Body positive activist and all-around superstar Chrystal Bougon is the owner and founder of America's first brick-and-mortar plus size lingerie shop (with an online component for those of us not located in CA!), Curvy Girl. She's done so much to support and empower fat babes and couples everywhere, and is a personal hero of mine.
Donuts & Dissent was recently granted an exclusive interview with Chrystal Bougon, and, as a thank-you for the article, she gifted me two pairs of Kixies.
If you've ever seen a photo of my thighs, you know that they're huge. They're even bigger in person. I'm a size 22/24, and before Chrystal gave me my first pairs of Kixies, I'd never been able to find a pair of plus size thigh-high stockings that actually stayed up on my thighs. I tried stockings at all the popular stores and shelled out a lot of money trying to find a pair that would work for me, and nothing did; they always rolled down my thighs, were comically too small despite being labeled as 'plus size', or they didn't have enough elastic and slouched down sadly right away to rest on my mid-calf. I'd lost hope, given up and decided that thigh-highs just weren't meant for fat girls like me.
When the package arrived at my doorstep, I was skeptical and doubtful. I'd seen Chrystal rave about them online, but I'd tried so many failed thigh-highs and didn't want to get my hopes up. When I took them out of the package, my hope was restored when I saw how many inches of almost rubbery, grippy liner the tops of the thigh-highs have.
I tried them on, and magic happened. They felt secure to my thick thighs, and they stayed up.
I've worn both pairs out several times and they have yet to show signs or wear or tear, which is also an impressive feat in and of itself. Before discovering Kixies, I'd gotten my hosiery from Torrid, and I was lucky if they lasted a single wear without falling apart on me.
I'm getting more into boudoir photography and am so excited to have these beautiful babies to wear during my next shoot in April. I'll be updating this blurb with the photos when I get them back! Until then, head over to Curvy Girl and yourself a pair of Kixies! Thank you as always, Chrystal, for showing me the light and renewing my faith in plus size lingerie.