Inner Beauty: Sexy Lingerie That Works Best For Your Body Type
It's what's underneath that counts—figuratively and literally.
Finding the perfect lingerie is essential to every woman. Not only is it a good foundation for every outfit, but it also gives a woman an extra boost of confidence. And let's be honest—when a woman feels powerful, nothing is impossible for her.
We are all aware that beauty is not one-size-fits-all. There are several body types, but thankfully, there are also different lingerie styles that will flatter and complement every woman's curves. And with Valentine's Day drawing near, a sensuous, confident-booster is a definite must have for every woman, single or not.
Ahead, the ultimate guide to finding the perfect lingerie for you!
Matching Bra and Panty Sets
Let's start with the basics. This is the first investment a woman should make when she's starting her lingerie collection. Perfect for everyday use, a well-tailored bra and panty set will help your outfits look better on you. Truth be told, we can't help but feel invincible when we step out of the house in high quality underwear! And even as matching underwear gives you the confidence to conquer a day in the office, it also makes you feel powerful in bed. Flirty and feminine, bra and panty sets come in different styles—but the push-up bra, which creates an illusion of increased cleavage, will always remain a classic. For women with heavier chests, a bra with an underwire works best for maximum support.
Beyond Sexy push-up, La Senza
Ashley Graham Sizes G & H Fatal Attraction Bra, Addition Elle
Babydolls and Chemises
Babydolls and chemises are feminine mini dresses that are sure to keep things sweet or naughty, whichever way you want it. Curvy women and ladies with an inverted triangle body shape (broad shoulders and a small waist) will love the flowy, dainty babydoll. Featuring cups to support the chest, this loose-fitting mini dress has delicate straps that will flatter shoulders and create an illusion of balance in the lower body.
On the other hand, women with pear shaped bodies (hips are larger than your busts) and petite frames will look absolutely gorgeous in chemises—a more tight-fitting dress.
Push-up babydoll, La Senza
Ashley Graham babydoll, Addition Elle
Red lace chemise, Etam
Corsets and Bustiers
The corset is a seductive, tight-fitting, and figure-shaping piece that starts from the chest and extends down to the hips. This crowd favorite is also known to cinch at the waist while providing amazing support for the breasts, giving an illusion of an hourglass figure. If you're looking for a more comfortable fit, get the bustier—a more flexible alternative whose sole purpose is to give more cleavage for maximum sex appeal.
Steel boned corset, Hips & Curves
Lace Dream Angels bustier, Victoria's Secret
Flattering all body types and figures, teddies are playful yet timeless bodysuits that shine the spotlight on the booty! The teddy can be worn at night and even in day—simply wear it underneath a plunging shirt. Or if you're brave enough, style it as outerwear, pairing it with pants or a skirt. While teddies look amazing on all body shapes, it works best on women with inverted triangle bodies (athletic, larger upper bodies) as it balances wide shoulders.
Rouge bodysuit, Etam
Ivory bodysuit, ThirdLove
Smaller chested women look stunning in bralettes—an unlined bra with no underwire. Triangular bralettes are ideal, as they flatter and frame the natural shape of the busts. While wearing a dainty lace piece will leave your beau smitten in bed, a bralette can also be worn during the day. Style it underneath a sheer top, a backless shirt, or even a plunging button-down.
Unlined longline bralette, Maidenform
Triangle bralette, Wacoal
Garter belts, also known as suspenders, are a sure way to turn up the heat. These seductive pieces have clips which you can attach to stockings for a sultier, playful vibe—perfect for any woman who wants to draw attention to their hips and legs.
Lace garter, La Senza
Artwork by Butchie Peña