BEST LINGERIE FOR YOUR BODY TYPE

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What’s one piece in your closet that makes you feel confident and comfortable every time you put it on? Maybe it’s a power suit that helps you slay those presentations at work. It could be those jeans that fit your body like a glove. Maybe it’s a super-soft and cozy sweater. Whatever it is, wearing it feels like magic. It elevates your mood during down days and gets compliments when you wear it on special occasions. It’s all because of how it makes you feel – nothing is more striking than a woman who feels her best.

You can have this feeling when you wear the right piece of lingerie. You deserve to feel celebrated and alluring when you slip into your favourite sleepwear. It can be challenging to determine what pieces would look good on your body, especially when you’re shopping online. You want to make sure that what you’re purchasing not only looks good on you but also has the specific fit and comfort you’ve come to expect from your favourite garments.

We’ve been there – we know what it’s like to find an exquisite piece of lingerie online, only for it to arrive and fit awkwardly. You deserve better; you deserve that same feeling that your favourite piece of clothing gives you each time you put it on. This is why we’ve prepared this guide that suggests the best lingerie for your body type. Keep reading below for our recommendations for 11 body shapes and some of the best lingerie for each, making you feel irresistible while remaining true to yourself.

The Ballerina Shape

Ladies with the Ballerina body shape have a long and lean build. Ballerinas have legs for days and understated curves. Model and computer programmer, Karlie Kloss, has a ballerina body shape.

When you’re looking for a piece of lingerie that flatters your long legs and emphasizes your curves, choose a piece with a shaped bust inset to highlight your bust; an empire waist will show off your long limbs.

Pieces that we recommend for the Ballerina Shape include:

Mischa Classic Smoking Robe

Natasha Open Back Long Gown

Morgan Bust-Support Chemise

The Carrot Shape

You know that you have a carrot shape when you’re blessed with slim legs and ankles, confident broad shoulders, and a straight waist and hips. This is sometimes referred to as an inverted triangle shape; a famous woman who rocks her carrot shape with style is actor and philanthropist Angelina Jolie.

When you’re looking for a piece of lingerie that flatters your long legs and emphasizes your curves, choose a piece with a shaped bust inset to highlight your bust; an empire waist will show off your long limbs.

We recommend alluring pieces such as:

Natasha Lace Kimono

Mischa Hi-Lo Deep Scoop Tank

Morgan Bust-Support Chemise

The Pear Shape

A woman with a pear shape has beautiful curves, especially in your hips and booty – it’s time to embrace them and show them off! Celebrities who rock the pear shape include Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.

To embrace your inner diva in your lingerie, pick a flared bias-cut skirt and a contrasting colour, stretch-lace bust. This flatters your curves while balancing out your shape on top. For a more dramatic effect, add pieces with a deep neckline and a defined waist.

Some of our favourite pieces for the pear-shaped lady are:

Mischa Boudoir Hi-Lo Chemise

Morgan Lace Spaghetti Camisole

Natasha Open Back Long Gown

The Petite Shape

Like a gymnast, petite women are small, thin and compact. However, as all petite women know, they aren’t to be trifled with! Some petite stars that you may recognize are pop icon Ariana Grande and actor Hayden Panettiere.

We love the comfort and elegance that comes with spaghetti straps and a deep V-neck on petite women, elongating the neck and torso. Picking something above the knee shows off those legs; a soft colour will keep you from getting lost in the fabric.

Some of our favourite garments for a petite woman are:

Natasha Deep V Lace Camisole

Natasha Flare Lace Chemise

Mischa Lace Cut Out Cami

The Ruler Shape

Those with a ruler shape have a fabulously long, straight line with similar measurements from shoulder to the waist. You can see this svelte shape on actress and founder of GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow.

We advise our ruler-shaped ladies to choose an elongated lace bodice with lace insets at the hips, to emphasize your curves. A flared silk skirt and an open back will provide an effortless fit; you can even go a little bolder with elaborate back straps.

Some pieces that would make an incredible addition to your wardrobe include:

Jezebel Short Kimono

Jezebel High-Spirit Chemise

Jezebel Night Chemise

The Hourglass Shape

Have you ever been compared to a pin-up girl? Those with an hourglass shape have a nipped-in waist while boasting full curves at your chest hips. Kim Kardashian is most certainly the most recognizable celebrity with an hourglass shape out there.

Experiment with flowing kimono sleeves and a wrapped front neckline to emphasize your cleavage. A diamond-shaped opening in the back of your lingerie adds subtle, yet unexpected character.

Some pieces that we find especially flattering for hourglass shapes are:

Thalassa Coquette Silk Chemise

Vivien Divine Chemise

Cordelia Bridal Chemise

The Long Torso Shape

A long torso shape is self-explanatory – the top half of your body, from shoulders to waist, is longer than the bottom. You have a defined waist that some could only dream of! One of our favourite long-torso ladies is actress Olivia Wilde.

