The world of elegant lingerie is as vast and diverse as any other subset of high fashion, because no two women are exactly alike. There exists an endless array of colors, styles, fabrics, and forms to satisfy every woman under the sun, regardless of her preferences or sensibilities. We could prattle on and on about what each piece represents, but your decision may depend on more than just what looks good in a store window. When choosing the ideal piece of lingerie, it’s important to consider how different styles accentuate different shapes. If you’re struggling to find the right lingerie for your body type, this article should provide you with some much-needed perspective and inspiration.
Confidence is King
Before we get into the specifics of choosing the best lingerie for your body type, there is one important consideration that trumps all others: confidence is king. The best piece of lingerie is the one that makes you feel absolutely unstoppable. Everything else is just semantics. When you feel your most confident, you project an energy that makes you look your absolute sexiest, and isn’t that the goal of alluring lingerie? So the cardinal rule of intimate-apparel shopping is to find the piece that truly speaks to you, excites you, and makes you feel like you can take over the world.
If you’re having trouble determining the best lingerie for you, consider a few basic questions. Do you enjoy limited skin coverage or heavy coverage? Do you feel your best in garments that hug your body or drape loosely over your skin? Do you favor one-piece or two-piece varieties? When you understand your own needs and desires, lingerie shopping becomes much easier. Explore a wide variety of options, and the right piece may just jump out at you when you least expect it.
For the Curvy Girl
If you’re proud of your sexy curves, then you’ll want to accentuate them in the most flattering ways possible. The key is to find soft garments that gently hug your body without constricting it, while simultaneously accentuating your cleavage and backside. This Black Stretch Lace Baby Doll from iCollection is the perfect example. Soft to the touch, and designed to perfectly flatter the bust and hips, it’s the ideal style for bringing out the best in those captivating curves.
If your hips and bust are narrower than your waistline, and you’re specifically looking to elongate your body shape, consider a bodysuit with a deep, plunging V-neck. This sexy Lace & Chiffon Vintage Bodysuit from Maison Close is a popular choice among women of all shapes and sizes, and is the perfect balance of timeless elegance and raw sex appeal. High-rise thongs are also excellent choices for any women looking to draw attention to the hips and backside without accentuating the stomach.
If your bust is your most prominent feature, you can use that to your advantage and highlight it with a stylish demi-cup bra. The Cerise Bra and Panty Set from Be Wicked -- with its gorgeous black lace and mesh side panels -- is an excellent choice, as it complements a busty body shape while also providing maximum support. It also looks amazing, and so it’s no wonder that this piece is one of our best sellers.
For Slender Body Types
Just as not all curvy women fit into the same mold, neither do all slender women, and it’s important to distinguish the different shapes that fall under the slender umbrella. For example, there is the ballerina physique, characterized by extremely low body fat and a muscular frame. For this body type, we recommend a piece that reveals plenty of skin while at the same time contrasting the slender muscle tone with lacey contours. This Black Floral Lace Teddy from Be Wicked is a popular choice, as is this Butterfly Sleeve & Satin Lace Robe from iCollection.
For the woman whose curves aren’t as pronounced or prominent as she would like, the V shape is your best friend. For example, this Trenta Lowrider Hotpant is the perfect shape for adding curvature to a straight shape and drawing the eye to the hips. When shopping for bras, the key is to find selections with enough custom embroidery to add a sense of dimension. This Jacquard Mesh Bra and Panty Set from iCollection is the perfect example, and can make even the slenderest of women look irresistibly curvaceous.
If your body is wider at the top and slimmer at the bottom, consider a sexy chemise, like this Loving Night Lattice Chemise from Escante, or this Mini Chemise Dress from Escante. The unique, form-hugging shape of the chemise is perfect for slender women with a prominent bust, and is guaranteed to create instant sex appeal. Corsets -- like this Eyelash Lace Corset & Panty Set from iCollection -- are also great choices.
Find the Best Lingerie for Your Body Type
Remember, no matter what your body type, the best lingerie is the kind that makes you feel your absolute best. So if you’re ready to turn up the heat on your wardrobe, we invite you to explore the full selection of gorgeous intimate apparel at Smitten Lingerie. We offer competitive prices on the hottest brands in the business, and we look forward to serving you. Find your ultimate piece today.