The right lingerie accentuates the positive of your body shape, so you look sexy. Women come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and that is great. But you might find that your body changes over time. So how do you know what lingerie fits best with your (changing) body shape? What looks great on one, might look terrible on someone else. And that’s OK. Because there is lingerie out there for every body type that is flattering. By following just a few simple rules, choosing the right lingerie is kids play.
The hourglass type
For many, the hourglass shaped body is ideal. It is often seen as the classical female silhouette. With an hourglass figure, you are curvy with a certain symmetry. The upper body and hips are of the same width and the waistline is small.
If you have an hourglass figure, it is best to choose lingerie that accentuates your curves. Avoid shirts that hang loose around the body. Instead, choose a corset, or a corset bra, and accentuate the hips with garter belts.
Featured is a corset from Cortelli (€37,95).
The Apple type
Women with an apple figure are actually the widest at their waistline. The hips are relatively smaller. When you have an apple figure, you can best pick lingerie that extends the middle part for the eye. Your body will look more narrow.
Avoid anything that is tight around the waist. That way you will shift the focus to other body parts, like your breasts, bottom, or legs. You might want to choose a babydoll with a deep V-neck. That will emphasize your decolletage and the V-neck will show just a bit more skin in a tasty manner.
Fortunately there is a lot to choose for women with an apple figure. Even when you are ‘plus sized’ and are big breasted. Choose something like the bodysuit with underwire for extra support.
Featured is a babydoll from BeWicked (€34,95)
With a large cup size, it can be quite a challenge to find the right lingerie. You want a set that is both supporting and practical as sexy.
Fortunately there are plenty of options in sexy lingerie for women with ‘big boobies’.
Just pay attention to the underwire in the bra, for better support. When your hips are also a but fuller, a high-waist knickers is always the better option. Combine this with a balconet and you will create more length and you will look slimmer.
Featured is a set from BeWicked (€39,95)
‘Small chested’ women, don’t necessarily need a functional bra that is supportive. A bandeau or sports bra will only make things look even flatter. Beter choose for a pre-shaped bra, or a set that is bright and colorful, or a set with cheerful color and lace.
Smaller breasts have big advantages. You will be able to wear clothes (and lingerie) that many big breasted women can’t.
Emphasize your waist line and your hips, for instance with garter belts, of – like in the picture – with ribbons and bow ties.
Featured is a set from René Rofé (€37,95).
The body type that is pear shaped, characterizes by shoulders, breast and waist that are small and hips that are relatively wider.
When you are pear shaped, you might want to have less emphasis on the upper body. And you want to focus on the curvy hips.
Like with the big breasted type, choose a high waist pair of knickers. If you have a smaller upper body, choose a bra like in the section on ‘smaller breast’ above. Avoid knickers with lots of ruffles, because it can make the hips look bigger. Create balance.
Featured is a set from BeWicked (€37,95)
With these tips you will be able to make the best choice of lingerie that best fits your body type.
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