{Boudoir} How to choose the best Lingerie to suite your body

March 10, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

"I have no idea what to wear, what do you recommend?"

I get asked this question a lot when it comes to Boudoir; and to be honest I wish it was a super simple answer. However, each lady I see is built completely different. That's not a bad thing though, I mean that's what makes us all unique.

So, in order to help answer this question I have compiled a little information to help you out.

First things first, find your body type. There are many different types of shapes however, all those shapes fit into one of these categories.

You have the Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Rectangle, and Inverted-triangle.

To figure out which of these you are, you will need to do two things.

  1. Measure your bust, waist (at its smallest part), and hips (at their largest part)
  2. Look at a full size mirror and assess your silhouette (the outline of your body) from front and sideways view

If your bust measurements are the same or very close to your hips measurement and you have a well defined waist – you are an Hourglass type

If your bust line, waist and hips are equal or very similar (there is no a defined waist) you are Rectangle body type. Also when you look at yourself from the side your bottom may look flat.

If your bust, waist and hips are equal or the waistline is slightly bigger than the hips and bust line. Shoulders are soft and rounded and the bottom (from a sideways view) is curved. You are a Apple or Oval.

If your bust line is narrower than your hips. Your bust is smaller than your hips when looking at yourself sideways and your bottom is curved. You are a Pear (or Triangle). Just look at these celebrities, they all have curvy bottoms and their busts are visibly smaller then their hips.

If your bust line is broader than your hips in measurements and when looking at your silhouette sideways you are most likely an Inverted-Triangle.

Now the fun part, we have covered body types and you have a pretty good idea as to which you are, so we can figure out what lingerie looks best on each body type.

Hourglass

If your lucky enough to have that Marilyn Monroe's bombshell hourglass figure, you can pretty much pull anything off. However there are a few pieces of lingerie that look best for this figure including garter belts, teddies, and corsets. Of course you could also go for a high leg panty or even a lace bra and matching thong.

Pear/Triangle

It's all about the booty right now {Just think how popular JLo and Kim K are right now}. So if your one of those gals rockin' the big booty, try a lacy negligee that is taut at the breasts but flows down around the hips. A bustier is also a great option to draw attention to your breasts. You can also try out a matching set with a ruffled bra and panties or a bandeau bra that levels out your shoulders and hips.

Rectangle

If your rockin' that athletic figure, you have a rectangular body. You need something that cinches at the waist, and corsets are the best option for that. They add curves and look sensuous. If you have a long torso, a garter belt or a teddy will look great on you. You can also accentuate your breasts by going for push-up bras and bustier lingerie.

Inverted-Triangle

Broad shoulders define this body type, and what you decide to showcase is a personal preference. Halter necks are your best option here. If you have a flatter bum, go for a teddy to divert attention away from it. A bralette with a matching lace panty or a thong is another sexy option. Matching cami sets are another option if you like a relatively tame look.

Apple/Oval

If you have a rounded waist and your torso and upper body are much wider than your hips, you have a round body. This means you need lingerie that makes your body look proportionate. A negligee that hides chunks of your waistline and defines your bust line is a good option. A teddy also sits well on this type of body. For newbies, a pair of chemises or satin lingerie gowns are an interesting choice – they are sexy and give you coverage.

 

So get out there and have some fun shopping for those sexy little somethings for your Boudoir session! And don't forget to check out our pinterest board of some adorable lingerie ideas!

 


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