Frequently Asked Questions
Why buy Buxom Envy plus size lingerie, bras & under garments?
- Over 20 years’ experience in Adelaide, fitting the right size and style of plus size lingerie, plus size bras, plus size maternity bras, plus size sports bras and plus size swimmers.
We ourselves wear the Buxom Envy range and take pride in making you feel comfortable, confident and beautiful on the inside and out.
My experience in Adelaide is now being experienced by all women over Australia and overseas.
- The quality and affordability of our wide range of plus size lingerie and bras.
- Our online fitting tool, that ensures you order the right sized and style plus size lingerie, plus size bras, plus size maternity bras, plus size sports bras and plus size swimmers first time.
- Our 100% satisfaction guarantee, we are not happy until you are happy. We have a support community. You can access this through us directly, our website and Facebook page.
How do I know which plus size I should buy?
We have the best online fitting tool available, which ensures that you receive the right size and style each and every time. Further to this, if you have any questions about your online order, you can simply call us at our Adelaide store.
Do you have physical stores?
Yes, we do, but we also have our online store. This allows us to provide our extensive plus size lingerie and bra range to any women, anywhere in Australia. No Australian women will now, not have the opportunity to feel comfortable, confident and beautiful.
Where do you deliver in Australia?
We deliver everywhere within New South Wales, but if you are visiting Adelaide. It would be great to see you in our store for a private professional fitting, by one of the highly experienced BE staff.
In addition to New South Wales, we deliver to all areas of Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory, Tasmania and ACT. We even deliver our plus size lingerie and bras to thousands of women in countries around the world.
Why do I need a wider band along the back of my plus size bra?
There are several reasons. A wide band is less likely to ride up your back or twist. A wide band will also give more support along the sides and allow for better posture. A wide band can give additional support, which means more freedom of movement.
Is a "D" cup in a 36D different from a "D" cup in, say a 42D?
Yes. As a plus size bra style increases in band size, the cups get wider as well. So, say you wear a 36C and your friend or family member wears a 44C, her cups (and breasts) will be larger.
What’s the Most Common Mistake Women Make About Their Plus Size Bra Size?
The number one mistake is increasing the band size instead of the cup size. For example, you try on a 34C and it feels tight. The mistake is moving to a 36C instead of a 34D. Don’t change band size unless you are unable to get a few fingers under the band of your bra.
How do I eliminate plus size knicker lines?
Wearing a thong or a G-string will eliminate plus size knicker lines in the back. However, if you find those uncomfortable, consider wearing a slip between your panty and garment. If this doesn’t work, consider a long-leg style plus size shapewear brief.
I need more control, should I go down a size in my plus size shapewear?
Absolutely not! A smaller plus size shapewear garment won’t fit properly and may be painful. Plus size shapewear comes in levels of control: light control, moderate control, firm control and extra firm control. Instead of going down a size, go up a control level.
When is the right time to buy a plus size maternity bra?
The right time is as soon as your breasts begin to swell and become tender. Plus size maternity bras are different from normal plus size bras in that they are specially designed to give extra support. They are also made to fit comfortably on the first (tightest) hook early in your pregnancy and adjust to the final (loosest) hook by your last trimester. However, it is not unusual for women to need a whole new size bra towards the end. Most mothers-to-be need to start wearing a plus size maternity bra by the fourth month of their pregnancy.
What is the best way to launder my plus size bras?
You can wash your plus size bra in the washing machine, but make sure it is hooked together to avoid tangling or hooking onto other clothing. It is always a good idea to put your plus size bras in a lingerie bag to keep them separate. Wash on a delicate cycle in cool water with gentle laundry detergent. It is not recommended to put your plus size bras or lingerie in the dryer.
Can I wear regular plus size bras throughout my pregnancy?
No, it is highly recommended to have fitted plus size maternity bra. During and after pregnancy, your breasts undergo numerous changes. They enlarge and become heavier and more sensitive. So, for late pregnancy and after delivery, choosing a plus size maternity bra that provides proper support can help you feel more comfortable and less fatigued. Normal plus size bras simply aren’t designed with these issues in mind.
What is the best way to put on plus size shapewear?
It’s like the way you put on stockings. Gather up the legs of the garment so that it is only a few inches tall. Step into the legs and pull it up to the point where you want the shapewear to begin. Now, gradually unroll the shapewear over your torso. If you do this, your plus size shapewear should be in the correct place.
What's the difference between a plus size sports bra and a regular plus size bra?
Whereas traditional plus size bras are designed to provide support, a plus size sports bra is designed to support and also reduce breast movement. It has been estimated that the average underwire reduces breast movement by 38%. However, a good plus size sports bra can reduce breast movement by at least 56%.
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