Best Lingerie for Your Body Type
What is the one piece in your closet that makes you feel fantastic every time you put it on? It might be a power suit, a great pair of jeans, your favorite soft T-shirt or sweater. Whatever it is, this particular piece of clothing is pretty much magic. You turn to it when you feel down, or have a special event because this exact, particular piece of clothing makes you confident, happy that you look your absolute best!
That’s what we want for you with EVERY piece of lingerie. We want you to feel celebrated every time you slip into ANY clothing, but especially lingerie. And it can be hard to do so online. Clothing looks one way in the picture but doesn’t fit you quite right. Or you’re just not sure what style would really look great on you.
Everybody and every body is different. But everyone deserves to feel sexy, glamorous and special. That’s why we put together this handy guide. Fashion experts have suggested five common body shapes that you’ve likely heard of before: Apple, Pear, Ruler (also called Rectangle), Hourglass and Inverted Triangle – but we’ve gone further, creating 11 categories to give you more precise advice when choosing your best lingerie.
So which body shape is most similar to you from the picture below?
Linegerie for your body type
Whichever shape you are, focus on all the great aspects. You are beautiful, and all we want to do is highlight that! Scan through for tips especially for your body type then stick around for great advice right at the end.
Ballerina body shape
Celebrity with a Ballerina shape Karlie Kloss
Ballerina shape traits This is a gorgeous long, lean build. You have legs that go on for days and understated curves.
Our advice Choose a shaped bust inset and halter neck to broaden your shoulders and highlight your bust. Try out an empire waist to show off your long lines.
Featured product Estrella Starstruck Silk Halter Chemise in Storm Grey
Carrot body shape
Celebrity with a Carrot shape Angelina Jolie
Carrot shape traits If you have a carrot shape, you’re blessed with slim legs and ankles, broad shoulders, and a waist and hips that are relatively similar in size. It’s also sometimes referred to as an inverted triangle shape.
Our advice Think Old Hollywood glamor – insets at the waist and bust will emphasize your curves, and lace at the hem balances out your shoulders while showing off your legs.
Featured product Capucine Paramour Silk Chemise
Pear body shape
Celebrity with a Pear shape Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez
Pear shape traits You have beautiful curves, especially in your hips and derrière.
Our advice Pick a flared bias-cut skirt and a contrasting color stretch lace bust to both flatters your curves and balance out your shape on top. Add in a deep neckline and a defined waist to heighten the effect.
Featured product Morgan Iconic Bust-Support Silk Chemise in Champagne
Petite & Compact body shape
Celebrity with a Petite & Compact Shapes Ariana Grande, Hayden Panettiere
Petite & Compact type traits Like a gymnast, petite and compact women are small and mighty in all respects.
Our advice Look for spaghetti straps and a deep V-neck inset to elongate your neck and torso. Picking something above knee length shows more leg and keeps you from being lost in the fabric. A soft color with subtle lace will also keep the focus on you.
Featured product Morgan Spaghetti Silk Chemise in Lotus Pink
Ruler body shape
Celebrity with a Ruler Shape Gwyneth Paltrow
Ruler shape traits
With a ruler shape, you have a fabulously long, straight line with similar measurements from shoulder to waist to hip like a supermodel.
Our advice Choose an elongated lace bodice but make sure it features lace insets at the hips to give a little definition. A flared silk skirt in a vivid color will also look fantastic; consider elaborate, elegant back straps to add even a little more allure.
Featured product Estrella Superstar Long Silk Gown in Scarlet
Hourglass body type
Celebrity with an Hourglass Shape Kim Kardashian
Hourglass shape traits You have a classic pin-up girl shape with a nipped in waist and full curves in your chest and hips.
Our advice Play with adding flowing kimono sleeves, and a wrapped front neckline to highlight your cleavage. A diamond-shaped opening in the back adds subtle, unexpected sexiness.
Featured product Estrella Stardom Long Silk Kimono in Ink
Celebrity with a Long Torso Shape Olivia Wilde
Long Torso shape traits All this means is that, overall, the top half of your body – from your shoulders to your waist – is longer than the bottom half. It’s also sometimes called “long-waisted.”You have a defined waist to be envied!
Our advice Pick a lace bralette insert or an empire waist to highlight your elegant proportions. Take advantage of being able to wear a long flowing skirt with spaghetti straps to emphasize your upper body.
Featured product Morgan Charming Long Silk Gown in Black
Celebrity with a Short Torso shape: Solange
Short Torso shape traits Unlike a long torso, the area from your shoulders to your hips is proportionally shorter than your legs. Congratulations, you have long, gorgeous legs!
Our advice A longline lace bodice will elongate your upper body. Combine it with a sheer drop-waist skirt – you’ll look amazing!
Featured product Domino Glitzy Long Gown
Apple body shape
Celebrity with an Apple Shape Jennifer Hudson
Apple shape traits All this means is that your upper body and lower body are proportionally slender and most of your weight falls in your midsection. There are a million ways to look fabulous with an apple shape.
Our advice Try an under-bust cut bra inset to accentuate your bustline. Pair it with a flared printed short skirt to highlight your legs. Delicate straps call attention to your upper body, neck and decolletage.Featured product Serena Dark Beauty Silk Babydoll Set in Rose Floral
Busty body shape
Celebrity with a Busty Shape Kate Upton
Busty shape traits You have beautiful curves, with your bust being proportionally larger than your hips or waist.
Our advice Pick an embroidered stretch mesh lace-bust inset, with wide shoulders and a deep neckline that both supports and highlights your cleavage. An open tied-back gives an extra sense of lightness while a flared stretch silk skirt balances out your curves.
Featured product Ophelia Statement Silk Long Gown
Small-chest body type
Celebrity with a Small Chest shape Taylor Swift
Small Chest shape traits Whether you’re long and lanky or otherwise curvy, your bustline is petite.
Our advice A stretch lace bralette in a flattering shade like Nectar, combined with a handkerchief back hem calls attention to both your bustline and legs.
Featured product Desiree Follow Me Babydoll
Bottom line (please pardon the pun): Your shape is beautiful; let’s celebrate it together. Highlight all the great features you have! Great legs? Sultry shoulders? Divine décolleté? Show them off! Being confident in your own skin makes you sexier than ever.
Finally, when in doubt, silk keeps you feeling both comfortable and sensual. Check out our 6 Benefits of Wearing Silk for more tips.
Let us know in the comments what piece of clothing –or our lingerie!– sparks your confidence and makes you feel your best. We want to know!