5 Panty Styles Every Plus Size Woman Should Own

Comfortable, flattering panty style options for plus size women seem to be few and far between. Despite the noble efforts of curvy models and body positivity movements, plus size figures and their needs remain grossly underrepresented in the women’s lingerie and underwear industries.

That being said, finding high-quality plus size lingerie and everyday underwear is not impossible. These four plus size panty styles are comfortable, practical, trendy options that are especially ideal for curvier women.

  1. Shaping Panties

Panty shapewear is one of the most subtle types of shapewear—in fact, no one will be able to tell you’re wearing shapewear at all. These panties are ultra-discreet, but can still effectively refine your figure and render your tummy pooch or muffin top absolutely invisible under even the tightest tops and dresses.

Shaping panties are made from special firming fabric and designed with a high, extra wide waistband that offers gentle shaping coverage for common problem areas around your midsection. From your tummy to your hips to your waist, panty shapewear slims and sculpts your figure to create a smooth, flattering finish under anything you wear—including unforgiving body-con dresses and tight tank tops.

  1. Cheeky Panties

If you’re looking for sexy panties, keep cheeky styles in mind the next time you’re shopping for panties. One of the downsides of having a curvy figure is that it is far too easy for panties to ride up your curves, leading to unsightly panty lines and uncomfortable wedgies.

Cheeky panties can comfortably accommodate your curves more effectively than other similar semi-skimpy panty styles. They stay in place effortlessly and won’t ride up even with all-day wear. Plus, cheeky panties are stylish and sexy with a flirty, universally flattering finish. They are a versatile option that can easily double as both sexy lingerie and everyday underwear.

  1. Everyday Lace Panties

Comfortable everyday panty options for plus size women can be pretty bleak. It seems like the only options are either unflattering granny panties or ultra-sexy but impractical and uncomfortable lingerie-like styles.

You shouldn’t have to choose between comfort and style for your everyday panties—no matter what size you wear. Simple brief or bikini panties with subtle lace trim or detailing offer a comfortable fit without looking frumpy, so you can feel sexy and stylish on a daily basis without sacrificing your comfort.

  1. Tanga Thong Panties

Thongs are universally renowned as one of the most uncomfortable panty styles on the market—especially for plus size women. Unfortunately, thongs are also a necessity from time to time when you need to avoid visible panty lines under form-fitting bottoms.

The skimpy design of classic thongs does not accommodate curvy figures well. However, you can find special thongs that offer slightly more coverage in the back without creating visible panty lines. These thongs are called tanga thongs, and they are designed with triangles of material in the front and back that offer more comfortable coverage than a classic thong but remain discreet under any clothing.