Body Types vs Lingerie

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Body Types vs Lingerie

Cherrylane Cherrylane 12/15/2011

Been trying on a lot lingerie lately and noticing how different things fit my particular body type and was wondering what styles of lingerie people feel most flatters their body type.

Just pick the poll most relavant to your shape and pick the style you usually find most flattering

Note, this isn't necessarily what you find most appealing or "ideally" prefer.

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Cherrylane Cherrylane
Hourglass figures are usually said to be those where the bust and hip measurements are of equal size or within an inch of each other and the waist is more than 9 inches smaller than the bust or hip measurement.

What styles of lingerie are most flattering to an hourglass figure?
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12/15/2011
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her angelness her angelness
i feel like pretty much everything would look good on an hourglass figure, but i think bra/panty sets look the best.
12/15/2011
blonde1216 blonde1216
I feel like the corsets make a womans figure look better,and they make me feel sexy!
12/16/2011
biancajames biancajames
I am hour glass, and plus size with large breasts and ass. Def corsets, anything with garters, and I really love low cut/empire waist chemises
12/24/2011
Miaever Miaever
A baby-doll I think makes your body look more flowy and smooth though corsets give you the BAMM!! Yeah I got curves and I can work them!!
12/24/2011
GonetoLovehoney GonetoLovehoney
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Originally posted by her angelness
i feel like pretty much everything would look good on an hourglass figure, but i think bra/panty sets look the best.
You'd be surprised, but exaggerated hourglass shapes (like mine) mean that almost NOTHING fits, especially in the cup size section. I'm at 36 DDD >_<.
12/24/2011
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
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Originally posted by GonetoLovehoney
You'd be surprised, but exaggerated hourglass shapes (like mine) mean that almost NOTHING fits, especially in the cup size section. I'm at 36 DDD >_<.
I'm an apple type with 48E boobs. FUN. (not.)
12/25/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Hourglass figures are usually said to be those where the bust and hip measurements are of equal size or within an inch of each other and the waist is more than 9 inches smaller than the bust or hip measurement.

What styles of lingerie are ...
How I wish I was blessed with an hourglass. Oh well. I think a Corset looks amazing on those figures.
12/26/2011
Illusional Illusional
I wish I had at least DD's, I have wide hips and my tummy is sorta big, so if my tits were bigger, I think it would kinda help. lol
12/26/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
I've got a bit of an hourglass, not dramatic, but my bust and hips are about the same and on the curvy side of average, and my natural waist is noticeably smaller. And even though I'm like most women and don't love my body, I'm not far off from the body I want. I already have the shape "type", I love hourglasses. Just need to tone up here and there. But I think most styles look really sexy on an hourglass.
12/26/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
Hour glass figures look great in pretty much everything.
12/26/2011
calliope calliope
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Originally posted by Sinfully
Hour glass figures look great in pretty much everything.
I agree
01/30/2012
calliope calliope
I love babydolls and think they look good on most everyone.
01/30/2012
GS28 GS28
I'm an exaggerated, "soft" hourglass. Almost nothing fits correctly because It's hard to fit my bra size in mass produced lingerie. But I do like waist cinchers and cupless corsets, so I can wear a bra that fits.
01/31/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
i think hourglass as well.
02/01/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Hourglass figures are usually said to be those where the bust and hip measurements are of equal size or within an inch of each other and the waist is more than 9 inches smaller than the bust or hip measurement.

What styles of lingerie are ...
I think Bra and Panty sets would be best for hourglass figures.
04/21/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
Corset/Bustiers for sure!
04/22/2012
Castielskitten Castielskitten
im actually a hourglass figure, even tho i have a large belly on me, im 275 pounds (working on my diet) with my size breasts and hips, it's hard to find lingeri that fit me, so corsets are not in for me, but i think they are sexy on a hourglass figure, ill stick with the babydolls and teddies!
04/22/2012
angiem32 angiem32
I feel that corsets are the sexiest but babydolls make me feel amazing aswell
04/22/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I love corsets and lace. They always look great on a lot of shapes
04/22/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
corsets!
04/24/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I think corsets and garters look the best on most women.
04/26/2012
All His All His
i love corsets and bustiers but being bigger means not all of them fit correctly so it takes a lot of looking to find ones that are flattering
04/26/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Hourglass figures are usually said to be those where the bust and hip measurements are of equal size or within an inch of each other and the waist is more than 9 inches smaller than the bust or hip measurement.

