Lingerie….. Let’s face it, with so many different lingerie styles out there , it can be tricky to figure out which will look and feel best on your body. Whether you are an apple, pear, hourglass shape, petite, athletic or plus sized, every woman can pull off sexy lingerie. When it comes to body shapes and sizes, no two women look exactly alike. Need less support? Go with a bralette. Looking for more lift for your girls? Choose a bra with underwire and molded cups. High-waisted bikini bottom or low-cut thong? The list goes on and on!
Lingerie has to fit well, but it should also flatter your shape. It HAS to be sexy. Whether we’re wearing it for someone else, a Boudoir shoot, or for ourselves (layering something lacy under your clothes can be a total confidence booster), lingerie helps us feel good in our own skin. I sorted through ALL of the information that is out there and put together a list of what looks best on each body type.
Let’s Dig in!
This means that you have a smaller upper body build and categorized as “athletic”. This does not mean that you necessarily are small busted; it just means that you have a smaller top that tapers out. Babydolls flatter this body type the best because they are tight at top and loosen out at the bottom. If you are small chested, try a babydoll that has padding or pushes up your breasts. I also recommend trying ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Contour Plunge Bra. It has shallower cups and removable inserts that work for women with asymmetrical breasts. If you want to skip the padding, grab styles that are more strappy. For undies, get items that you can adjust to have them a little higher on your waist to mimic more curves. Check out this set Amorbella Womens Sexy Strappy Halter Lace Lingerie 2 Piece Bra and Panty Set
A halter or racerback neckline teddy can bring focus inwards to show off your bust, says Helena Stuart, founder of Only Hearts. “And if it has more volume at the hips, it can balance out your top and bottom halves too,” she adds. The Only Heart Coucou Lola Plunge Teddy is perfect for this body type, since it has a criss-cross back and full, skirted bottom to balance your top and bottom.
For petite figures, lingerie with cut-outs, plunging necklines, and high-cut legs help show off more skin while elongating your legs. Choose lingerie that shows off your legs and bottom half more. Hosiery will do wonders for you. Our hosiery options include bodystockings, pantyhose and thigh-highs. Also, colorful panties and skirts direct the eye to your lower half. Match any of these with a corset or bustier and you’ve got a very sexy look.The Natalia Teddy by Journelle has a deep V-plunge front, adorable cheeky, low back, and high-cut leg to give off the illusion of legs for days. Plus, the soft, feminine scalloped lace edge balances out the sexy silhouette.
This body type is mostly equally proportioned on both top and bottom. This very feminine shape works well with a corset or bustier. Both cinch in the waist to accentuate that hourglass-figure even more. A style that hits at the natural waist is really going to show off those assets for an hourglass shape,” says Pascale Leclère, founder of Gooseberry Intimates. Leclère recommends high-waisted bottoms and longline bras like Gooseberry Intimates Full on Glam Demi Bra and the coordinating thong. Bonus: Both are available in a ton of colors to complement your skin tone, like emerald, peach, deep blue, and classic black.
Get a loose-fitting garment if you don’t want to accentuate your belly. Want to rock a two-piece, bra and panty sets with more coverage on the sides can add support and comfort? I’d recommend Oh La La Cheri Valentine Soft Cup Babydoll Chemise and G-String Thong, since the all-over mesh gives you a sexy peek-a-boo, while ruffles add flirty flair. Babydolls and loose-fitting gowns or robes do a good job of taking the focus off of that mid-section and emphasizing something else, like your chest or your legs. Also, black is always a slimming color to consider. Sexy chemises and teddies are also a fun option to spice up your intimates drawer.