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Save on Kiyonna Lingerie

By Sarah On April 10, 2009 Comments Off

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Monroe Satin ChemiseKiyonna loves to spoil its customers, which is exactly why they are currently offering 35% OFF their entire lingerie collection. Simply use coupon code LUCKY09 at checkout. This offer expires on 4/13/2009 so don’t miss it!

Here’s a quick look at my favorite items within Kiyonna’s lingerie collection, and how much they’re currently discounted:

  • Monroe Satin Chemise: Was $78. Now $51.
  • Bardot Lace Camisole: Was $58. Now $38.
  • Harlow Lace Trim Cami and Hipsters: Was $58 + $24. Now $38 + $18.

Get Unconditional Support with Spanx

By Sarah On March 30, 2009 No Comments

Spanx at TorridIf finding good quality hosiery that fits well, and give your a good amount of support, is pretty much mission impossible for you, then have a look at the wide range of Spanx hosiery available at Torrid. Spanx styles include tummy control features, a comfy waistband that does not leave you out of breathe, no grid butt and a shaped foot. Lots of styles and colors available.

Look fabulous and feel firmer in Spanx shaping hosiery. Most styles are available in sizes F and G.

Buying Lingerie: Getting The Right Size

By Sarah On March 25, 2009 No Comments

Many men want to buy lingerie for their partner.  What better gift than something that makes your lady feel sexy and that you can both enjoy together time and time again?  But many men fear to make take the plunge, worried that they don’t know enough about lingerie to buy the right size or style.  Well, fear not, this guide is here to help you guys out there buy the right lingerie for your woman, in the right size!  Follow this simple advice and you can easily buy lingerie that not only fits your partner, but compliments her as well.

It’s All About Size
Embroidered Lace Plus Size Underwire BraSize is THE most important factor when buying lingerie for your partner.  It doesn’t matter whether you buy the perfect style of lingerie in her favorite material and colour, if the size just isn’t right, then everything else is just a waste of time.  Buying the wrong size is not only a waste of time and money, you have to return it and pick something all over again, but it can also insult your partner and make them feel bad about themselves; just the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve by buying lingerie in the first place!  If you buy lingerie that is too large then the lady in your life will think that you see her as larger than she is, she’ll be insulted and self conscious afterwards.  On the other hand if you buy something too small you’ll make her feel fat and she’ll think you’re implying that she could do with losing some weight.  Remember, getting the right size is everything!

Size Guide
Size guidelines and measurements differ between different countries, if you’re buying lingerie online make sure you double check which country the website is based in.  If buying from a different country make sure you use the size conversion guide below to get the right size of garment. There are two basic sizes you need to be aware of, the brassiere, which covers the breasts (think bra), and the underwear, which covers the crotch (think panties).

Brassiere (breasts)
The elements that make us a brassiere sizing are:

Band Size - the measurement of the rib cage directly below the breasts (in inches).

Bust Size – the measurement around the body and breast at it’s fullest point.

Cup Size - the measurement of the volume of the breast, calculated from the difference between the bust size and the band size.  Sizing is given in letters, ranging from the petite AA (less than an inch difference between bust and band size) through to the far more buxom KK (at 16 inches difference).

Together the two sizes, number and letter, combine to give the size of a bra or brassiere, for instance 32D, 34C, 32AA.  It can be confusing that, because of the way these sizes work together, there are sometimes overlaps in measurement; for instance: a 30C and 32B would have the same actual cup volume, but most brassieres are adjustable enough so that either size will be able fit.

