What’s Your Lingerie Look?

Every person has their own idea of sexy when it comes to lingerie.

What’s your lingerie look? It should reflect your personality, mood, and lifestyle. One should keep in mind which type of lingerie will look great on your shape or body style. We broke down the common shapes and outlined tips for finding lingerie that will make you look and feel great!

Trouble Tummy

Tame your tummy with a teddy or camisole made from a Lycra or spandex fabric blend, or camouflage it with an Empire-waist nightie. If you’d rather keep your tummy covered, seek out a negligee with a baby doll silhouette. It will hide your midsection while highlighting your arms and legs. Corsets are always great for managing your middle, with some styles cinching the area down a full two inches! Check out our Full-Figured section online.

Busty

Bust out to show off your breasts while giving them support with V-neck nighties and halter-top teddies. Lingerie isn’t always made with the big chested woman in mind. But there is one feature we can’t stress enough is using a underwire with extra shoulder support. There are sexy underwire options available to you. Choose a demi style with lower cut cups to frame your natural curves. As far as bottoms, try ones with thick waistbands or high waisted briefs or boy shorts to balance your larger top. And don’t forget open cup styles which are designed to show off your best asset!

Short Torso

If you have a short torso, you will not want to draw attention to your waste. Stay away from the high waisted briefs and boy shorts. A plunging neckline instantly lengthens a shorter torso. Choose something with the appearance of a longer midsection and pairing with low-rise underwear or bikinis will help elongate your waistline. If you don’t like that style, you can try the newer Hipster style panties.

Long Torso

If you have a long torso and short legs, the lingerie style best suited to you couldn’t be more on-trend this season: high-waisted underwear. The retro silhouette is flattering on a number of shapes. For yours, it’ll shorten your midsection and elongate your limbs — it’s a no-brainer. Shop a few playfully printed bottoms, then pair them with a black bra on top for an effortless, put-together look.

Carrot

Your body is wider on top and gets slimmer on the way down. Switch up your standard matching bra-and-thong routine with a babydoll chemise or slip that will flatter your chest and shoulders. Pair with a see-through dress for added layers. The trick is making sure that whatever intimate you choose has a flared bottom to help promote symmetry.

Pear

The opposite of carrot-shaped, pear-shaped bodies have narrow shoulders and broad hips. You’ll want to seek out intimates that accentuate your delicate upper body, bringing the attention to your arms, shoulders, and clavicle. Bandeaus work wonderfully with smaller chests.  One that cuts straight across your torso will create the appearance of width. A brief bottom will complement your curvier hips, but high-waisted cuts aren’t out of the question, either.

Another tip to minimize wide hips, is to opt for a long chemise that falls gently over your bottom half. Darker colors are generally more flattering and a push-up bra underneath helps make the most of your cleavage.

Apple

For women with apple shaped bodies, your waistline is your widest measurement area. Your hips and bust are more narrow and lingerie that elongates your waistline such as v-necks or body suits will do the trick. If you are also busty, look for options with side boning at the breasts to slim and support that area or underwire for extra support and coverage. Wrap a thick midsection in a sexy kimono; the “X” style will highlight curves and whittle down the waist.

Small Chest

If you don’t have much on the top you can forgo the bra completely and pair up with any style of bottoms! When you do wear a bra, you may run into constantly slipping straps. We suggest T-strap and racerback bralettes; they’re slightly sporty, flirty, and comfortable enough to wear all day. Feeling comfortable in your intimates really does make all the difference.

Ruler

As the name suggests, ruler-shaped bodies are straight throughout — without much variation between one’s shoulder, waist, or hip. The key is finding undergarments that’ll subtly enhance your curves. Unlike traditional bras with bands that are an inch or 2 wide, long line bralettes extend farther down the torso for a retro feel. They’re the crop tops of lingerie and, like high-waisted underwear, are often viewed as an intentional fashion statement. The good news for you: They’ll also help fill out your shape a bit without resorting to monstrous push-up bras.

Hourglass

Everyone wants this classic shape. Hourglass figures are easy to identify because they’re symmetrical: Your chest and hips are equally proportioned, and your waistline is your narrowest measurement. Use your “classic” shape to your advantage, and add a suspender belt to your bra-and-panty set. The fancy adornment (its original, intended purpose was to keep one’s stockings from slipping) will place the emphasis firmly on your narrow waist. The finished look it creates is classically sexy, like your shape.

Don’t forget the garter belt! Remember that garter belts and heels look sexy on everyone! Shop the right lingerie look for you and you’ll never feel better!

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