Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or any given Sunday, whether you’re in a relationship or single, we all want to perfect the art of turning up the heat with our fellow bedmate as the temperature goes down. And what better way to get in the mood than finding that perfect piece of lingerie that will leave them wanting…just a little bit more.
While we’d all kill for a Victoria’s Secret supermodel physique and her ability to pull off a latex bodysuit with the same ease as a blinged-out baby doll bodice, there is a specific type of lingerie that will enhance and play up your best, ahem, assets. I asked Linda ‘The Bra Lady’ Becker, who one of my friends swears changed her life (and undergarment drawer), to dish about tried and true tricks on how to get a little sexy back into our bods. Click through the seven figure types in the slideshow, find your fit, and unleash your inner vixen. Let the games begin.
Body Type: Straight
Your bust and hips are the same size. The waist is slightly smaller than the bust and hips.
Tip: A sexy baby doll that’s seamed through the bodice adds shapes and curves to both the bust and hips.
Try: Felina Bridgette Baby Doll, $58
Body Type: Oval
The waist is larger than the bust and hips. The hips are narrow compared to the shoulders. Breasts are a C cup or larger.
Tip: A garter G-String paired with a full bust bra can help to hide the size of a larger hip while accommodating a full cup.
Body Type: Spoon
The hips are larger than the bust and the hips have a "shelf" appearance. The waist is slightly smaller than the bust.
Tip: A sassy underwire bra that plays up your bust and evens out your shape. Pair with a sexy short that has just enough coverage for full hips and butt.
Body Type: Top Hourglass
The bust is larger than the hips and the waist is well defined.
Tip: Show off that teeny waist and well defined curves in a cut-out halter teddy. Slip on your favorite pair of high heels and voila!
Body Type: Pear
The hips are larger than the bust and the waist gradually slopes out to the hips.
Tip: Flirty minis that hide the thigh area are a great choice. Also, look for sexy pieces that wrap or have ruching in the middle. This will break up your bust and hips and draw attention to your waist giving you a sexy pin-up girl figure. Or, choose a two-piece that has a lacy bra and a matching miniskirt or boy shorts.
Body Type: Inverted Triangle
The bust is large, the hips are narrow, and the waist is not very well defined.
Tip: An underwire bra with seamed and molded cups to support your bust. The lift will help define a waist and make you look taller and thinner. Pick panties with ruffles to give narrow hips a curvy shape.
Body Type: Diamond
The waist is larger than the bust and hips. The shoulders are narrow compared to the hips. Breasts are small to medium in size.
Tip: A lace cami with a built-in bra for support - but also a sleekness that will hide a tummy and play up your cleavage. Pair it with something unexpected below like mesh detailing.
Try: Mary Green Stretch Silk Satin Camisole With Lace, $68.75