I’ve got a secret, and it’s a total confidence booster. Even when I’m home alone or walking through the grocery store, I’ve got a quiet sense of confidence. My secret? Gorgeous lingerie.
Lingerie has a magical way of taking a run-of-the-mill intimate encounter and making it more exciting…that big reveal (when the rest of your clothes are on the floor) is always a showstopper!
But while lingerie can be amazing for your partner, I’m here to tell you lingerie is really for YOU. That confidence you get from just wearing it—and feeling sexy—makes it worth taking off those comfy granny panties and slipping into your favorite silky or lacey substitute.
I can see what you’re imagining. Angel wings. Impossibly skinny women walking down a runway in barely there underwear. You might think only people like that should be wearing lingerie.
We have a roundup of lingerie that fits likes a dream on your body—no wings required.
Before we begin, let’s explain the different body types:
Rectangle: Common on athletes, this type’s shoulders, waist and hips are approximately the same width. Think celebs like Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Pear: Jennifer Lopez made this look famous with her most famous asset. Women with this body type have wider hips with smaller shoulders and a smaller waist.
Hourglass: This one is easy to picture! Just think of wider shoulders and hips with a narrower waist. Iconic celebrities with this shape include Marilyn Monroe or Kim Kardashian.
Inverted Pear: Women with broader shoulders and a larger bust are an inverted pear (or inverted triangle) shape, like Angelina Jolie.
Curvy: Ladies with wider hips and a larger bust will recognize this body type. Curvy celeb stunners include Lizzo and supermodel Ashley Graham.
If you’re counting down the hours until you can flaunt that hourglass shape, a bralette is perfect for you. Also, if you have a longer torso or a rectangle body shape, it will draw more attention to your legs and shoulders.
Effortlessly sexy and surprisingly comfy, this lacy bralette-boyshort duo might just make you feel flawless. (We can all use a little Bey in our lives, tbh.) Available in sizes up to 3X, Woke Up Like This can easily be worn under any ensemble so you feel amazing all day and night.
This style of lingerie is perfect for women with inverted pear or curvy figures. A full skirt draws attention from your lower half and draws in the focus to your chest. Most also have a plunging neckline that will also show off a pear-shaped figure to advantage, drawing the attention from top to bottom.
Hello hourglass! This cutie is also available in sizes up to 3X. Peep Show gives a hint of what’s to come with a sexy plunging neckline, but you’re still a *little* covered up thanks to a gorgeous sheer skirt that skims the curves in the very best way. Tonight, put on a little Peep Show!
Show those curves some love with shapewear. Look for shapewear + lingerie combos with a light smoothing effect (and don’t look like something you’d find in your grandmother’s closet). Flattering shapewear will show off your fav features AND sculpt any problem areas to help you feel gorgeous, no matter what!
Shapewear, but make it sexy. Available in sizes up to XL, this slimming bodysuit shows off your sexy silhouette to perfection. Plus, it does double duty—wear it under your clothes for a light curve-sculpting effect or flaunt your sexy side in just the bodysuit.
I saved the best for last! A teddy works for just about body. But if you happen to have an inverted pear body shape, a teddy is your ultimate secret weapon—this silhouette slims the shoulders and lengthens the body at the same time. Win-win!
Steal the show (and your partner’s heart!) with Moulin Rose. This striking one-piece teddy, available in sizes up to XL, contrasts sheer floral lace and flirty rose-colored satin with a deceptively demure neckline that’ll leave ‘em begging for more!
Just the Beginning
We’re just scratching the surface when it comes to lingerie. These gorgeous garments inspire all kinds of heat between the sheets, but even better? They make you feel amazing when you wear them. The most important thing to remember is being sure to choose a piece that makes YOU feel sexy. Show off what you want and tantalizingly tease what’s underneath!