A plus size cami with bra is a versatile staple for any woman's lingerie drawer.
Wearing your Plus Size Cami with Bra
A cami with a built-in bra is a great addition to any intimate apparel wardrobe. They can be worn in many different ways and with many different items in your closet. A cami may not be the most supportive full-figure type of bra but it serves its purpose well and goes great when worn in ways such as:
- Under a jacket or shirt as an added layer
- As shapewear
- For fitness
- For sleeping
Some camisoles have underwire bras built in that would provide more support than a built-in shelf bra. Other styles may have lace or similar decorative accents. Some may be worn solely as shapewear and provide a smooth foundation under your clothing. Depending on your specific need, look for a style that will be comfortable and provide you with as much support as you may need.
Where to Find
Shopping for plus size lingerie may be frustrating at times. Many department store do not carry a wide range of bras in extended sizes. There are many online merchants who specialize in plus size lingerie such as:
- Avenue features the Shape Enhancers Contouring Camisole that can be worn as a layering piece. It provides light control and slims your shape without sacrificing an ounce of comfort. The molded cups define your bust while the wide straps are comfortable to wear. It comes in black, white and nude and in sizes 14/16 and 18/20.
- Lane Bryant sells Cacique camis in a wide range of styles. Some have lace, embroidery or sequin embellishments. Their lace trim cami has charmeuse cups and a smooth touch. It comes in black and in sizes 14/16, 18/20, 22/24 and 26/28.
A Big Attitude
- A Big Attitude sells plus size cami bras that are perfect for working out. They have a full shelf bra with 1" plush elastic band for comfort all around. Sizes run from 1X-6X and it comes in black, white and navy. There are also many other styles to choose from on their site.
- Bare Necessities sells a wide range of camisoles including the Body Wrap Shaping Underwire Plus Size Camisole. It provides both control and comfort. The camisole is part of the collection of seamless shapewear. It is available in both black and nude and in sizes 1X-3X.
- Silhouettes features their Shelf Bra Cami. It is an essential layering piece that is made from a cotton/spandex knit. The built-in shelf bra provides light, comfortable support. It has adjustable straps and comes in sizes XL-3X. Colors available are blue, cornsilk, ivory and pink.
- They also sell an underwire cami in both high neck and scoop neck styles. Both have a true underwire bra with lightly padded cups built right in for more support than a traditional shelf bra. They offer a smooth fit and great coverage plus extra support. Both have adjustable straps and a back hook for customized comfort. They are made from a smooth cotton/nylon/spandex knit. Colors available are black, java and white and they come in sizes 36C-48F.
As with any other piece of lingerie, be sure to care for your plus size cami with bra properly. Many lingerie pieces need to hand-washed and air-dried in order to keep their shape. Be sure to read instructions before washing to keep your cami looking its best.