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Misconceptions about lingerie


Lingerie shopping is hard, plus size lingerie shopping is extremely hard - so why are there so many misconceptions around it that make things even more difficult! Here are a few of the most common misconceptions and why they aren't true!

Lingerie is for sex

Okay, yes. That is definitely one reason but it is definitely not the only reason.

Traditionally, still even today, women wear lingerie for their partner to celebrate their wedding or to enhance their sex life or even to do something nice for them.

When Bras By S was just an idea in my mind, all I knew was that I wanted to be able to empower a woman's life and build her self confidence and her self love as high as possible.

I then looked into my own life, what do I do to achieve and fulfil those three things in my life? I wear lingerie. Due to my bodies size, I found it difficult to find sexy lingerie in Australia that would fit, which is why I started my plus size lingerie boutique!

If you are reading this, and thinking that you have never thought of it like "that", I would recommend giving it a go, take a look at the related blog post I have written which states why women wear lingerie - almost every single woman said it gave confidence!

Lingerie is only for women

Lingerie is generally made for women, there is a much larger range for women than men however there is absolutely options for men too. Men could also opt for a larger ladies garment if this was something he was interested in.

Note: Bras By S currently focuses on options for women's plus size lingerie however we are continually updating our stock and introducing new and exciting garments, men's lingerie is definitely something we are looking into!

Lingerie can only be worn by "skinny" girls

No! This even hurts me to write - absolutely not. Lingerie is a way of expressing yourself, of boosting confidence, of empowering your day-to-day life and boosting your self-love. Every single person, despite their size, gender and beliefs, is allowed to do and feel those things.

Lingerie can be and should be worn by every single person who wants too.

I believe marketing and size limitations at some brands have a large role in this, which is why we offer and advertise to women of all sizes, especially plus size.

Good lingerie is expensive

Incorrect. You can certainly find good lingerie on a budget too (take a look at us!).

Extremely cheap lingerie (a few dollars) is probably a few dollars for a reason, the quality may lack however if you are looking at a piece and it is $30+, chances are, it will be just as great quality as those expensive brands!

So there you have it! The biggest misconceptions about lingerie and why they aren't true!


Bras By S is an Australian Lingerie Boutique, offering sizes 6-30 with more than 500+ styles available in plus size.

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