How to Choose the Right Lingerie for Your Figure

Every girl wants to look her best in lingerie, but not all lingerie is made for everyone. I personally hate to see the lingerie that comes in a package that says one size fits all. That couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to intimate apparel. This article will explain how to choose the right lingerie to make you look and feel great!

The first step is to determine what shape your body is. 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 the bottom. “Pears” generally have large thighs and rears as well.

A ruler is a figure that is fairly balanced with a little curve. Most “rules” are very slim women.

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, toned legs.

So figure out which figure you have first in order to determine which lingerie style will flatter your body the most.

Once you’ve determined your shape, the next step is to explore the different styles of lingerie that work with your shape. You should have a good idea of what styles of lingerie you are looking for before you go shopping. Also be sure to shop at a nice lingerie boutique for the greatest selection and quality.


Here are examples of the most figure flattering styles for each of the three body types:


Pear Shaped Figure


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 to crouch 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.


Ruler Shaped Figure


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.


Apple Shaped Figure


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 baby doll 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.


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. Don’t buy anything unless you feel like a sex kitten while wearing it! If you feel self-conscious in a piece of lingerie, you’re either not going to wear it or you’re going to be too busy trying to “suck in” or hide under the covers for your partner to enjoy the view.

How to choose lingerie that suits your body type

When it comes to picking lingerie for your body type, it’s not about whether you’re pear shaped or hourglass. It’s about what feels good! Where do you begin? Read on for some tips on choosing the right naughty wear for you. Focus on your best assets (while hiding what you want to hide, of course). Because with lingerie, the real power play is the confidence and sexiness you exude. Draw attention to where you want it to go and keep in mind no matter what you choose, your man will think you look fabulous.

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 buzzkill. Embrace your body and own it. That’s what every man wants to see. Here are some special tips for flaunting the most delicious parts of your body type… and hiding the ones that kill your confidence.


f you have a nice butt

Try boy shorts. Whether you opt for a boy-shorts-and-bra combination or boy-shorts-and-corset combo, there’s nothing like a pair of these male-inspired undies to accent that derriere. Don’t forget the heels, which will make your legs and butt look long, lean and more toned.

Beauty Tip: To really draw attention to your legs and butt, smooth on some baby oil or other leg shine lotion. It’ll really make you shimmer.


If you’re big busted

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. Conversely, if you’re big busted with a small waist, most built-in bra sets won’t work for you. Instead, look to a corset, which is much more customizable to your shape.


If you’re showing off cleavage

Try a corset. There’s nothing better to give the girls that extra lift. You can also draw attention to the area by experimenting with different colors, too. Black is a good contrast, if you’re fair skinned, while white is a good contrast if you are more tan. No matter what your skin tone, his heart will stop if you come out with something red.


Beauty Tip: Dust a bit of shimmer powder over your girls to draw even more attention. Look for scented versions that’ll smell oh-so-sexy.

If you’re hiding some tum or are modest

If the thought of parading around in not so much clothing gives you a small panic attack (or you’re looking to hide your tummy), there are plenty of sexy slips and modest teddies that are super flirty. A corset with boy short combination is somewhat modest and great for concealing a tummy. Even if you’re hesitant, just trust us and give it a try. Corsets can do wonders for trimming inches off the waist, and though seductive, they actually cover much more than you’d think.

If you’re leggy

Think high heels and high-cut. Look for slips that are slit up the thigh and a garter belt. Don’t forget our beauty tip for nice butts (above) and use lotions and shimmer for some extra shine.


Beauty Tip: You can always up your sex appeal when wearing something a bit more modest with bolder makeup and sky-high stilettos that are sure to make his heart throb.