To highlight your elegant shape, choose pieces with a lace bralette insert or an empire waist. You can further emphasize your upper body by wearing a long, flowing skirt.

Some simple pieces that we love for your body include:

Sigrid Bust-Support Chemise

Morgan Bust-Support Silk Chemise

Chloe Sleep Chemise

The Short Torso Shape

The short torso shaped woman’s area from the shoulder to legs is proportionally shorter than the legs. You love to show off your long, gorgeous legs! A celebrity with a similar shape is the fierce and talented singer, Solange Knowles.

Elongate your upper body and emphasize your taut waist with a shimmering silk charmeuse long gown, a flattering romper or a beautiful camisole, with alluring lace cut-outs on the side. This will provide a lengthening effect and show off the curve of your long legs.

Some of our favourite pieces for the short torso shape include:

Morgan Vintage Long Silk Gown

Cordelia Bridal Romper

Dylan Urban Silk Tank Top

The Apple Shape

Ladies with an apple shape find that their upper and lower bodies are proportionally slender, with a little more weight in the midsection. Curvy and stunning, apple-shaped ladies look fabulous in many different styles of lingerie. Just ask singer, actress, and fashion icon Jennifer Hudson!

We find that an under-bust cut bra inset helps to accentuate the bust line on an apple-shaped body, with delicate straps to call attention to the neck and cleavage. Tap pants or a short skirt help to highlight your legs.

We especially love pieces like:

Olivia Flirtatious Silk Babydoll

Dylan Urban Nightshirt

Morgan Lace Spaghetti Silk Chemise

The Busty Shape

Celebrate your busty body! Busty women have beautiful curves, with your bust being proportionally larger than your hips or waist. You’ll recognize this body shape on model Kate Upton.

To show off those curves, pick an embroidered stretch mesh lace-bust inset, with wide shoulders and a deep neckline that supports and highlights the cleavage. A flared silk skirt will help to balance out your shoulders.

Feel your best in these stunning pieces:

Paloma Ingenue Chemise

Morgan Bust-Support Camisole

Morgan Bust-Support Silk Chemise

The Small Chest Shape

Ladies with a small chest could have long, slim limbs or be otherwise curvy. Either way, they have a decadent small bustline that suits many playful pieces. One of our favourite small-chested women is international pop sensation, Taylor Swift.

To rock your body, opt for a stretch-lace bust insert framed by a soft silk cradle. This will give you a gentle, supportive lift while drawing attention to your waist.

Some pieces we love for this effect are:

Morgan Cradle Bust Silk Chemise

Sigrid Swing Babydoll

Chloe Sleep Chemise

Your body shape should be celebrated, and NK IMODE has high-quality silk lingerie for every shape to emphasize what you love about yourself and make you feel confident. Not to mention that you’ll be getting your best sleep yet in our temperature-regulating materials.

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The Ballerina Shape

Ladies with the Ballerina body shape have a long and lean build. Ballerinas have legs for days and understated curves. Model and computer programmer, Karlie Kloss, has a ballerina body shape.

When you’re looking for a piece of lingerie that flatters your long legs and emphasizes your curves, choose a piece with a shaped bust inset to highlight your bust; an empire waist will show off your long limbs.

Pieces that we recommend for the Ballerina Shape include:

Mischa Classic Smoking Robe

Natasha Open Back Long Gown

Morgan Bust-Support Chemise

The Carrot Shape

You know that you have a carrot shape when you’re blessed with slim legs and ankles, confident broad shoulders, and a straight waist and hips. This is sometimes referred to as an inverted triangle shape; a famous woman who rocks her carrot shape with style is actor and philanthropist Angelina Jolie.

When you’re looking for a piece of lingerie that flatters your long legs and emphasizes your curves, choose a piece with a shaped bust inset to highlight your bust; an empire waist will show off your long limbs.

We recommend alluring pieces such as:

Natasha Lace Kimono

Mischa Hi-Lo Deep Scoop Tank

Morgan Bust-Support Chemise

The Pear Shape

A woman with a pear shape has beautiful curves, especially in your hips and booty – it’s time to embrace them and show them off! Celebrities who rock the pear shape include Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.

To embrace your inner diva in your lingerie, pick a flared bias-cut skirt and a contrasting colour, stretch-lace bust. This flatters your curves while balancing out your shape on top. For a more dramatic effect, add pieces with a deep neckline and a defined waist.

