Plus Size Panties Don't Have To Be Beige
A reader raised this point to myattention, and though I have written on similar topics before (see myongoing war against beige in lingerie,) it's worth addressing again.
Sherman says: Why is it that youngerbodies get most of the bright colored lingerie while sizes for fullerfigured bodies are predominantly black, beige or white?
Now, as much as I'd like to go offranting about the evils of a fashion industry that makes large peoplefeel ugly and unworthy of wearing pretty lingerie, I'll have torestrain myself. Because the fashion industry is just that, anindustry. It is cold, dispassionate and responds not to love, norhate, joy nor sadness but only to the call of money. So, I wouldconjecture, the fact that so much plus size lingerie is made inbeige, black or white reflects the tastes of the people buying it.
The good news is that it is quitepossible to buy plus size lingerie that is every bit as gorgeous andadorned as lingerie for the smaller sizes. You need only spend a fewminutes on 'the google' to work that out. However, if you go shoppingamong the major brands and in major department stores especially,you'll make the same observation that Sherman did, that the majorityof larger lingerie stocked does tend to be in plain, drab colors.
In fact, lingerie for working women (Imean, professional women with corporate jobs, not you know 'workingwomen,' also tends to come in a wide range of beige. I suppose thisis largely because a woman who is going to wear a crisp white shirtdoesn't want her lovely pink bra showing through it, but that's a copout as we all know. How many female office workers only wear whiteshirts these days? Hardly any. Women's fashion is far too rich andvaried to leave women with only a plain white blouse to wear (men'sfashion is another story.)
Long story short, it would appear thatlarger women (who make up the bulk of the plus size lingerie market,)prefer to buy plain underwear. Do they have to? No. Options are outthere. However plain underwear no doubt feels ostensibly morecomfortable, in the same way sweat pants and that oversized jumperGrandma gave you that reaches almost to your knees is morecomfortable than clothing that makes you look good.
Plus size panties don't have to bebeige. Strike out against the beige tyranny by not buying the stuff,and the fashion industry will notice and start producing prettierplus size lingerie.