How to Pick the Best Lingerie for Your Body Type

Picking out the best lingerie for your body type can be a bit challenging. There’s so much to choose from and you want to make sure that you put your best foot forward, so to speak.

So, let’s go through some of the most common body types and what pieces of lingerie look particularly good on them—though we should point out that your body is unique and you know you best. Ultimately, you want to go with what you think is best. 

Lingerie for Different Body Types

kiss the bride babydoll

Kiss the Bride Babydoll

Apple Body Shape: Babydoll

Women with apple-shaped bodies have a lot of curve in all the right places. The have wider hips and a larger bust created essentially a curvier hour-glass silhouette. When it comes to picking the best lingerie for the apple shape, you want to go with something that defines and smooths your curves—you have them, you may as well use them!

Babydolls like the Kiss the Bride can make killer lingerie pieces for the curvavious lady. They do a great job of showing off the bust while draping fabric softly over curves. However, if you’re looking for something more form-fitting, you can also choose a sexy chemiese.

blue lace teddy

Shirley of Hollywood Teddy

Rectangle Body Shape: Teddy

Women with rectangle body shapes have little-to-no defined curve in the midsection, which means you’re looking for a piece of lingerie that will help you accentuate your waistline. Essentially, you’re looking for something that ties in the midsection to help create a slightly-defined silhouette.

If you have a longer torso, a teddy like the Shirley of Hollywood style that has a tie around the waistline can help create a sexy, accentuated look. You can also achieve this look with a corset or by adding a garter belt to your bedroom outfit. 

georgia bra

Georgia Bra

Inverted Triangle Body Shape: Two-piece Bra and Panty Set

The inverted triangle body shape features broader shoulders and a more defined bust area with smaller hips. With this body shape, you’ll most likely want to find a piece of lingerie that helps to slim your shoulders and elongate the length of your body.

You can try pairing a simple bra like the Georgia with a more elaborate pair of underwear—something that creates volume like frills or lace. As an alternative, you could go with a flowing kimono or robe that can help accentuate the length of your torso. 

sheer bodysuit

Tie Me Up! Long Sleeve Teddy

Triangle Body Shape: Bodysuit

Women with a triangle body shape have hips that out shine their bust, waist and sometimes shoulders. This gives you ample opportunity to prioritize your butt when it comes to picking out your wardrobe.

If you are looking to accentuate your hips, consider going with something form-fitting like a bodysuit or a teddy. However, if you’re more interested in balancing out your top and bottom, go for a babydoll.

Tips for Picking the Right Lingerie for You

There is no need for you to pick a piece of lingerie just because someone said to. The most important part in deciding what you want to wear is that you need to be comfortable in whatever you wear. Pick lingerie based on the fact that you like it and you want to wear it. Your partner will love whatever you put on.

You can also use different pieces to accentuate different areas of your body. A busty bra can be paired with a plain pair of panties if you feel like you want to accentuate your breasts. Likewise, a garter or tie can be used to create a waistline if you’re looking for some definition.