When shopping for any kind of apparel it is important to keep your body type/shape in mind. It is the key to looking your best, and feeling the most confident in your clothing. No body feels good about themselves when they are tugging and pulling on an outfit they liked the look of in a photo, but doesn't fit well on them.
When shopping for lingerie it can be even more important to keep your body type in mind. For a lot of ladies this is when we are at our most vulnerable, especially if the lingerie was purchased for romantic purposes. For that reason, we have tried to help you find the perfect lingerie for you, and your body type. You can ,shop by body type, as well as read our personalized fitting notes on all of our products. Listed bellow are descriptions to help you figure out your body type. And if you have further questions, or would like a personal shopper to assist you, we would love to help! Contact us, and we will help you find your perfect lingerie, whether it is the perfect pajama set, or the perfect sexy little number for your romantic evening. We are here to help!
L.Michelle, and the Avec L'amour Team
Waist is at least 75% of your chest or hip or hip measurements, which are virtually the same. Straight body types, tend to look long and lean, often described as a "boyish" figure. Keep in mind this does not mean that you are petite in the bust cup. You can be either petite in bust, or average. Your measurements for shoulders, hips, and waist are all very close to the same.
This body type looks great in items that create a waist line, think of breaking your body up into sections. A great example of lingerie for you, would be a bra, and garter belt set. The garter belt creates a waist line, while the bra and panties add color and texture to your bust, and hips to create a hourglass look.
Celebrities that have this body type: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst, Keira Khightly
Waist at most 75% of your chest measurement, and the chest is at least 110% of your hip measurement. Apple shaped women tend to have fuller bust, and or mid section. Your measurements for shoulders are wider than your hips. You tend to have a smaller bottom, and great slimmer legs. This body type looks great showing off their legs, and wearing items that even out your frame. A great example of lingerie for you, would be a chemise or babydoll with a tulip cut, or empire waist line. These pieces will add fullness to your hips, evening out your frame, and creating an hourglass look.
Celebrities that have this body type: Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O’Donnell, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liz Hurley
Waist is at least 75% of your chest measurement, and your hip measurement is at least 110% of your chest. Pear shaped women have fuller hips and bottoms, with a smaller bust. Your measurements for hips are wider than shoulders. This body type looks great in square neck lines, sexy push up bras, and ruffled shoulders. These pieces will add fullness to your shoulders and bust area, evening out your frame, and creating an hourglass look.
Celebrities that have this body type: Triangle Celebrities: Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce
Waist is less than 75% of your chest or hip measurements, which are virtually the same. Hourglass shaped women have defined shoulders, and curvy hips. Your measurements for hip and shoulders are inline, with a small to average waist. Note this measurement is your hips to shoulders, you can be an hourglass, with a petite bra cup size. While you have the romantic shape, showing it off is key. This body type looks great in items that show off your waist line. A great example of lingerie for you, would be snug fitting chemises, cropped camisoles and thongs, and teddies.
Celebrities that have this body type: Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek