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Know How to Flatter Your Body Shape with Lingerie

Know How to Flatter Your Body Shape with Lingerie

Lingerie shopping is tough enough at the best of times, let alone when you have a body shape that doesn’t exactly match the ridiculously perfect mannequins. If you’re apple, pear, banana or hourglass-shaped, you might despair that you’ll never find the perfect lingerie set to suit you – or that there are styles that you simply can’t get away with.

If you have a hard time figuring out what kind of lingerie you need to buy, then you have come to the right place. Read on to know the best lingerie according to your body shape.

Apple shape

An apple-shaped figure has a fuller bust line and midsection with narrower hips and thighs. If your body is apple-shaped, a babydoll dress is perfect for you.  It accentuates the bust line and camouflages the stomach flowing loosely over your body, drawing attention away from your middle. A kimono-style robe also provides the illusion of a smaller waist.

Rectangular shape

Women with rectangular figures are slim with modest curves. To create more dramatic curves, choose a push-up bra since it adds oomph to your bust line. Boyshorts or a ruffled panty are flattering to a rectangular-shaped body with a narrow bottom.

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If you’re a rectangular-shaped woman with long legs, a garter belt is a perfect companion to a corset or bustier, because it accentuates the long-legged look while emphasizing your curves.

Banana body shape

Banana body types should go for longline bras or bralettes – these are longer at the waist, extending one or two inches further down the waist than other bra types. The extra material is not only attractive but helps to fill out your shape without using a padded bra.

Pear shape

A pear-shaped body has a curvy waist and hips, with a modest bust line. A two-piece lingerie set that includes a lacy push-up bra and matching mini skirt or bikini is a great look for the pear-shaped figure. It shows off your narrow waist and accentuates the curve of your bust line. Avoid wearing boy shorts because they create a wider appearance at your hips, thighs, and bottom due to the horizontal cut.

Hourglass shape

A small waist with curvy bust and hips is an hourglass-shaped body. A corset or bustier is flattering because it draws attention to your naturally curvy figure. When wearing a babydoll dress, select one that is see-through or opens at the front to draw attention to your narrow midsection and shapely bust and hips. To emphasize your curvy bust line, consider wearing a plunging bra or halter-top teddy.

Women of all shapes and sizes look beautiful in lingerie. The secret to ideal lingerie selection is choosing the right style that emphasizes your best features.

Kusum Manral

Kusum Manral

Content Writer at Clovia
Kusum is inclined towards marketing, lifestyle & fashion. She is quirky, happy, and free-spirited, which reflects into her writing. She uses her wit to talk about much-tensed topics such as body types, lingerie & more very subtly.
Kusum Manral


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