Some of our favourite pieces for the pear-shaped lady are:

Mischa Boudoir Hi-Lo Chemise

Morgan Lace Spaghetti Camisole

Natasha Open Back Long Gown

The Petite Shape

Like a gymnast, petite women are small, thin and compact. However, as all petite women know, they aren’t to be trifled with! Some petite stars that you may recognize are pop icon Ariana Grande and actor Hayden Panettiere.

We love the comfort and elegance that comes with spaghetti straps and a deep V-neck on petite women, elongating the neck and torso. Picking something above the knee shows off those legs; a soft colour will keep you from getting lost in the fabric.

Some of our favourite garments for a petite woman are:

Natasha Deep V Lace Camisole

Natasha Flare Lace Chemise

Mischa Lace Cut Out Cami

The Ruler Shape

Those with a ruler shape have a fabulously long, straight line with similar measurements from shoulder to the waist. You can see this svelte shape on actress and founder of GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow.

We advise our ruler-shaped ladies to choose an elongated lace bodice with lace insets at the hips, to emphasize your curves. A flared silk skirt and an open back will provide an effortless fit; you can even go a little bolder with elaborate back straps.

Some pieces that would make an incredible addition to your wardrobe include:

Jezebel Short Kimono

Jezebel High-Spirit Chemise

Jezebel Night Chemise

The Hourglass Shape

Have you ever been compared to a pin-up girl? Those with an hourglass shape have a nipped-in waist while boasting full curves at your chest hips. Kim Kardashian is most certainly the most recognizable celebrity with an hourglass shape out there.

Experiment with flowing kimono sleeves and a wrapped front neckline to emphasize your cleavage. A diamond-shaped opening in the back of your lingerie adds subtle, yet unexpected character.

Some pieces that we find especially flattering for hourglass shapes are:

Thalassa Coquette Silk Chemise

Vivien Divine Chemise

Cordelia Bridal Chemise

The Long Torso Shape

A long torso shape is self-explanatory – the top half of your body, from shoulders to waist, is longer than the bottom. You have a defined waist that some could only dream of! One of our favourite long-torso ladies is actress Olivia Wilde.

To highlight your elegant shape, choose pieces with a lace bralette insert or an empire waist. You can further emphasize your upper body by wearing a long, flowing skirt.

Some simple pieces that we love for your body include:

Sigrid Bust-Support Chemise

Morgan Bust-Support Silk Chemise

Chloe Sleep Chemise

The Short Torso Shape

The short torso shaped woman’s area from the shoulder to legs is proportionally shorter than the legs. You love to show off your long, gorgeous legs! A celebrity with a similar shape is the fierce and talented singer, Solange Knowles.

Elongate your upper body and emphasize your taut waist with a shimmering silk charmeuse long gown, a flattering romper or a beautiful camisole, with alluring lace cut-outs on the side. This will provide a lengthening effect and show off the curve of your long legs.

Some of our favourite pieces for the short torso shape include:

Morgan Vintage Long Silk Gown

Cordelia Bridal Romper

Dylan Urban Silk Tank Top

The Apple Shape

Ladies with an apple shape find that their upper and lower bodies are proportionally slender, with a little more weight in the midsection. Curvy and stunning, apple-shaped ladies look fabulous in many different styles of lingerie. Just ask singer, actress, and fashion icon Jennifer Hudson!

We find that an under-bust cut bra inset helps to accentuate the bust line on an apple-shaped body, with delicate straps to call attention to the neck and cleavage. Tap pants or a short skirt help to highlight your legs.

We especially love pieces like:

Olivia Flirtatious Silk Babydoll

Dylan Urban Nightshirt

Morgan Lace Spaghetti Silk Chemise

The Busty Shape

Celebrate your busty body! Busty women have beautiful curves, with your bust being proportionally larger than your hips or waist. You’ll recognize this body shape on model Kate Upton.

To show off those curves, pick an embroidered stretch mesh lace-bust inset, with wide shoulders and a deep neckline that supports and highlights the cleavage. A flared silk skirt will help to balance out your shoulders.

Feel your best in these stunning pieces:

Paloma Ingenue Chemise

Morgan Bust-Support Camisole

Morgan Bust-Support Silk Chemise

The Small Chest Shape

Ladies with a small chest could have long, slim limbs or be otherwise curvy. Either way, they have a decadent small bustline that suits many playful pieces. One of our favourite small-chested women is international pop sensation, Taylor Swift.

To rock your body, opt for a stretch-lace bust insert framed by a soft silk cradle. This will give you a gentle, supportive lift while drawing attention to your waist.

Some pieces we love for this effect are:

Morgan Cradle Bust Silk Chemise

Sigrid Swing Babydoll

Chloe Sleep Chemise

Your body shape should be celebrated, and NK IMODE has high-quality silk lingerie for every shape to emphasize what you love about yourself and make you feel confident. Not to mention that you’ll be getting your best sleep yet in our temperature-regulating materials.