Manolo for the Big Girl Fashion, Lifestyle, and Humor for the Plus Sized Woman.

November 19, 2007

Oh. My.

Filed under: Lingerie — Francesca @ 8:53 am

Francesca never ceases to be amazed to find out which mainstream clothing providers offer a selection in plus sizes.

Or, in today’s case, not exactly mainstream . . . and not exactly clothing . . . more like a studied lack of clothing . . .

Who knew that Frederick’s of Hollywood has a Plus-Size section?

Indeed! They acknowledge that fat women have powers of seduction!

Francesca cannot show too many examples, as most are definitely Not Safe For Work.

She will simply specify that most items in their plus-size page come in 1x and 2x, and some in 3x. And most work better for Pears than for Apples (though as always each woman must decide what works for her).

However, for Apples, they offer this little red velvet Santa thigh-high with princess seams.

Merry Christmas indeed.


  1. What, no Santa hat? Sheesh. It needs a Santa hat.

    Comment by Toby Wollin — November 19, 2007 @ 9:58 am

  2. Toby-

    Here is the matching hat!

    xoxo, Francesca

    Comment by Francesca — November 19, 2007 @ 10:51 am

  3. Actually, FoH has had Plus sizes for about a decade. And a few of their retail locations have carried some of these products. Call your local stores to find out if they do.

    Comment by Rach — November 19, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

  4. Not only do they carry cute “night time wear” – but I wear a 40 H as a bra size and I have had good luck with their bras too!!

    Comment by Holly — November 19, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

  5. Yes, they have been great about the plus sizes and petites.

    Comment by Dowdydiva — November 19, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

  6. Mrs. Claus just emailed the link to her husband. Thanks for finding a site that ships to Canada too!

    Comment by Procrastamom — November 19, 2007 @ 2:46 pm

  7. Ahhh, the plus size section. About 6 years ago, my cousin and I convinced a size 24 friend to buy a gorgeous teal teddy and matching thong from Frederick’s. She had never purchased lingerie before. She was a little nervous..but she wore it that night for her husband. The next morning, she was smiling and he was on cloud 9. She told us later that he was so happy – one of his biggest fantasies was to see her in something like that. In addition to the post-coital glow, that night also produced their oldest daughter.

    Comment by Urban Chick — November 19, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

  8. About 6 years ago, my cousin and I convinced a size 24 friend to buy a GORGEOUS teal teddy with matching thong. Never in her life, even she was a size 8, had she worn lingerie.

    Long story short, her husband of one year was so happy that night. He told her it was one of his fantasies to see her in something like that. In addition to an amazing post coital glow, that night also produced the couples oldest daughter :)

    Comment by Urban Chick — November 19, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

  9. I am not at all surprised that Frederick’s carries plus sizes. If there were ever a company who realized that all women, whether size 2 or size 22, have an inner ho just begging to be let out, it would be Frederick’s. I remember looking at the catalogs my mom got from them in the 1970’s and they were just hysterical. Loads of fun.

    Comment by Kimberly — November 19, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

  10. I’ve had great luck with their bras (it’s incredibly hard to find nice sexy bras in a 34F), and they have a fabulous return policy. If you buy something and it doesn’t fit, you can return it no questions asked, which is rare for undergarments. Their customer service has always been friendly and helpful to me, and I cannot recommend them enough.

    My only beef with them is the ridiculous extra service charges for international orders, but now that I work for a company that does online sales, I understand most of it goes to pay the customs brokers who expedite cross-border shopping. Those guys are foul, money-grubbing so-and-sos. >

    Comment by Diane — November 19, 2007 @ 10:35 pm

  11. Also they are doing an After Thanksgiving Sale. With Free Shipping (Standard within the US) for orders over $25 placed before Midnight PST. Friday, November 23rd.

    Comment by Rach — November 23, 2007 @ 11:13 am

  12. Hi there I like your post “Manolo for the Big Girl!” so well that I like to ask you whether I should translate into German and linking back. Greetings Engel

    Comment by — December 3, 2008 @ 11:52 pm

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