Buying lingerie for your body type – Couture Boudoir

Have you ever worn an outfit that just didn’t feel right so you spent the day fidgeting with it and feeling self-conscious? If so, then you know how important wearing the right clothing for your boudoir shoot will be. You will want to wear lingerie that fits your body shape and makes you feel like a sexy goddess!

If you are unsure of what lingerie will look best I have a body shape cheatsheet to share with you…

Finding your body shape cheatsheet:


If your shoulders and hips are fairly balanced and you have a defined waist, you’re likely an hourglass shape. Look for lingerie that keeps your curves in proportion. With this body shape, you still want to accentuate your waist, because that is the slimmest part of your body.

Oval or Apple 

If you’re curvy with a less defined waist, you’re likely an oval shape. Look for lingerie that elongates your frame. A V-neck body suit for example draws the eyes towards the breasts and directly down, creating a flattering look that shows off your cleavage and distracts from the stomach area.


If your shoulder, bust, waist, and hip measurements are fairly uniform and you have a straighter build, you’re likely a rectangle shape. Creating the illusion of a waist will help you with the rectangle body type. Softer fabrics can help you, as they look great belted and can draw your eye into your waist. Look for lingerie that gives the illusion of curves.

Triangle or Pear

If your hips are broader than your shoulders, you’re likely a triangle shape. For this body shape, you want to draw attention to your upper half. Look for lingerie that draws the eye up. If you have a smaller chest a padded bra or push-up bra can help accentuate the top half.

Inverted Triangle 

If your shoulders are broader than your hips, your shape is likely an inverted triangle. Avoid necklines like boat-neck or Bardot, big shoulder straps, halter-neck lingerie, and larger patterns on your top half. Instead, opt for items that accentuate your bottom half like an a-line skirt or wide-leg trousers. Look for lingerie that draws the eye down.

The biggest tip I can share with you is trying on everything and making sure it fits you perfectly so you feel comfortable and smoking hot!

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