One size fits all rarely applies to women, especially when it comes to lingerie. Figures come in all shapes an sizes, so what may look fantastic on one person may not be as flattering on someone else. The key to looking great in lingerie, or any type of clothing for that matter, is purchasing items that will flatter your body shape. The most common body shapes are: apple shaped, pear shaped, rectangular, and hour glass. Don’t worry- no matter which category you fall into, there is lingerie available that will look gorgeous on you!
A woman with an apple shaped figure typically has large breasts, is fuller in her midsection, has broad shoulders, and slim legs. If you are a woman with this type of body type, the key to looking and feeling your best in lingerie is to emphasize your bust and legs, while camouflaging your tummy. A long line bustier is a great option, as it maximizes cleavage, while hiding the stomach. Empire-waisted baby doll nighties are also a good choice, as they draw the eye to the breasts, and flow around the midsection.
Pear shaped women tend to have a slim upper body, but are fuller in the hips, thighs, and buttocks. A woman of this body shape looks best in lingerie that emphasizes the upper part of the body, while concealing the hips, bottom, and thighs. Low cut nighties that hit at mid thigh are great for drawing the eye up, and hiding the areas that pear shaped women are uncomfortable with. If you want something shorter, look for a baby doll nightie that has ruffles along the bottom to disguise larger thighs.
Also commonly referred to as a “boyish” figure, women who are rectangular shaped are typically thin, and lack curves. But buying the right types of lingerie can give the illusion of curves, and play up a rectangular shaped woman’s best assets. A slim midsection make two piece sets a sexy choice for this body type. If you’re flat chested, give your breasts a full look with a high quality push up bra. Another tip to look fuller up top is to select a bra with a lot of embellishment, such as a bra with a lacy design. Flirty boy shorts will show off your back side, while drawing attention to thin legs.
A woman with an hour glass figure has a small waist, with a bust and hips that are in porportion to each other. Vintage style lingerie looks fabulous on hour glass figures, as the design really plays up a woman’s feminine shape. Thongs are also perfect on the hour glass shape, as they allow a woman to show off a curvy behind.
No matter what type of body shape you have, Heiress Schaefer has breathtaking intimate apparel that will flatter your figure, and make you feel supremely seductive and confident. Our collection includes bras, panties, garters, and corsets from the top designers in Europe and Australia, so you can count on the very best in materials and craftsmanship.
Are you wearing the right lingerie for your body type? Let us know in the comments!