Now with more sizes!

Sizes 0 to 30 now offered by La Vie en Orange
Have you ever tried something new kind of quietly and realized you loved it? And just kept practicing and getting better at it until you couldn't keep it a secret any longer?

That's how I feel about La Vie en Orange's new curvy girl undies. They've been 3 years in the making, and we've spent that time building our confidence serving curvier ladies through custom work and learning about needs and common complaints of buying undies "off the rack." 

Have you ever cursed your undies for falling down from over your pooch? Or for displaying crack whether or not you were working under the sink? Or maybe your undies are the right height in front, but not in the back? Or vice versa?

Regardless of your former undie woes, La Vie en Orange now officially carries sizes 0-30 in our made-to-order boy-cut & brief undies.

Now, we know that the boy-cut isn't the best cut for lotsa ladies, and the brief isn't what everyone is looking for either, so while we're working on adding other cuts to the lineup, we'll be making sizes 18-30 on a made-to-order basis, so you can say, 

  • "Hey. I'd really love if you used wider elastic on the waistband for mine."
  • Or, "Can we cut the leg hole a little higher, please?"
  • Or, "Could we make the front a few inches higher than the back?
  • Or "Can we arch the back waistband so it's like an upside down smile and keeps me covered?"

And we'll answer, "Yes." Every time.

And even if you don't know exactly what you need when you place the order, if they don't fit exactly how you want them to, we'll tweak them and do alterations until they're your perfect size- it's our Hot Booty Guarantee.

So it's an off-the-rack/bespoke hybrid of sorts. All with the goal of making you forget about your undies the second you put them on so you can get to making the world your oyster.

Here's what curvy-girl and client extraordinaire Andrea had to say about her experience and Upitees:

I’ve known about LVEO for a really long time, but I was scared to try them because as a plus-sized lady, even when things are *supposed* to fit, they don’t always fit (who decided that making something wider would fix the problem???).

But I finally bit the bullet took the plunge.

We needed to make a few minor tweaks to adjust the fit.

And at first it was startling to look at them – because the tshirt material doesn’t stretch and collapse like normal undies – so they’re much bigger than you want them to be.

I was also afraid because the material is so much thicker than my normal underwear and I don’t want bulky underwear. 

But they were bright and fun.

And they fit.

And they didn’t move.

I didn’t have to pull them up down or around all day. I didn’t have to worry about them going somewhere they shouldn’t when I sat or stood.

When I really realized the difference though was when I put my other underwear back on.

They (the old underwear)
suddenly felt thin and cheap and crappy. And they moved a lot, and I frequently had to adjust them.

Now I find myself rooting around for my Upitees and doing extra laundry to avoid my other underwear.

So this note is especially for ladies with butts, bellies, and/or unruly hips. It can be really demoralizing trying to find things that fit. And even worse when you really like something and it doesn’t fit.

So sometimes it’s easier just not to try.

Or to buy something cheap that will last a few months.

And when you hold them up in front of you, these underwear will probably be a lot bigger than you want, than you thought they’d be.

But it’s worth all of those things to feel wonderful in them. And to not have to pull and tug and adjust them.

To feel confident and comfortable.

It’s worth the money.

It’s worth the embarrassment of telling someone your measurements.

It’s worth being taken aback when they look big.

So worth it.

Sigh. This is how your undies should make you feel too. And so many thanks to Andrea for sharing her experience. 

If you have any questions, please let me know- email here, or comment below.

P.S. Check out the new size chart converter, now with Lane Bryant and Torrid, here.

4 Responses


May 16, 2016

Kate! You are too funny. I feel so lucky to have both you and Andrea in my life, and to be able to serve you in this way. Thank you for taking a moment to cheer us on! :) xoxo


May 16, 2016

AMEN SISTER!… Literally.


May 16, 2016

Alanya – we are so excited! And I am so grateful to Andrea for her support and bravery in both taking the plunge and sharing her experience. I’ll be sure to share your warm fuzzies. :) xoxo


May 16, 2016

Thank you for this, Andrea and Kori!

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