The best places to buy plus-size underwear
These retailers offer sizes for any body.
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When it comes to underwear, people often like to brag about the sexy lingerie or the pretty matching bra and panty set they bought. But no one talks about everyday underwear. You know, the stuff you wear when you just want to be comfortable. Or when you’re feeling bloated or you’re on your period and don’t want to ruin your “nice undies.” You just want something that feels good but isn't ugly—is that too much to ask?
For plus-size people, it can be tough to find everyday underwear that fits well and looks stylish. You don’t want to just wear granny panties and boring old boxers all the time—you want cute hipsters, boyshorts, and thongs, too! If you’re also in search of quality undergarments in sizes that fit your body, shop these best places to buy plus-size underwear, from tried-and-true standards like Fruit of the Loom to newcomers like Adore Me and MeUndies.
1. Adore Me
Sizes: 12 - 28 (XL - 4X)
Adore Me offers a plethora of bras, underwear, and lingerie in women’s sizes XL to 4X. It claims to be the “first brand to offer extended sizing across all our products.” This may or may not be true, but what is: There aren’t many sustainable clothing brands out there that make sizes upwards of 4X. To fill that void, the brand created AIM, or the Adore Me Impact Matrix, an in-house grading system for its products based on waste, water, fabrics, and chemicals. This scoresheet analyzes each of its products manufactured in-house and determines how much is being wasted, therefore figuring out what can be improved.
With more than 80 underwear options to choose from starting at $9.95, you have plenty to choose from. And if you fall in love, you can save even more with Adore Me’s VIP subscription membership. For $39.95 a month, it provides you with $10 off any bra and undies set, free shipping and exchanges, VIP exclusive sales, and so much more. Plus, if you don’t shop one month or choose to skip a month, you get refunded your fee until you decide to make another purchase.
Sizes: 00 (women's size 10) - 6 (women's size 30)
Torrid is one of the top spots for plus-size fashion, and along with plenty of women’s clothing, it also offers underwear. The brand’s sizing is different from other sites but once you familiarize yourself with it, it’s quite simple. Its size 00 is equal to a regular size 10, the 0 is a 12, 1 is 14-16, and so on, all the way up to Torrid size 6 which equals a size 30. If you’re unsure of your size, check out the detailed sizing guide for how to measure yourself before buying.
Although the brand only sells women’s clothing and therefore only women’s underwear, Torrid offers a variety of styles like boyshort, brief, hipster, cheeky, and high waist. Yes, the undies are on the pricier side, starting at $12.50 a piece, but it's worth it for clothing that’s made specifically for curvier bodies.
Sizes: XL - 4X
MeUndies started as a way to get cute matching underwear with your partner, but has since grown into so much more. It now offers plenty of adorable options in both men’s and women’s sizes XL to 4X, starting at $16 a pair, and offers a monthly membership where you can get new undies each month for a couple dollars off, plus discounts on additional a la carte items.
The brand is also a firm believer that people should be able to express themselves however they’d like, even if that goes against the gender binary. It launched a “cause marketing platform” called MeUndies Gives as a way to help those who need support in living their truth. Through MeUndies Gives, the brand partners with organizations that “help lift systemic barriers through open conversations and creativity.” Its 2021 partners include LA LGBT Center, The Body Positive, and Fashion Scholarship Fund.
4. Fit for Me by Fruit of the Loom
Sizes: 9 (women's size 14/16) - 14 (women's size 34/36)
Ah, Fruit of the Loom—the cotton classic, undies from this brand are great for those days when you prioritize comfort and value over anything else. The sizing is strange, in that a 9 is equivalent to a 14/16 and a 14 is comparable to a 34/36, but once you find your size, you’re set.
Even better, you can get a pack of six pairs for under $20. Considering that it’s hard to find a single pair of undies for under $20 at some of the other retailers on this list, this is a major win.
5. Duluth Trading
Sizes: XL - 4X
As a store you might know for outdoor equipment and car accessories, you might be surprised to find that Duluth Trading also sells men’s and women’s underwear in sizes upwards of 4X. The women’s options, which start at $16.50 a pair, include varieties of briefs, hi-cut, hipsters, bikinis, and boyshorts. The men’s options, from $19.50, include briefs, short boxer briefs, boxer briefs, extra long boxer briefs, and boxers. Whether you shop online or in-store, Duluth Trading has something for almost every body.
