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You can still wear sexy lingerie and feel great, even if you’re over 40 and 50. These 15 pieces of lingerie for older women highlight your assets, hide the areas you don’t feel great about, and will make you feel absolutely beautiful when you wear them.
Are you already shaking your head saying, “No, no. I never could.”? Well, I’m here to tell you that lingerie for older women exists and you can still feel beautiful and sexy in lingerie, even if you’re over 50. Yes, even if your body isn’t quite the same as it was when you were 30. Yes, without feeling constricted or constantly tugging at random straps and belts. And, yes, without exposing more of your body than you feel comfortable doing.
I’ve rounded up 15 pieces of lingerie that are just ideal for women over 40 and 50. Everything I’ve selected is designed to flatter older bodies like my own by highlighting the parts we want to show (now’s the time to show off some cleavage!) and minimizing the areas we may want to hide (I call these my “squishy spots”).
I’ve picked a variety of pieces that range from fairly modest to va-va-voom sexy so you can pick a piece that you feel comfortable wearing.
A few notes about lingerie buying:
Take your measurements and check sizing before ordering. Sizing can vary widely and a perfect fit is essential to feeling comfortable in your lingerie.
Check return policies. If you buy something and feel uncomfortable in it, return it! You should only wear lingerie that makes you feel like a goddess.
This Camisole and Shorts set is perfect for the shy woman who wants to be a little sexy. From the front, it's a cute and comfy sleep set. But the rear view is all sexy, flirty lace.
I have a lot of lingerie from Adore Me and I love how they provide quality lingerie at a reasonable price. They show women in a variety of sizes so you can really get a feel for how something will look on your body and they have an inclusive size range so women of all sizes can feel comfortable and look sexy at the same time.
This cute set comes from a surprising store: WalMart! At $15.99, you can't beat the price and the sizes go up to 2XL so it's sure to flatter a range of body types. I love having a robe option with lingerie. That way, you can show as much or as little as you feel comfortable showing. I'm not sure why, but a satin robe always makes me feel glamorous.
This versatile set is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon and I can see why. It comes in a variety of colors and in sizes from XS to 3XL. As I mentioned earlier, I love options with a robe because you can choose how much you want to show. This set even comes with a choice of tap pants or a thong so you can decide just how brave you want to be while you're getting dressed.
This pajama set is ready to support you whether your mood is buttoned up or letting it all hang it out. Choose from a pair of satin pajamas that Doris Day would love to wear or add in a camisole or pair of shorts to make things a little sexier.
This Satin Chemise from White House Black Market hints at sexiness without revealing too much skin. The bias cut flows over your curves. Pair with the matching robe for some old-time Hollywood Glamour.
This chemise hugs your curves without being too tight and has a see-through side lace panel. The reviews for this nightgown are positively glowing, with many reviewers mentioning how comfy this nightgown is and how flattering the side lace panel is. (I would suggest cutting out the tag that shows through the lace panel.)
If you're comfortable showing a bit more skin, this satin chemise really shows off the ladies and comes in sizes from Small to 4X Large. Reviewers talk about how beautiful and flattering this nightgown is. Be sure and order one size up from your normal size, as this nightgown does run small.
I want to take you on a little journey now. The next few options are going to be the classic black chemise, but each one is going to get just a little more risque. You can pick the option you feel most comfortable in.
We're starting out with this racerback chemise from Nordstrom. The soft jersey is comfortable without being too clingy, the cut is flattering to women who might to have a bit more coverage over their rear end, and the lace detail adds a touch of romance.
The reviews specifically mention how this chemise fits nicely without highlighting the midsection, something many of us women over 50 want to keep covered.
Ready to take things up a notch? This chemise will definitely turn heads in the bedroom with its lace panel emphasizing the bust. The rest of the chemise is soft jersey covering the midsection and rear.
The straps in back are adjustable for a good fit up top and the reviewers mentioned how sexy and comfortable they felt in this chemise.
Ready to dial things up to the maximum heat? This black lace chemise is completely sheer but the a-line skirt helps hide any areas you might feel uncomfortable showing. Adjustable straps provide a custom fit and the fabric is soft and clingy without being tight so it doesn't emphasize any problem areas.
This sheer robe and g-string set are undeniably sexy but provide a bit more coverage and comes in sizes from Small to 4X so you can find the fit that's right for you no matter your size. I love supporting brands with inclusive sizing.
There's nothing sexier than the confidence you feel when you're wearing a matching bra and panty set that makes you look your best. This purple pattern set from Adore Me provides the support your girls need along with just a touch of cleavage. The reviews gush over how pretty and how comfortable this set is.
Soma bras and panties are a favorite among my friends. We all swear by the Vanishing Panties as a no-show option under leggings and the 360 Perfect Coverage Front Close Bra is unique in that it provides comfort and support for both small- and large-busted women.
And the best part? Look how pretty they are. This Honey Rose color will make you feel like a princess and it hides under clothes as well as any of your nude bras.
I'm finishing this list with the most daring option. If you're feeling brave, I really encourage you to try out this corset. A corset is a wonderful piece of lingerie because it enhances your natural assets and shapes your midsection. Sizes for this corset go up to 6XL and check your measurements before ordering - you may need to size up.
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