What styles of lingerie are ...
Corset/Bustiers
04/27/2012
Azule Azule
I think corsets are designed best for those body types.
04/27/2012
Sex Positivity Sex Positivity
I'm partial to garter belts, myself.
04/27/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
I love bustiers and babydolls!
04/28/2012
fufucat fufucat
i think babydolls are the most flattering
05/20/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Hourglass figures are usually said to be those where the bust and hip measurements are of equal size or within an inch of each other and the waist is more than 9 inches smaller than the bust or hip measurement.

What styles of lingerie are ...
Corsets. Lucky for me, that's my body figure and my favorite type of lingerie.
05/28/2012
sweetnikki12 sweetnikki12
corsets
08/26/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
Hourglass best describes my figure, but I also got a bit of a stomach on me. I prefer corset and babydolls that cover my stomach and hips.
08/27/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
I've got an hourglass. Bra and panties look fine to me, as well as corsets. I like babydolls; I like how they look. However, I also prefer opaques, not see-through clothing. So, I feel babydolls do not work on me, because I just look like I'm swimming in fabric. I like my waist to be seen, but in a babydoll, it just isn't, and I don't feel attractive as a result.
08/27/2012
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Corsets
08/27/2012
edenguy edenguy
Corset/Bustier flatter any body type !
08/27/2012
heather-mooney heather-mooney
I personally think corsets and garters look great on everyone!
09/01/2012
kims89 kims89
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Originally posted by heather-mooney
I personally think corsets and garters look great on everyone!
I am not everyone! lol they are very sexy though!
09/01/2012
ScorpioCurves ScorpioCurves
At most, I think corsets are more flattering to the hourglass shapes. But personally, I prefer wearing babydolls or chemises because they are more comfortable and the fabric is usually more breathable.
09/01/2012
ginainohio ginainohio
corsets
09/02/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I think corsets/bustiers really make an hourglass figure "pop!"
09/03/2012
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Unique posters: 38
Cherrylane Cherrylane
Straight or banana figures have bust and hip measurements that are equal or about equal and are generally considered to have waist measurements that are less than 9 inches smaller than the bust/hip measurement.

What style of lingerie is most flattering on women with this type of figure?
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unfulfilled unfulfilled
So thanks for the info, I'm a banana I guess. My hips and breasts are the same size 32" and my waist is 27". My husband always comments that i have a hourglass figure, but I guess I need to do some ab exercises to make it smaller to truly be considered that. Going by what looks best on me

Teddies b/c my breasts are so small
garters/hose
babydolls

corsets with a generic sizing like small don't work for me b/c I'm to small chested. I have to get ones that's specifically designed for 32" bust.
12/16/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Straight or banana figures have bust and hip measurements that are equal or about equal and are generally considered to have waist measurements that are less than 9 inches smaller than the bust/hip measurement.

What style of lingerie is most ...
I think corsets would work with the straight figures.
04/21/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Babydolls
04/26/2012
Azule Azule
Babydolls are usually the most universal I think.
04/27/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
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Originally posted by Azule
Babydolls are usually the most universal I think.
I agree
04/28/2012
ginainohio ginainohio
baby dolls
09/02/2012
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Cherrylane Cherrylane
Apple figures are those with bust measurements that are larger than that of their hip measurement. Their waist measurements are sometimes larger than their hip measurement.

What type of lingerie is most flattering on women with this type of figure?
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kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Apple figures are those with bust measurements that are larger than that of their hip measurement. Their waist measurements are sometimes larger than their hip measurement.

What type of lingerie is most flattering on women with this type of ...
I'm an apple, so I'd love to see what everyone says. I'm no fashionista so I don't know this stuff D:

I personally love nightgowns, though. I was skyping with one of my friends one time in a new nightgown and he said it looked very pretty on me.
12/15/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Apple figures are those with bust measurements that are larger than that of their hip measurement. Their waist measurements are sometimes larger than their hip measurement.

What type of lingerie is most flattering on women with this type of ...
Baby dolls for this one.
04/21/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Babydolls
04/26/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Apple figures are those with bust measurements that are larger than that of their hip measurement. Their waist measurements are sometimes larger than their hip measurement.