Underwear (crotch)
Underwear measurements are much easier to understand for men than brassiere measurements are, mainly because they are taken in a way similar to men’s clothing.  Measurements are given in easy to understand letters, just like men’s clothes, ranging from XS (extra small) through to XXL (extra extra large) and sometimes beyond for larger women.  Alternatively, a numeric system is sometimes used to get a more exact measurement, which men might not be so familiar with, this normally ranges from 6 (the smallest) through to 24 (the largest).  These two different systems of underwear measurement are used interchangeably and below is a guide chart that compares numeric underwear sizes between different countries; a must have when buying lingerie from foreign websites.

x Conversion Chart
x UK     European     USA

XS            8          34                   4
S              10        36                   6
M             12        38                   8
L              14        40                  10
XL            16        42                  12
XXL          18        44                  14

Final Advice
Now that you know and understand lingerie sizing please, please think before you start shopping for lingerie and make sure you have a good idea of the exact sizes that you will actually need.  If the gift is a surprise and you don’t know the right size to buy, then use covert methods of finding out: sneak into the bedroom when she’s not there and check out her underwear drawer, or, and this is trickier, ask subtle questions.  If you’re really stumped and cannot find the correct sizes to buy, then it’s a good idea to pick a looser style, such as a babydoll or a chemise, instead of a tight fitting corset.  That way any small differences in size will be less noticeable, buy a slightly too small babydoll and it’s not a problem, buy a small corset and your partner won’t be able to breathe, let alone feel sexy.

So there you have it, an easy to understand guide to buying lingerie for women.  Now steel yourself and take the plunge, buy your partner some lingerie she will really enjoy, confident that you know how to pick out the right size for her.

Simply Fabulous Plus Size Lingerie Basics

By Sarah On March 10, 2009 No Comments

If you’re looking for a set of comfy lingerie made for the plus size body, to cater for your everyday needs, then following Hips and Curves’ simple formula:

  1. Get a lace trim cotton camisole,
  2. Stock up on comfy cotton briefs, with a 10 pack,
  3. Wrap up your sexy legs with the extra special opaque stay up stockings, 2 pair pack.

And there you have it! The simple recipe for plus size lingerie basics.

Announcing the Winner…

By Sarah On March 1, 2009 No Comments

First off, I apologise for this being a few days late! I got caught up with things last week and didn’t have time to announce the winner of the $50 gift card from Lane Bryant.

As announced last week, Lane Bryant launched a great new plus size bra, and we ran a little competition here to award a lucky lady a $50 gift card from Lane Bryant. We had great response, and I want to sincerely thank everyone for taking the time out to participate if our little competition.

Drum roll please….

The luck winner is Laura! Her last bra purchase was more than 5 years ago, so we thought she was very well deservant of this super gift card. Enjoy your prize Laura, and all the best for your wedding this Summer. We will be in touch shortly via email about collecting the gift card.

New Plus Size Push Up Bra - Win a $50 Gift Card

By Sarah On February 23, 2009 11 Comments


Push Up Demi Bra from Lane BryantLane Bryant/Cacique have just launched a sexy new Push Up Demi Bra and if you act fast, you can be one of the first women to get your hands on this sexy item! Lane Bryant have been extremely generous to us, and are providing a $50 gift card to one lucky Plus Size Clothing Scoop reader.

Here’s a bit about why this new Push Up Demi bra is so special: 


  • It’s lightweight, supportive and comfortable for everyday wear 
  • Delicate lace side details add a feminine touch to this versatile bra
  • Convertible multi-placement straps disappear under many clothing styles  
  • Available in black, sugar, café mocha, cloudy day, grey, bamboo, watermelon and Caribbean sea (sounds like a delicious vacation!) 
  • Available in size 36-48 C-H


How to Win the $50 Gift Card from Lane Bryant 
I will be awarding the gift card to one lucky reader. To take part in the giveaway, simply comment on this post, telling me why you deserve this gift card. The more original answer, will win the gift card. Winner will be chosen and announced this Friday,

Note: The winner will be contacted via email for their mailing address, which will only be used to send the gift card. Therefore if you win, please expect and email from us, and kindly reply within two days.


The Epitome of Plus Size Lingerie Elegance and Luxury

By Sarah On February 5, 2009 1 Comment

The Duchess - Plus size corset

This week Hips and Curves are presenting their newest creation: The Duchess, an authentic steel boned corset. This gorgeous piece of plus size lingerie, which is European made, truly epitomizes of elegance and luxury!

