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All women, regardless of their shape or size, want to feel sexy and desirable. Women with large bellies can wear sexy lingerie by choosing the right fabric, color, style and size. The right lingerie will conceal your imperfections while enhancing your best features. The wrong lingerie can make a woman with a large belly look shapeless and unattractive.

Conceal the Negative

Lingerie is about looking and feeling sensual, sexy, special and desirable. Women with large bellies should avoid materials that are tight or clingy such as PVC, leather and Lycra as these tend to draw attention to unsightly bulges. Choose lingerie styles that are loose in the waist and made from flowing materials such as silk or satin as these materials drape well and accentuate the figure.

Accentuate the Positive

Draw attention away from from your belly by accentuating the areas of your body you find most attractive. For example, if you feel your bosom is your best feature, wear bras that accentuate your cleavage. If you are proud of your shapely legs, show them off with a negligee that conceals the tummy but highlights the legs such as a baby doll nightie. If you believe Sir Mix-a-Lot had you in mind when he was rapping about his favorite female attribute, then wear panties or thongs that draw attention to your shapely derriere.

Keep it Simple

Keep your lingerie's colors simple. All of the pieces you wear at the same time should be the same color. Dark colors such as black, brown, navy blue and burgundy will make you seem slimmer. Some plus-size women have personalities as large as their physiques that demand expression through bold patterns. However, large designs may draw attention to the large belly you want to conceal. Instead, wear lingerie with smaller designs or bold, colorful accessories.


Many plus-sized women erroneously believe that buying larger sizes will hide their large bellies and make them look slimmer. Actually, lingerie that is too large looks shapeless and unattractive while properly fitted outfits help accentuate your positive attributes. Choose items that fit your personality. If you are conservative or self-conscious about your large belly, wear long gowns and add layers such as a silky robe that complements the rest of the ensemble. Women with flirty personalities may want to wear outfits that are more revealing.