6. Cacique by Lane Bryant
Sizes: 12 - 36
With sizes up to 36, Lane Bryant’s lingerie brand Cacique offers a range of women’s underwear, including briefs, hipsters, boyshorts, thongs, and cheeky styles—all made for plus-size bodies. All of the undies are made specifically for plus-size bodies and cost under $30 per pair—the cheapest ones start at $9.50. You’ll find both neutral colors and fun patterns and designs. There’s a detailed fit guide to help you find the right size. And did we mention Cacique claims to have donated $1.5 million dollars to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation since 2016? Even more of a reason to shop here.
7. Origami Customs
Sizes: XL - 5X
This queer-owned brand makes handmade underwear from a range of luxe fabrics, including mesh, lace, chiffon, and satin. Some are even made of sustainable materials like bamboo and recycled polyester. The pieces are available in unisex sizes XL to 5X. There are even options with gaff, which are compression undies that make it look as though your nether regions are flat, no matter what you have going on down there.
Sizes: XL - 6X
Founded in 2013 by Fran Dunaway and her wife Naomi Gonzalez, TomboyX offers a variety of bras, underwear, and loungewear for people of all genders and sizes. This retailer is one of the few on this list that sell sizes up to 6X in most of its clothing.
What we really love about TomboyX is that each design comes in unique styles that are different from the stereotypical cuts. Along with thongs, bikinis, hipsters, briefs, boyshorts, you can get 4.5-inch trunks, 6-inch fly, and even 9-inch boxer briefs. Starting at $20 a pop, it’s on the pricier end of the spectrum, but for a pair of comfy underwear—and even better, a pair of boxer briefs that prevent chub rub—we’d pay almost anything.
9. Lucky Skivvies
Sizes: 16-26 (XL - 3X)
Gender-neutral boxer briefs for every body? Yes, please. Made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex, these quirky $24 boxer briefs come in unisex sizes S to 3X. Every Lucky Skivvies boxer also comes with a “convenience pocket” located on the outer left thigh to store a key or card.
This brand isn’t just for queer people, but its designs are geared towards the LGBTQ+ community—think rainbow avocados, rainbow zebras, and rainbow unicorns. The boxers are wearable for anyone, no matter what you’ve got going on downstairs, and they’re designed with an open fly for breathability. Lucky Skivvies’ size chart helps you figure out what size to order without even measuring.
Sizes: 14/16 - 38/40
The printed designs of Avenue's selection of women’s underwear are to die for. From avocados with hearts to peaches and stars, you can get each pattern on any style of underwear you're most comfortable in, whether you prefer lace thongs or cotton cheeky hipsters, starting at $10. Avenue also sells boyshort briefs that are comparable to the popular ones from Lucky Skivvies and cover your thighs so there’s no chafing when you’re walking. All of its styles come in women’s sizes 14/16 to 38/40, which is some of the widest variety of sizing on this list.
11. Play Out Apparel
Sizes: XL - 5X
This LGBTQ-owned brand makes underwear for people of all sizes, regardless of gender. Its underwear is sold in two categories: Flat Front and Pouch Front. (We're sure you can figure out what each of those means.) What’s really great about these genderless options is that each category sells the same styles, just tailored differently to fit those bodies. This way anyone can wear a jockstrap or a thong or a pair of boxer briefs, and it’ll fit them properly. Play Out Apparel’s sizing is equally as inclusive as its styles, ranging from XL to 5X. Pricing starts at $20 per pair.
12. Bear Skn
Sizes: XL - 6X
When Bjorn Ryan-Gorman realized that most “men’s” underwear was tailored for slimmer, muscular bodies and that it was hard to find anything comfortable for bigger men, he wanted to solve that problem. With his partner Jody Koenig, he founded Bear Skn, a brand of men’s clothing designed to fit larger bodies. From underwear and briefs to jocks and socks, Bear Skn has it all, in men’s sizes up to 6X. The underwear, which starts at $22.99 per pair, is made of a sweat-wicking and lightweight bamboo fabric and come in a variety of patterns and fun designs.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.