No matter what size or shape you are, you deserve to feel beautiful in lingerie. But that can be difficult to do if you’re in the wrong type of lingerie. Yes, we said the wrong type- because there are some types of lingerie that suit body shapes better than others. And if it’s your first time buying lingerie, then you should choose a style that’s going to flatter your body shape. While we’re sure you’ll look amazing no matter what you wear, here’s how to choose the perfect piece for your wardrobe, based on your body type.
If you have an hourglass body shape of any size, then most lingerie styles will look good on you. With shoulders and hips the same width and a narrower waistline, opt for anything that helps cinch you in. Garter belts, teddies and corsets are all great choices, paired with a thong or high-legged panty. Try our gorgeous Roza Zoje Black Leopard Print Set.
A triangle body type is characterised by big hips that are wider than your shoulders. Structured styles of lingerie can potentially make you look a bit boxy. The aim here is to make your body seem more balanced by drawing attention upwards. Lacy baby dolls and negligees that are tight around the chest but flow around the hips are always good for this and we have a great range of Shirley of Hollywood items to choose from. You could also opt for a bustier that pushes your breasts in and up, drawing attention upwards. A matching set of bra and panties decorated with ruffles is also a good way to balance your shoulders and hips.
If your body is athletic with no real defined curves, then you likely have a rectangular body shape. Your best choice for lingerie is something that adds curves and draws your waist in. Corsets are great for this, but garter belts and belted teddies are also good options. Push-up bras can help add curves to your upper body, and thigh-high stockings can be great for adding definition to your lower body too. Set hearts racing with this little number.
The opposite of a triangle body type, the Inverted triangle is defined by broad shoulders, which can be a good or a bad thing depending on your view. And what you choose to showcase is up to you. Halter necks are always a good option, like this one, or a teddy can help create a flowing shape on your bottom half. A bralette and matching thong is another sexy option, or a matching cami set if you prefer something tamer.
A round body shape has a rounded waist with a torso and upper body that are wider than your hips. Again, this means opting for lingerie that makes you more proportional. A negligee or teddy that hides a chunk of your waistline while defining your bust is a good option, as they tend to sit more easily on your figure. Satin chemise or gowns are also a great choice if you want something a bit more modest. We have a wide range of gowns on site like this one from Irall Cassidy.
Of course, the most important thing is to choose something that makes you feel good! Lingerie is for everyone, and at Elle Courbee we believe that everyone deserves to feel sexy. That’s why we stock a wide range of lingerie to suit all body shapes and sizes. If you’re not sure what will work, you can be confident with our hassle-free returns policy. Just have a browse and choose what you like!