How to Pick the Perfect Lingerie for Your Body Type

Ladies, it's time to invest in some intimates.

Shopping for intimates can be daunting, especially if you have no idea what looks good and what's going to look, well, not so good. No one wants to go into those very well lit Victoria's Secret dressing rooms and try on items that don't flatter your body - this may very well be the reason you are a lingerie-buying beginner. 

First things first, you want to shop for styles that will accentuate your assets. If you're unsure of your body type, check out this diagram for some help and scroll below for lingerie inspo to fit every woman's body:

How to Pick the Perfect Lingerie for Your Body Type


Your chest and hips are equally proportioned and your waistline is narrow. Adding a suspender belt to your bra and panty set will accentuate your tiny waistline and looks classically sexy on an hourglass figure.

Shop this suspender belt and matching panties set here.

Shop this entire look here.

Shop this suspender belt set here.


You have narrow shoulders and broad hips. You should pick lingerie that accentuates your upper body, bringing the attention to your arms, shoulders, and collarbone. Bandeau or crop tops nicely compliment smaller chests and brief bottoms will complement your curvier hips. 

Shop this bandeau bra and brief bottoms set here.

Shop this crocheted bandeau babydoll here.

Shop these brief bottoms here.


Your waistline is your widest measurement while your hips and bust are narrower in comparison. Deep plunging lingerie or bodysuits and brief bottoms or boy-shorts will beautifully accentuate your best assets. 

Shop this lacey belted body suit here.

Shop this plunging lace bra and boy-shorts set here.

Shop this plunging body suit here.


Your body is equally proportioned from top to bottom with little waist definition. Try a bandeau bra or a crop top to elongate your chest and brief bottoms or boy-shorts to perfectly accentuate your frame.

Shop this crop top, brief bottoms and suspender belt set here.

Shop this lacey crop top and brief bottoms set here.

Shop this bra and panty set here.

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