Lingerie For Your Body Shape

Sure, most nights your go-to bedtime outfit consists of sweats you bought in college and your boyfriend’s perfectly worn-in (if a little bit ratty) softball league T-shirt, or if you’re feeling fancy, maybe a cami and pajama pants. But special occasions (hello, Valentine’s Day!) serve as a reminder that sometimes it’s good to step it up a bit when it comes to our sleepwear and lingerie. The idea of baring our best—er—assets may seem daunting, but we’ve all got something to show off.

Whether you’re a Ruler or an Hourglass or are somewhere in between, we’ve got sexy options made just for your particular body shape. Give ‘em a whirl. Dinner and a movie optional.

*All images are provided by the designers and stores. Models are not meant to represent any particular body shape.

1Circle: Borrow From The Boys

There’s just something inherently sexy about a woman wearing nothing but a man’s button-down. This menswear-inspired nightshirt begs to be touched—it’s made with super-soft organic cotton—and it compliments a Circle shape beautifully, hiding a tummy  but showing off those gorgeous gams. Man, oh, man!

Only Hearts nightshirt, $75

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2Circle: Baby, Baby, Baby

Want to see your man blush? Surprise him with this sassy little red and black babydoll number with a matching G-string. The empire style is a circle-shaped woman’s BFF, and the heart print on the sheer fabric helps disguise a thicker middle. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

Hanky Panky babydoll with G-string, $98

3Triangle: Hot Couture

Looking for lingerie that’s as fashion-forward as your regular clothes? Feast your eyes on this bralette and hipster set that not only shows off your curves, but also your great sense of style. The shape of the panty and the color-blocking flatter a Triangle shape’s lower half, while the structured detailing on top draws attention upward. You better work!

Only Hearts LouLou Longline Bralette, $69 and LouLou hipster with garters, $55

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4Triangle: Black Beauty

You know the importance of a Little Black Dress in your closet. Now it’s time to add a LBN (Little Black Nightie) to your lingerie drawer. This gorgeously draped chemise is comfy for you, but still sexy for him. Plus, it hides a Triangle shape’s fuller hips. Think anyone will notice if we throw this on with leggings for the day?

Josie Natori Serene chemise, $250

5Inverted Triangle: Kiss and Tell

Nothing says, “Get over here, Valentine!” like an adorably sexy cami and thong set in a sassy lip print. The cami’s shape lets you flaunt an Inverted Triangle’s strong shoulders, while the high cut of the thong lengthens your legs even more. Lip-smacking cute, wouldn’t you say?

Hanky Panky camisole, $54 and thong, $23

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6Inverted Triangle: Purple Passion

When your body is biggest on top—broad shoulders and fuller breasts—you need a bra that lends ample support but still looks flirty and fun. This T-shirt style looks great under a thin shirt—and even better out of it! Add a boy short—great on an Inverted Triangle’s thin legs—and bring on the romance.

Bare Necessities Cleo by Panache: Jude T-shirt bra, $48 and boy short, $22

7Hourglass: Pin-Up Girl

Hourglass figure? You lucky lady—lingerie was made for women like you. Flaunt those curves in a vintage-inspired bra and panty set in black lace. If this doesn’t cause hearts to race, we don’t know what will. Seriously. Check for a pulse.

Masquerade by Panache Harem plunge bra, $74 and high-waisted brief, $36

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8Hourglass: Throw ‘Em a Curve

Ready to cause jaws to drop on February 14? Just slip into this sexy lace number. Form-fitting to emphasize that curvy bod? Check. Enough lace to stay sweet, but sheer enough to cause a grown man to weep? Yep. This’ll do just fine.

Journelle Fortnight Mira slip, $165

9Ruler: Smooth as Silk

Some lingerie just begs to be seen. Exhibit A: this silk cami and tap pant. From the pale pink color and the ribbon detailing to the pretty gathered hem and the rhinestone buttons on the bottoms, Rulers are sure to stun in this matching set. We won’t blame you if you “accidentally” happen to stroll by an open window once or twice.

Free People The Lake & the Stars ribbon silk camisole, $158 and silk tap pant, $65

10Ruler: Take no Prisoners

Jailhouse stripes get a flirty spin with this totally cute—and very sexy—bralette and brief. The little ruffles, bows and horizontal stripes add the illusion of curves to a Ruler’s straight body. Super hot? Guilty as charged.

Undrest Amelie halter bralette, $26 and Sofia brief, $24

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