Lingerie is a clothing item that requires a lot of confidence before you can wear it well. The point of wearing lingerie is to feel sexy, confident and alluring. However, it's hard to feel these emotions when you are feeling self-conscious about your body. The secret to feeling comfortable in lingerie is to choose the right style that fits your body type. If you are planning to shop for lingerie in the near future, keep these guidelines in mind.
Apple-Shaped Body Type
If you have an ample bust size but also a flabby tummy then you have an apple body type. Women with apple body types tend to be heavy around the mid-section but have relatively slimmer legs. When buying lingerie, your goal should be to disguise your tummy. Naturally, you should stay away from skimpy lingerie that exposes your mid-section, such as two-piece lingerie and lingerie made of see-through materials. Instead, choose lingerie that provides coverage for the stomach. Lingerie in dark solid colors is also best. A two-toned color scheme is also effective in concealing a big tummy. The bottom half of the lingerie can be dark while the top half is lighter. To further draw attention away from your stomach, it's also good to emphasize other parts of your body. For instance, if you have a nice bust, choose low-cut lingerie or wear a bustier so you can show off your cleavage. If you have well-shaped legs, opt for garments that are cut high up to show off your legs.
Pear-Shaped Body Type
If your problem areas are your hips, thighs and buttocks then chances are you have a pear-shaped figure. If you have this body type then your goals would be to conceal the bottom half of your body. You can do this by wearing long and flowing lingerie. To draw attention away from your hips and thighs, emphasize the upper area of your body by showing lots of skin. Lingerie straps and a plunging neckline effectively show off the skin on your shoulders and chest. If you prefer to wear shorter lingerie, choose a design with ruffles along the bottom hem to conceal the size of your thighs.
Cylinder-Shaped Body Type
If your figure happens to be slim but lacking in any curves then you've got a boyish or cylinder-shaped body type. Luckily, there are several things you can do to accentuate the femininity of your boyish figure. Since you have a slim stomach that you can show off, you can get away with panties and bras. Boy shorts look great on your type of figure - they can accentuate your butt and make it look fuller than it really is. Choose boy shorts that come in sensuous materials such as lace and silk. If you happen to be flat-chested then you need to choose a bra that can give you the illusion of an increased bust size. Push-up and under-wire bras can give you an instant lift. However, if you are looking for something more, then choose bras that are padded.