Confession: I was somewhat reluctant to do a lingerie shoot. Not because there’s anything wrong with posing in lingerie. And not because I was uncomfortable wearing a sexy, lacy, burlesque-y outfit that showcases my jiggly bits. Ashamedly, it just seemed a bit taboo at first. Though I am completely against the opinion that plus-size women shouldn’t post in swimsuits or panties because of their size, I knew I was going to be putting myself at risk for backlash and negative commentary. But then I realized that that in and of itself was reason to go for it. If more larger women confidently strut their stuff, maybe that taboo thing will slowly diminish. Maybe seeing normal women will actually become normal!
As usual, I drew inspiration from Gabi Gregg, who collaborated with Hips and Curves on a Valentine’s Day photo shoot. Of course, I thought, “I can do this,” and proceeded to e-mail the lovely folks at Hips and Curves immediately. I was delighted when they suggested featuring me on their blogger spotlight, and even more ecstatic when I was told we could continue collaborating for future photo shoots (so stay tuned!). I consider this first shoot an ode to both Gabifresh and Hips and Curves, one of the most gorgeous plus-size lingerie shops out there. So here you go…me and my undies…classy ones, of course.
Strappy Stretch Lace Bra, $34.95
Sheer Stay-Up Stockings, $21.95 for two
Cropped Ribbed Tank, $16.95