Well it’s that time again ladies, February 14th Valentine’s Day. Most associate this day with love, roses, chocolate covered strawberries (my personal fave) jewelry, champagne and Dun… Dun… Dun… LINGERIE!
Working in fashion, I come across women that are afraid to show off their bodies on this special day. I want to share lingerie tips that will make you feel more comfortable and confident in your own skin. Once you are familiar with your own body shape shopping for lingerie becomes a lot easier; you can now focus on pieces that flatter your body. This will save you time and money as well.
This body type has equal proportions in the shoulders and hips with a clearly defined waist. Your focus is to enhance the bust and highlight the hips. Any lingerie that can skim the body and show off those amazing curves is the way to go.
Your Best Styles: Teddies or Body Suits (either one will highlight your best assets…no pun intended).
This body type has equal proportions in the shoulders, waist (very little definition) and hips. Your focus is to soften the edges of the body and create the illusion of curves. Lingerie that can add volume to the bust or hips will give a softer appearance.
Your Best Styles: Corsets with padding that cinch in the waist and give the bust a fuller appearance. A chemise with padding and ruffles will give you a romantic look (If you have a fuller bust opt for a chemise without padding).
This body has narrow shoulders, a defined waist with full thighs and hips. Your focus is to draw attention to the upper half of the body.
Your Best Styles: A Babydoll with push-up power. A demi-cup push-up bra and a boy short also gives the body a more balanced appearance.
This body type has a large bust and narrow hips with fullness in the middle. Your focus is to draw the eye above the chest and below the hips.
Your Best Styles: A Chemise/Gown because soft flowy fabrics are best for this silhouette. An empire style found in a Babydoll with a sweetheart neckline is also a great way to show off the décolletage.
Raise your hand if you love a good Teddy Bear on Valentine’s Day
THE INVERTED TRIANGLE ( my body)
This body type has broad shoulders and narrow hips. Your focus is to draw the eye downward away from the broad upper body to create balance.
Your Best Styles: Deep V lace Bodysuit or try a V-neck romper for fun and show off those legs.
No matter what shape you are in I want you to be confident, bold and beautiful. This is a night to be sweet, sexy, naughty and nice. It’s also a night to shed inhibitions and be yourself. Happy Valentine’s Day!