Valentine's Day is around the corner, and I thought I would be a doll and help you decide on your gift giving :) Disclaimer: The contents of this post are too HOT for some people...you've been warned.
I teamed up with NINE23 Boudoir to do a shoot that focused on body positivity. It was such an honor to be chosen to participate in the session, but when they first reached out to me I was so nervous! Getting naked (well almost naked) in front of a complete stranger? I could "what if" all day about how I thought things were going to go. Nevertheless, I said yes to the shoot....but what to wear?
This is probably the most nerve-wrecking part of getting ready for any photo shoot: finding the right outfit. Now, take that anxiety and multiply it by 10 when shopping for lingerie! Multiply it 5 more times when shopping CURVY and PLUS! Do you feel me? OKAY!
So I decided to share my first experience with you guys because I think there it's important to open a dialog about shopping curvy lingerie for your body type. Being an apple shape (I am at my heaviest around my mid-section) means I have to shop to flatter my figure, not the figure they may show on the packaging. Let's be serious--how many of us look like or are proportioned exactly those models anyway? Right. Glad I could clear that misrepresentation up.
Baby-dolls, chemises, teddies, bra and panty sets all fit each body type differently. Here are a few suggestions I have for you based off of body type: Apple VS Pear
Apple- If you want to conceal your midsection (where you hold most of your weight), I would suggest a great baby-doll or chemise that highlights your "girls" and face. Something with texture up top (lace, sequin, leather, strappy) and a sheer bottom. I would also suggest a sexy slip that is body hugging right around the breast area, with a little A-line to pull away from the tummy and create the illusion of an hourglass shape! You can shop a few of these options at Hips and Curves here. Don't forget, it really depends on your personality too! Are you going for sexpot glam or ultra feminine adorbs? Opting for all black or red can help you to achieve this look. Pinks and soft colors will help you to achieve a softer look.
I went for sexpot glam....and owned it.
Pear Shape: I would suggest a baby-doll for this body type as well. (Disclaimer: baby-dolls look good on every body type!) As a pear shape, having a smaller waist and very full hips would make any bra and panty set look amazing--especially in a boyshort or hipster bottom. Styling Tip: feeling a little camera shy? Add a robe to conceal your thighs, but loosely belt it to show off those curves!
The right outfits make the look. It didn't hurt to have the best photographer EVER. Make sure to check out NINE23 Boudoir for your next shoot!