Hourglass Body Shape

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Finding lingerie for every day wear, for a fun night in, or for your next boudoir session can be very intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. The first thing for you to figure out is.. what is your body shape. In this blog, we’re going to discuss the hourglass body shape specifically.

What is an hourglass body shape? Knowing what body shape you are first helps you to then know what to wear based on that shape. Here’s a quick description of an hourglass body shape.

Hourglass Shape Defined

The hourglass body shape can be defined as having a bust that is pretty much equal in measurements to your hips. You also have a very defined waist that is narrower than your bust and hips. Your legs and upper body are mostly likely very proportionate as well as having shoulders that are rounded with a round buttocks.

Now that you know you’re an apple body shape, what do you choose to wear for lingerie for your body type?

Since your bust and hips are very even in size your narrowest part of your body is your waistline. This is the area that you are going to want to accentuate and draw attention to. When choosing lingerie pieces for this hourglass body shape anything that highlights your waistline is going to be your friend.

Types of lingerie to wear

Suspender Belt

One great way to highlight your waistline is to wear a suspender belt. This lingerie accessory most often sits right at your waistline making it a noticeable highlight feature for you. You can pair this with a brief or bikini style panty. But often when shopping suspender belts can be purchased in a set with a bra and panty that match it. It also works to mix and match too. Click Here to find a great example of suspender belt option. White set.

Simple Bra and High Leg Panty

Keeping things simple with lingerie will help to draw the eye to your best areas with the curves. Finding pieces like a lace bra and matching panties help to highlight those balanced areas you have. It also helps to highlight the curves that you have going on. Also choosing the high leg panty helps to highlight your hips and draws the high to both areas of your, your hips and your bust.

Try a fun and simple lace bra and panty set like this yellow set shown below. Yellow Set. Coral Set.


Anything cinches in your waist is very flattering to your hourglass shape. A lace up corset was a great option help show off that shape you have. They can also be very romantic and fun to try out. If you want to take it up a little bit try out a bustier to add some more pushup to your top and show off that waistline even more.

Try out either of these two corset sets shown below to give you the beautiful look that you’re going for.
Black Corset
White Corset

Hopefully these lingerie tips will help you to feel more confident when you’re shopping for your next boudoir session or if you’re just wanting to find that next great piece for a fun night.

Keep an eye on our blog for more body shapes and the tips for what to wear for those.

If you’re thinking about a boudoir session check our FAQs blog to get those questions answered. Have you thought about booking your own shoot with Melissa? Download your complimentary Dream Shoot Planner by clicking HERE. It will tell you all about the experience and what to expect.  I would love to chat with you!  You can email me at melissaleephotography.mn@gmail.com. And if you’d like to know more about the boudoir experience head to this BLOG about how this experience is designed to transform you. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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