Finding the right sized clothing should be straightforward. Yet we all know that it’s not! The human female form comes in so many shapes and sizes that it can feel virtually impossible to find garments to fit perfectly. This is especially true of lingerie. This underwear has to fit snugly against your skin, support your body and make you feel great. All at the same time! So where do you begin to work out what’s right for you, without shelling out for items that you’re never going to actually wear…
Back to Basics
A selection of basic styles will see you right in most situations. Don’t ignore the basics because you are swayed by the gorgeous detailing of that special bodysuit. There is room for both in your life! Once you find a great bra and control briefs, invest in a selection of shades to give you brilliant flexibility of wear.
Cut for Your Shape
Specific styles work exceptionally well with specific shapes. For narrower shoulders, go for straps which sit closer to the neck. Larger breasts look great in long line or sweetheart styles. If you’re combining look with control around your waist and hips, make sure that your corset or bodysuit is cut with a lower leg line.
Occasion Vs Everyday
So, once you have your basics sorted, how about shopping for occasion lingerie? Maybe you need a piece to fit under an evening gown, or sheer blouse? How can you make sure to get it right? Don’t just quickly try the lingerie on with the outfit it’s designed to sit under, but wear it for 5 or 10 minutes and move around. This is the great thing about ordering online, as you have the freedom to move around to check for any potential visibility or comfort issues!
Get Fitted Regularly
Whether you monitor your own measurements or head to a department store, it’s ideal to keep a check of your measurements. Every six months is ideal – if you remember to! This is not to become paranoid or self conscious, though. It’s amazing how your body fluctuates in proportion naturally and simply changes shape as you get older. By maintaining your awareness you can ensure that your lingerie is always a great fit and supporting you as it should.
Don’t be shy to experiment. If you see a garment which you wouldn’t usually wear, but appeals to you, give it a go! You may just find that it becomes your go to piece of lingerie. Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to firm your silhouette but have been nervous about shapewear. You’ll never know if you like the way it makes you feel until you try!
How Does it Make you Feel?
Because this is the key thing – over and above how lingerie makes you look. It’s how it makes you feel. If you feel sexy and confident, this will have a huge impact on how you interact with others while you’re wearing that garment.
Seek Quality Fabrics
Detail is admittedly lovely but, first and foremost, look for the quality in a fabric. Fabrics which retain their stretch and are breathable will be far more comfortable to wear. You’ll get more wear out of this piece of lingerie, it’ll support you in the way it should, and it’ll be better for your skin.
Mixing and Matching
If you go for separates, you can have a lot of fun when it comes to pairing them up. Don’t be limited to exactly matching lingerie. Try matching the same fabrics or detailing in different colours for a funky edge.
By this we mean – if a piece of lingerie comes in your size, it is MEANT to be worn! Don’t feel that a style of underwear is only for women with tiny waists or a rotund bum! When a corselette comes in a plus size, this means that it looks great on plus size women. So embrace this, and the confidence that it can bring!
Your lingerie needs to stay in place until you don’t want it to. This all comes down to anchoring to avoid any rolling of hemlines or unintentional lumps and bumps. If your lingerie is supportive, ensure you have the right fit, and choose garments which anchor from the shoulders for ultimate stability.