Lingerie can make you feel confident and sexy, as well as providing a major turn-on for your significant other. Not all lingerie is created equal though, and depending on your body shape and style preferences, certain pieces of lingerie can make you look sexier than others. If you have a special evening planned with your partner and want to look and feel your finest in lingerie, it’s important to learn how to pick out a piece or set that will work for you.
Start by measuring your bust, or have it measured by a professional, to ensure you are wearing the appropriate bust size. Wearing the wrong size not only looks awkward, but can also be uncomfortable.
Stick with a cup type that will enhance your bust. If you are larger in the bust area, a cup with molded foam will help you keep your bust under control. For smaller busts, you might consider padded cups with underwire that will help lift what you’ve got and make your bosom appear more abundant.
Select lingerie that will flatter your midsection as well. For example, if you have a thin midsection or hourglass shape, fitted lingerie such as corset tops will add curves or show off existing ones. If you have a fuller midsection, empire and flowing waists, like those in baby doll dresses, can mask the area and enhance your legs and bust. If you want to emphasize your midsection, a well-fitted embellished bra is all you need.
Purchase bottoms that will complement your derriere and hips. Boy-short cuts enhance a round behind, and fuller-bottomed women may want to avoid thin cuts such as a bikini or thong. If you have a thin hip and bottom area, add some curve with ruffled bottoms. Consider the kind of top you have, too. Corsets look good with most bottoms, as do baby-doll dresses. If you are wearing a long lingerie dress, avoid ruffled bottoms that will give your body an awkward shape.
Enhance your legs with some lingerie accessories to add to your overall look. Fishnet stockings and garter belts look sexy with corset lingerie. High heels will work for just about everyone and make legs look fierce. For the flirty baby-doll lingerie, think frilly shoes or even a frilly garter.
The key to finding the perfect lingerie is enhancing your strongest points. If you have gorgeous legs stick with shorter lingerie pieces. If you want the focus on your bust, longer dresses or low-cut tops will draw attention to these areas. A simple top with ruffled or shape-hugging bottoms can enhance a nice behind.