What you wear underneath your clothes is just as important as your outerwear – especially on date night. The right underwear can help flatter your body shape, boost your confidence and can even affect how your garments fit you. So it’s worth the time and effort to find the perfect kind of undies for you! And it’s easy to choose flattering lingerie if you follow these tips…
Size doesn’t count
Focus on the way the lingerie fits, rather than the size. Not all underwear is cut the same, so fit is key. Remember to pay attention to colours that look good on you and up the ante by opting for mesh and lace detailing.
Show off your butt
If you’re blessed with a curvy derriere, then boy shorts are a great choice. They highlight your curves and look great with a camisole, bra or corset. You can also go for a teddy to draw the eye to your lower half. Or go for a thong, to really show off your assets. If your bum is on the flatter side, opt for a fuller bottom.
Your hips won’t lie
If you’re self-conscious about large hips and a smaller bustline, balance things out by opting for an A-line negligee or chemise to highlight your bust. This will also drape softly over your curves for a flattering look.
Show off the girls
If you’re blessed with an ample bust, support is key – go for lingerie that has underwire and thicker straps. When it comes to bras, demi-cut cups are a great choice. Corsets are an excellent selection no matter what size your breasts as they give an extra lift. Strapless options work well with small cup sizes as they draw the eye upward.
Make your midsection look fab
If you’re blessed with perfect abs (jealous!), then a matching bra and panty combo is definitely the way to go.
However, if you’re less than happy with your midsection, consider these tips. First, opt for lingerie that nips in at the waist to highlight your curves. Good choices include corsets, teddies and garter belts which will definitely turn up the heat.
Serisha Singh – All4Women
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