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Plus-size lingerie for the curvy vixen

Marcy Guevara is one of our SheKnows Experts. She's a plus-size style guru and host who uses her charming personality to help women of all sizes feel amazing in their skin. She was the host of Big Girl in a Skinny World, a YouTube series...

In order to be intimate and enjoy yourself, you have to feel good about yourself.

As a plus-size woman, I know how time-consuming and nerve-wracking it can be to find the perfect outfit. When it comes to finding sexy lingerie the struggle can be even more intense! So often we're worried about cellulite here or "fluff" there, but realistically, have you ever undressed for someone and then been asked to leave? No? That's what I thought. Regardless of who you're in bed with, and how many times they've seen you in your skivvies you want to look and feel phenomenal. In order to be intimate and enjoy yourself, you have to feel good about yourself.

I know what areas I want to accentuate and which I'd rather not expose. That can be tough in the bedroom, but I have found some fabulous frocks that will have you feeling fabulous whether the lights are on or off.

I've taken some of the guesswork out of the search for the perfect treat to add to your trousseau. Here are some of my favorite pieces that will make your Valentine's Day look perfect.

For something sweet
and sassy

Fifty shades of
curvy goodness

Diamond Fantasy Tie Cup Marabou Babydoll (Hips and Curves, $40)

Strappy Cup Babydoll (Lane Bryant, $50)

This baby-doll style teddy from Hips and Curves will definitely get the blood pumping. I love the sheer overlay and playful marabou.

Diamond Fantasy Tie Cup Marabou Babydoll (Hips and Curves, $40)

Cacique’s line of lingerie is phenomenal and will always satisfy. This look is va-va-voom while still providing a little coverage for any problem areas you want to conceal.

Strappy Cup Babydoll (Lane Bryant, $50)

Play the part of the Parisian maid

Show your love how much you heart them

Lace Apron Babydoll (Lane Bryant, $60)

Embroidered Hearts Chemise Plus (Fredericks, $52)

Lane Bryant’s intimates line, Cacique, has reinvented the traditional French maid look and given you the opportunity to have fun with your bedroom style. Let this delicate and romantic piece enhance and hug your curves if you dare!

Lace Apron Babydoll (Lane Bryant, $60)

Frederick’s has always stood for all things sexy and now us curvy girls can get in on the action too. This little number is colorful, sensual and sweet without the feel of wearing a costume.

Embroidered Hearts Chemise Plus (Fredericks, $52)

Torrid temptress

Lady in white

Lace & Chiffon Halter Babydoll (Torrid, $39)

Pleated Chiffon & Contrast Lace Cami Top & Pants Set (Always for Me, $79)

The gorgeous lace detail on this chemise from Torrid is a must have for your trousseau.

Lace & Chiffon Halter Babydoll (Torrid, $39)

Opt for something dramatic and modestly sexy. This sheer pant will provide coverage and sensuality at the same time.

Pleated Chiffon & Contrast Lace Cami Top & Pants Set (Always for Me, $79)

If this is your first Valentine’s Day with someone, I would recommend going for something simple instead of overly sexual. If you've been together a while, spice it up and be bold; opt for the feisty French maid or a strappy bondage-inspired choice. Find some heels and consider wearing them to engage your legs — and keep them on even after your lingerie is off. Above all, the most important part of this process is loving your body no matter what size it is. Confidence is the sexiest thing you can wear in or out of the bedroom, so hold your head high and embrace your inner goddess.

Connect with Marcy online at Facebook or Twitter and Instagram @themarcyminute!

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