranges and offer more fashion forward styles.
One brand that has listened to its fans is the wonderful Curvy Kate, one of my favourite lingerie companies. I have a few reasons for personally adoring this brand, the first being that they were the first people to measure me since my teens and told me my actual bra size which opened up a whole new world of underwear to me and secondly because the CK team are genuinely some of the loveliest, kindest and most gorgeous women to grace this earth! Not surprising really then that it was this bunch of angels that listened and took on board the opinions of its fans!
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Since launching, Curvy Kate have offered a wonderful range of lingerie and swimwear to us fuller busted ladies with a D cup and above, but not all of their lines were available in their full range of back sizes which goes up to a 44. Unfortunately being a 42/44 back myself this meant that some of the styles I loved I couldn’t get in my size, but thankfully the girls have now extended their sizes offering a wider range of their styles up to a back size 44 and a knicker size 24!
This is the only padded Curvy Kate style that I have tried so far and I absolutely love it. It is not heavily padded, just a nice foam lining to give smooth definition to the bust and the flattened seams mean it’s almost invisible under your clothes making it perfect for wearing under t-shirts and thin camis. The matching undies are in a really fun shorts style with a midway back so they sit a little higher over your bum and make it look super duper cute!
I’d really recommend giving Curvy Kate a try if you haven’t done so yet, there are so many lovely styles to try! All of the four sets at the top of the page are now available in the new extended size range and you can find them here – Wild Cat // Ellace // Princess // Daydreamer.