What type of lingerie is most flattering on women with this type of ...
Babydolls
04/27/2012
Azule Azule
Babydolls
04/27/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
I agree with the majority here and gonna have to say babydolls too.
04/28/2012
ginainohio ginainohio
baby dolls
09/02/2012
Toy Fiend Toy Fiend
babydolls
12/27/2012
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Cherrylane Cherrylane
Pear shaped figures are generally thought to be those where the hip measurements are larger than the bust and waist measurement. Unlike apple figures, which tend to carry weight in their upper body and abdomen, pear figures tend to carry more weight in their lower body.

What type of lingerie is most flattering to this type of figure?
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Sinfully Sinfully
garters and hosiery look nice in my opinion and i have a pear shaped body.
12/26/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Pear shaped figures are generally thought to be those where the hip measurements are larger than the bust and waist measurement. Unlike apple figures, which tend to carry weight in their upper body and abdomen, pear figures tend to carry more weight ...
baby dolls.
04/21/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Baby dolls
04/27/2012
Llahsram Llahsram
Pear shapes are hot. Nothing like garters and hosiery to emphasize all that ass and leg
08/27/2012
ginainohio ginainohio
i think babydolls
09/02/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Pear shaped figures are generally thought to be those where the hip measurements are larger than the bust and waist measurement. Unlike apple figures, which tend to carry weight in their upper body and abdomen, pear figures tend to carry more weight ...
Babydolls
09/02/2012
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Cherrylane Cherrylane
Do you feel size changes the extent to which certain designs flatter a certain shape?

I'm thinking of a comprehensive meaning of "size." Smaller in clothing size, larger in clothing size, tall in height, "petite" height.

How much does it affect the decisions you make about the styles of lingerie you buy?
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OhMy! OhMy!
Absolutely! It's no different than buying a dress, suit, t-shirt, or even a pair of shoes. Each design has its pluses and minuses, and they have to be considered. The biggest factor of all, however, is what you feel flattered in. No matter how good the cut, if you don't feel sexy it doesn't matter.
12/15/2011
lalapetitee lalapetitee
Weirdly for me I don't know how to describe my body. I an a 2-4 but mostly carry my weight in my hips and bust. I find it hard to find clothing in general to fit me correctly but much more with lingerie. Lots of times the bras in a small are too small but the panties are too big. Confusing anf frustrating. I usually go for designs that have give to them and stretch. I do wish they made lingerie for hippy thin girls with huge boobs :-(
12/15/2011
levellc09 levellc09
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Originally posted by lalapetitee
Weirdly for me I don't know how to describe my body. I an a 2-4 but mostly carry my weight in my hips and bust. I find it hard to find clothing in general to fit me correctly but much more with lingerie. Lots of times the bras in a small are too ...
You are dead on! I'm a 0-2 with a c cup chest. I have wider his but no butt and its super hard to find panty sets that fit my breast and butt well. I hate having to pass up on sets because one or the other won't fit.
12/26/2011
punkstar283 punkstar283
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Do you feel size changes the extent to which certain designs flatter a certain shape?

I'm thinking of a comprehensive meaning of "size." Smaller in clothing size, larger in clothing size, tall in height, "petite" ...
Doesnt matter
12/26/2011
GS28 GS28
I'm extra-petite (4'11") but curvy. I don't care about the size in the tag as much as I care about getting the right fit. With regular clothing, I can take things to get altered. But lingerie is super hard to fit. First I have to fit big boobs and hips, but then the straps are always too long, the chest too low, the length too long. And unless I feel like I can alter it at home, I don't feel comfortable taking lingerie to my tailor...
01/31/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Do you feel size changes the extent to which certain designs flatter a certain shape?

I'm thinking of a comprehensive meaning of "size." Smaller in clothing size, larger in clothing size, tall in height, "petite" ...
doesnt matter to me
04/27/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
My wife has a significant hourglass figure and it does make a different when buying lingerie. Corsets are the easiest to judge sizing for, but we hate gambling on one-size-fits-none lingerie. For stick thin or straight figures, they work great, but not for her.
04/27/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
Yes. So often, shirts and dresses are simply not long enough for me. With hemlines rising higher and higher each day, I've found quite a few dresses that I can only wear as tops because they simply don't cover me. It works for me, though, because these dresses' hems usually lay where I would like my shirts' hems to lay, but I can rarely find a shirt long enough for me. I found these tank tops at Target one day that were actually a length I was comfortable with, so I pretty much wear those exclusively. In Winter, I wear too-short-in-length, too-short-in-sleeves flannels on top. I even bought the biggest size available, still not long enough anywhere.
08/27/2012
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