Choose a lingerie to suit your shape

Sexy lingerie for all body shapes

“Does my bum look big in this?” That’s the question each woman asks every now and then. We worry about big bum, broad hips, small boobs, short legs…But it can all be fixed very easily using clothing. If you’re worried that you don’t look perfect in your lingerie, it’s not you – it’s just bad lingerie! A bra, corset or knickers that suit your shape perfectly work miracles to make you look better and boost your confidence. Find out how.

WHAT’S YOUR BODY SHAPE?

To find a perfect lingerie you must first determine your body shape. Are you a pear, a ruler or an apple? A pear is a figure that is curvy. It’s larger in the hips than in the tummy and has a smaller top than bottom. “Pears” generally have large thighs and rears as well. A ruler is a figure that is fairly balanced with little curve. Most “rulers” are very slim women, usually with smaller breasts. An apple figure is one that is much larger in the chest than in the hips and thighs. A woman who is apple shaped usually has a bit thicker middle but slim, tone legs.

HIDE PROBLEM AREAS

The first thing to remember is that no matter your body type, never buy anything that accentuates your problem areas. If you have issues with your stomach, try to find a piece of lingerie that is less tight and more flowing in this area. If you like your chest, choose something that is tighter and offers more cleavage, making that the focus of the outfit. If you are worried about your weight, choose darker colours because they have a more slimming effect.

PEARS

Pear shaped women should look for clothing styles that show off their body’s curve and that play down larger thighs. Flirty little gowns that hide the thigh area are a great choice. Also look for sexy pieces that wrap or have rouching in the middle. This will break up your bust and hips and draw attention to your waist giving you a very sexy pin up girl figure. Or you could choose a two piece that has a lacy bra and a matching miniskirt or boy-shorts.

If you are a pear with small breasts and are sensitive about this area, choose something that does not emphasize this part of the body.  A sexy baby doll may be a good choice. If you want to add some cleavage try something padded or push-up padded.

Low rise knickers will flatter your top half and voluptuous bottom. High waisted knickers will make your bottom look larger so go for our Brazilian knickers for a flattering fit.

APPLES

Apple shaped ladies need to find styles that show off their breasts and minimize or distract from their middle. Babydolls look fabulous on apple shaped women. Choose a babydoll with a low plunge front and lots of detail over the bust area to enhance your great cleavage. This style will accentuate your breasts and the sheer fabric that covers the tummy will minimize any thickness in that area. Corsets are a good choice for apple shaped women as well. Just be sure to pick a long line corset, as one that is too short will make your middle appear wider.

Look for support. There are plenty of teddies and bra-and-panty sets with built-in underwires. If you’re looking to show off that big bust, steer toward demi-cut bras. The more seams, the more support – so if you’re busty, a seam-free or moulded style tends not to be suitable as your main daytime bra. A full-cup bra is great for bigger boobs though, and the structure’s shape will give a sexy silhouette that looks great under fitted tops.

Minimise your tummy with bigger knickers and styles with clever panels. High waisted shapes or shorts will look best.

RULERS

Women who have a ruler figure should find styles that add curves to their figure and break up the straight line. Go with corsets and bustiers to push up your breasts and pull in your waist. This will give the illusion of dramatic curves. You could also try a sexy push-up bra and ruffled panties. This will add bulk to your chest and hips while at the same time showcasing your cute little tummy.

If you have a more modest cleavage, then a plunge bra is great for giving you a boost. And remember, having a smaller bust also means you can afford to experiment with styles and opt for the pretty over the practical.

Create curves with feminine high leg knickers styles that flatter athletic physiques. Pick the prettiest prints – floral, animals, spots and up-to-the-moment tropical.

TALL WOMEN

If you are tall, you are going to look best in the traditional bra, panties, and garter belt look. This will show off your long legs, and offer a classic beauty that most men find incredibly sexy.

The main thing to keep in mind about your height is to not select something that is supposed to be long but looks too short. A long, flowing sheer robe that is supposed to be roughly floor length but actually hits well above your ankles just doesn’t work. It’s better to opt for styles that are cut to be short and highlight your long, beautiful legs.

PETITE WOMEN

Go with something that has a long slit along the leg. This slit, whether it is on a long, silky gown or some other form of lingerie, will cause your lover’s eyes to roam up the slit and will make you seem much taller than you are. Short baby dolls can also give you a leggy look.

You can wear most knickers styles, so flaunt your bum in tiny triangle shapes with plenty of pretty detailing. High leg briefs will elongate your legs.

Do not choose lingerie that is too long either in length or on the rise. If your height or proportion is a sizing problem, check out stores for petites.

FEEL SEXY

Rule number one of dressing for your body type is to focus on your best assets and hide the trouble spots. But the real foundation is in your inner confidence and sexiness. Your man will not likely notice that extra bit of jiggle on your thighs — in fact, seeing you obsess over it is a real buzz-kill. Embrace your body and own it. That’s what every man wants to see.

The last thing to keep in mind is to be sure you choose a lingerie style that you feel comfortable and sexy in. If you don’t feel sexy, you can’t be sexy. Attitude has a lot to do with your overall look in lingerie.