How-To: Choosing Lingerie For Your Body Type

Just like clothes, not all types of lingerie flatters everyone. It is all about knowing your body type and learning to play up the good features and down play the not so great ones. Each person is shaped different. Some are more top heavy while others are more bottom heavy. Then there are the lucky ones who are blessed with beautiful hourglass shapes that look great in almost anything. While you may or may not be one of those, there are most definitely ways to work your body to your advantage so that you may still feel sexy and confident in the garments that you do choose to wear. Every one has the right to feel sexy just as much as the next. Just because you do not look like those celebrities on the cover of your favorite fashion magazine does not mean you are not just as beautiful. This week we are going to help you identify your body shape so you can have a better understanding your features. After identifying your shape, we are going to give you some pointers as to what kind of lingerie you should be buying and which ones will flatter your body the most.


Choosing lingerie for your body type

 

Rectangle Body Type
Measurements for the bust, waist, and hips are similar in size. Little to no curve definition.
– Aim to add volume to the bust and hips.
– Look for padded/push up bras to create a fuller bust.

– Anything with ruching or ruffles will add volume.

– Try lingerie skirts that will help create the illusion of wider hips.

– Corsets that will cinch in the waist making it look smaller that the bust and hips.
Inverted Triangle Body Type
Body is top heavy and shoulders are generally more broad. Fuller bust but smaller waist and narrow hips.

– Full coverage or balconette bras will support the bust area and lift it up.

– Baby dolls that draws attention away from the smaller hips.

– Lower rise panties that starts at the widest part of your hips.

– Look for details such as ruffles or bows in bottoms only to add more volume to the hips.

Pear Body Type

Pears carry most of their weight in their lower body. They have smaller shoulders, chest, and waist, but their hips and thighs are bigger.

– Demi cup bras with padding will help lift up the small bust and create more cleavage.

– Boy short panties that covers the wider hips.

– Chemise that just skims the body and does not add any unnecessary extra volume.

Hourglass Body Type

The bust and hips are proportionate to each other. The waist size is the smallest and defined.

– Aim to accentuate all your natural curves.

– Corsets will add even more definition to your shape.

– Teddies or bodysuits will wear beautifully.

– Any vintage inspired lingerie will a high waist line will bring out your tiny waist.
We hoped this guide has helped you and that you now have a better understanding of what your best features are. Use this guide to help you in your next lingerie purchase or even your clothing purchases. Now that you know what to hide and what to accentuate you can make really begin to accentuate in all the right places. Tell us what your body type is and leave us any feedback you may have in the comments section. We would love to hear them.

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It’s All In The Details: Clothing Details

On our website there are many pieces of lingerie, clubwear, and costumes to choose from. For each of these products there are usually many details that go into the overall look of it. Believe it or not, without these details a piece of garment would be rather boring. Today, we are going to identify many of the common details you see on many of our lingerie pieces. Of course, many of these can also be found on every day clothes as well so it is useful information to know. Perhaps some details flatter you more than others. Knowing the exact details you like or do not like will be helpful in the future when you shop for new pieces.
 

Clothing Details

 

Busk – A two-part closure made of steel. One side contains the loops while the other contains the posts. Primarily used for corsets.
Eyelash Lace – A type of lace with a trim that resembles the look of eyelashes.
Fringe – A decorative border of hanging threads that usually dangles from the edge of a garment.
Hook & Eye Closure – A closure that uses metal hooks and eyelets. Similar to a busk in function, but used more universally on different types of clothing.
Lace Up – Having a piece of string or ribbon to use to tighten up a closure.
Pleated – A method of double folding fabric upon itself and then pressing it into place.
Ruched – Gathering of fabric to create folds in the fabric.
Ruffle – A trim created by the gathering of a strip of fabric.
Scalloped – A trim formed by rounded curves along the edge.
Sweetheart Neckline – Neckline that is double scalloped and resembles the top of a heart. Accentuates the breast area.
Keyhole – A decorative opening on a piece of clothing.
Flyaway – A piece of garment that has a draped opening.
 

Did you know all these terms and details, or did you learn something new today? Comment and let us know!

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How To Pick A Pair of Flattering Hosiery

Hosiery, as one can see from our website iLoveSexy, has many different varieties. There are many patterns, colors, and lengths and it can get very overwhelming. Choosing a pair that matches your outfit is one thing, but one that will make your legs look its best is another story. Everyone wants legs that look like the ones those models have on the covers of magazines or celebrities on the red carpet. Most people can only wish and hope, while they become insecure about the little imperfections of their own. However, there ARE ways to flatter your natural legs and today we will teach you how to address the top 3 issues and create the illusion of beautiful legs with a just few simple tips.

How To Pick A Pair of Flattering Hosiery

 

 

My legs are very skinny. I want to make them look less scrawny and more healthy.
If your legs are naturally very skinny, and you want them to appear less so, try printed tights. A general rule is any type of prints minus vertical stripes will add volume. The prints will break up the attention of the eyes and pull them away from the narrow lines of your legs.

I have short legs, and I want to make them appear longer.
If your legs are on the shorter side, elongate them by wearing patterns with vertical lines. Vertical lines draws the eyes up and down making legs appear longer than they actually are. These can either be just simple vertical lines or a pair of ribbed tights that are more subtle.

My legs are stubby and have trouble areas of fat. I want them to appear long and lean.
If you want to make your legs appear leaner along with longer, then a solid color is the way to go. As opposed to wearing vertical stripes, solid colors are less distracting. When paired with a pair of shoes that are the same color, your legs will look long and lean because your foot and leg will appear like one connected line.

Depending on what issues you have with your own legs, you can choose a pair accordingly. Don’t be discouraged that your legs do not look perfect. Just like there are ways to dress slimmer, there are ways to create illusions with the leg as well.

 

 

 

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Guide: Difference Between Corset and Bustier

Is it a corset or is it a bustier? This is a question we often get asked, and sometimes it is hard even for us to differentiate the two. The trend we have noticed is that retailers seem to use these terms so interchangeably now that it has made consumers confused and some do not even know that the two are different things. Today, we are here to set the record straight once in for all and clarify what exactly makes a corset and what makes a bustier. They may look very similar but both serve different purposes and their constructions have very different standards.

 Difference Between Corset and Bustier
 
Corset

GOAL: Provide support and reduce the waistline

∙ Uses strong boning materials such as steel.

∙ Usually provides a lace up back which allows wearers to adjust their corset.

∙ Some have a busk on the front to allow for easy removal.

∙ Corsets need to be more sturdy and provide more support hence they are usually made of heavy duty fabric or many layers combined.
 
Bustier

GOAL: Lift and support the bust

∙ Boning is typically flexible plastic with stretch panels.

∙ There are usually no laces but instead there are hook and eye closures in the front or the back.

∙ Bustiers are usually made with lightweight flexible fabric because it does not need to withhold the pressure from being tightened.
 
Between the two, corsets are more for structure and support while bustiers allow for more movement and comfort. Corsets have been around for decades, and were traditionally used as a day to day undergarment to provide woman of the past an hourglass figure. Nowadays, both corsets and bustiers have become incorporated into mainstream fashion and some are made to be worn out in public as a top. However, even then they are both very different types of garments and should not be confused with one another.
 
We hoped this guide has helped some of you gain a better understanding of what are the significant differences between a corset and bustier. Do not confuse the two and next time you are out shopping perhaps you can be the better judge of whether or not a retailer is using their terms correctly!

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