Plus size fashionistas scour runways and magazines for the season’s latest clothing trends, but where can they look for the latest trends in plus size lingerie? Plus size lingerie experts About Curves report back, revealing the most intimate trends for spring and summer 2011.

As we move into the warmer months, romance, nostalgia, and femininity abound in both texture and color. For spring and summer, the “lingerie as outerwear” trend continues to be hot. Plus size corsets and bustiers make a great transition from boardroom to happy hour, and they look stunning paired with a pencil skirt. Plus size camisoles also add a romantic touch under a suit jacket or light sweater.

Floral fabrics, silky jacquards, lace, and bold accents all add to the nostalgic mood, harkening back to as early as nineteenth century Romanticism and as late as the 1960s. Likewise, colors such as lavender, aqua, turquoise, and coral provide a softer side of their primary color counterparts.

Another main focus is the layering of loose, sheer fabrics. Plus size chemises often use this layering technique to convey an ethereal sense of demureness while also providing a very flattering feminine shape.

On New York runways, clothing designers played up layers with monochromatic tones for a soft sophistication and allure. This greatly benefits plus size women who may be hesitant to try plus size lingerie, as the abundance of sheer layers provides both temptation and modesty.

Pricing and Availability offers lingerie for plus size women including pajama sets, corsets, peignoirs, teddys and more, in prices ranging from $27.99 to $129.99. Sizing ranges from a 1X (18-20) to a 7X (30-32).

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