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July 07, 2016

Updated on November 21, 2018

What is the one piece in your closet that makes you feel fantastic every time you put it on? It might be a power suit, a great pair of jeans, your favorite soft T-shirt or sweater. Whatever it is, this particular piece of clothing is pretty much magic. You turn to it when you feel down, or have a special event because this exact, particular piece of clothing makes you confident, happy that you look your absolute best!

That’s what we want for you with EVERY piece of lingerie. We want you to feel celebrated every time you slip into ANY clothing, but especially lingerie. And it can be hard to do so online. Clothing looks one way in the picture but doesn’t fit you quite right. Or you’re just not sure what style would really look great on you.

Everybody and every body is different. But everyone deserves to feel confident with lingerie that gives you an incomparable fit and superior comfort! That’s why we put together this handy guide. Fashion experts have suggested five common body shapes that you've likely heard of before: Apple, Pear, Ruler (also called Rectangle), Hourglass and Inverted Triangle - but we’ve gone further, creating 11 categories to give you more precise advice when choosing your best lingerie.

So which body shape is most similar to you from the picture below?


Ballerina Body Type

Ballerina body shape

Shop Odessa Chemise

Celebrity with a Ballerina shape Karlie Kloss

Ballerina shape traits This is a gorgeous long, lean build. You have legs that go on for days and understated curves. Tweet It!

Our advice Choose a shaped bust inset and halter neck to broaden your shoulders and highlight your bust. Try out an empire waist to show off your long lines.

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Carrot Body Type

Shop Desiree Camisole

Celebrity with a Carrot shape Angelina Jolie

Carrot shape traits If you have a carrot shape, you're blessed with slim legs and ankles, broad shoulders, and a waist and hips that are relatively similar in size. It's also sometimes referred to as an inverted triangle shape. Tweet It!

Our advice Think Old Hollywood glamor - insets at the waist and bust will emphasize your curves, and lace at the hem balances out your shoulders while showing off your legs.

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Pear Body Type

Shop Morgan Chemise

Celebrity with a Pear shape BeyoncéJennifer Lopez

Pear shape traits You have beautiful curves, especially in your hips and derrière -embrace them! Tweet It!

Our advice Pick a flared bias-cut skirt and a contrasting color stretch lace bust to both flatters your curves and balance out your shape on top. Add in a deep neckline and a defined waist to heighten the effect.

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Petite & Compact Body Type

Petite & Compact body shape

Shop Corazon Slip

Celebrity with a Petite & Compact Shapes Ariana Grande, Hayden Panettiere

Petite & Compact type traits Like a gymnast, petite and compact women are small and mighty in all respects. Tweet It!

Our advice Look for spaghetti straps and a deep V-neck inset to elongate your neck and torso. Picking something above knee length shows more leg and keeps you from being lost in the fabric. A soft color with subtle lace will also keep the focus on you.

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Ruler Body Type

Shop Ophelia Gown

Celebrity with a Ruler Shape Gwyneth Paltrow

Ruler shape traitsWith a ruler shape, you have a fabulously long, straight line with similar measurements from shoulder to waist to hip like a supermodel. Tweet It!

Our advice Choose an elongated lace bodice but make sure it features lace insets at the hips to give a little definition. A flared silk skirt and an open back will feel and fit effortlessly; consider elaborate back straps to add even a little more allure.

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Hourglass Body Type

Hourglass body type

Shop Estrella Robe

Celebrity with an Hourglass Shape Kim Kardashian

Hourglass shape traits You have a classic pin-up girl shape with a nipped in waist and full curves in your chest and hips. Tweet It!

Our advice Play with adding flowing kimono sleeves, and a wrapped front neckline to highlight your cleavage. A diamond-shaped opening in the back adds subtle, unexpected allure.

More Lingerie for Hourglass Shape:

Long Torso Body Type

Long Torso

Shop Gypsy Gown

Celebrity with a Long Torso Shape Olivia Wilde

Long Torso shape traits All this means is that, overall, the top half of your body - from your shoulders to your waist - is longer than the bottom half. It's also sometimes called "long-waisted.”You have a defined waist to be envied! Tweet It!

Our advice Pick a lace bralette insert or an empire waist to highlight your elegant proportions. Take advantage of being able to wear a long flowing skirt with spaghetti straps to emphasize your upper body.

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Short Torso Body Type


Shop Annabella Chemise

Celebrity with a Short Torso shape: Solange

Short Torso shape traits Unlike a long torso, the area from your shoulders to your hips is proportionally shorter than your legs. Congratulations, you have long, gorgeous legs! Tweet It!

Our advice Catch them staring while wearing a shimmering stretch silk charmeuse long gown, dripping with lace cut-out at the sides. This will elongate your upper body and emphasize that darling waist.

More Lingerie for Short Torso Shape:

Apple Body Type

apple body shape

Shop Grace Camisole

Celebrity with an Apple Shape Jennifer Hudson

Apple shape traits All this means is that your upper body and lower body are proportionally slender and most of your weight falls in your midsection. There are a million ways to look fabulous and feel irresistibly comfortable with an apple shape. Tweet It!

Our advice Try an under-bust cut bra inset to accentuate your bustline. Pair it with a short skirt to highlight your legs. Delicate straps call attention to your upper body, neck and decolletage.

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Busty Body Type

busty body shape

Shop Morgan Chemise

Celebrity with a Busty Shape Kate Upton

Busty shape traits You have beautiful curves, with your bust being proportionally larger than your hips or waist. Tweet It!

Our advice Pick an embroidered stretch mesh lace-bust inset, with wide shoulders and a deep neckline that both supports and highlights your cleavage. A flared stretch silk skirt balanced out your curves.

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Small Chest Body Type

small-chest body type

Shop Rebecca Chemise

Celebrity with a Small Chest shape Taylor Swift

Small Chest shape traits Whether you’re long and lanky or otherwise curvy, your bustline is petite. Tweet It!

Our advice A stretch lace bust insert framed by a soft silk cradle will give you a gentle support lift and gives you definition to your waist.

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Bonus Tips—

Bottom line (please pardon the pun): Your shape is beautiful; let's celebrate it together. Highlight all the great features you have! Great legs? Sultry shoulders? Divine décolleté? Show them off! Being confident in your own skin makes you more confident than ever. Get your best sleep yet in our temperature regulating fabric or streamline your silhouette with our full range of bust-support designs while you lounge all day.

Our high-quality silks are also a perfect to mix and match as streetwear. Read more to learn how to wear lingerie under clothes!

Let us know in the comments what piece of clothing –or our lingerie!– sparks your confidence and makes you feel your best. We want to know!