Thin privilege is the ability to buy lingerie.

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Thin privilege is the ability to buy lingerie.

Though there are lots of lingerie brands out there that carry plus sizing, most of them stop at a U.S. 22/24. Over a U.S. 28, you’re pretty much out of luck.

I once heard from someone who operated a plus-size lingerie shop that when she’d go to expos as a buyer, she couldn’t even buy extended-size lingerie from manufacturers. No matter how much interest she expressed or how much demand there was, manufacturers and wholesalers simple wouldn’t consider making it.

For an overview of the options that are available to larger fat folks, head to Huge Tracts of Land. (Yes, it’s a pop culture reference!)

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Hi there! I'm Lindley. I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work here at