Whether you are in love, or out of love. Whether you are heartbroken, or the heartbreaker. This is the season to love, love, love and love again! Whether you have your designs on the guy next door, your life time love or a perfect stranger, let this stunning Duchess plus size corset from Hips and Curves bet the #1 tool in your lingerie arsenal this Valentine’s Day!

So go on, have a closer look at the Duchess corset.

Plus Size Corsets: Top Picks for Valentine’s Day

By Sarah On January 26, 2009 No Comments

If you want to make this coming Valentine’s Day one that you will remember for years to come, but are out of ideas, a quick visit to Hips and Curves will definitely get you creatives juices flowing. There are many ways how you can spice up the night, and make it a memorable one.

Prepare a nice romantic dinner for your partner. Some red wine and a touch of candle-light is obviously essential. Also essentials is some sexy plus size lingerie for you to wear when dessert time finally arrives! (Or perhaps you might choose to wear it all night!)

A sex piece of lingerie which should work wonders to give you a sexy look is a corset. Now just because you are a plus size woman does not mean you have to settle for anything boring and out-dated. Our friends at Hips and Curves offer a great selection of plus size corsets, which are hot, sexy and most of all, made for curves, so they will fit your figure better than the average lingerie would.

Here is an idea of what type of corsets you can find at Hips and Curves. There are my top picks for this Valentine’s Day:

Romantic Rhinestone Corset
Romantic Rhinestone Corset
This is a stretch velvet corset with a separating rhinestone zipper. Features form fitting lace up back and removable garters and comes with matching g-string.

Chinese Jacquard Corset
Chinese Jacquard Corset
This gorgeous Asian-inspired curvy corset has lace-up back, light boning and arrives with a matching G-string.

Satin Jacquard Corset
Satin Jacquard Corset
This sexy plus size corset makes for some hot, steamy and delayed passion when your lover has to unlace the ribbons down the back of your corset! If you are in a hurry you can just undo the hook and eye front, but why make it easy?

Candy Cane Corset
Candy Cane Corset
This super cute, and yet very sexy, candy cane corset has a strapless, cleavage enhancing design. The medium strength boning gives enough support to create a smooth, shapley waistline but still lets you eat and breathe and enjoy your Valentine’s Day. Matching G-string included.

Cacique Semi-Annual Intimates Sale

By Sarah On January 5, 2009 No Comments

Cacique Semi-Annual Intimates SaleLane Bryant is now running their semi-annual Cacique Intimates Sale. Now is your chance to get your hands on quality plus size lingerie at reduced rates. Here are the details:

  • Buy 2 bras and get 2 for free
  • Buy 5 panties for $25
  • All sleepwear $12.99 and up

These offers run through 11:59 p.m. PT on 13th January, so hurry and shop the sale today.

Massive Sales at Always For Me

By Sarah On December 27, 2008 No Comments

Always For Me SaleOk… everyone loves an after Christmas sale and Always For Me is having the biggest sale of the year. They have terrific deals on plus size swimsuits, plus size cover ups and plus size lingerie. Click on over to and check out the fabulous savings.

Plus size designer swimsuits - some of the best selling styles from 2008 are on sale now at 50% off.

50% off Miraclesuit swimsuits - if control is what you are looking for then you cannot miss with these great styles.

50% off Carol Wior swimwear again, offering fantastic control and patented floating underwire bust support for the C-Cup and up ladies. This sale includes the Carol Wior Twist Front Swimdress featured in Oprah at 50% off.

Also, receive 50% off Always For Me Chic bathing suits like the Kingston one piece bandeau and Manzillo 2 piece skirtini.

In addition to the above, you will find a fabulous selection of plus size cover ups and sun dresses in soft jersey knits, terry and lightweight cotton.

If your New Year’s plans include a little romance or you just want to pamper yourself with some great sexy styles - take a look at the discounts on their line of clearance plus size lingerie. These are the lowest prices of the year and will not last long!

And in addition, Always For Me is running a free shipping promotion for free UPS Ground shipping on purchases of $100 or more from now until 31st December, 2008.