I had an Oprah ‘aha moment’ when I was researching tips on women choosing the right lingerie to suit their body shape. Most guides were patronising, generic suggestions on hiding flaws or at the very least diverting the eye away from our unfavourable or socially unacceptable body bits (hello flabby tummy, pear-shaped behinds, chubby thighs, small boobs etc etc etc…). WHY?
There are too many rules floating around that suggest which lingerie you should and shouldn’t wear determined by your body shape. My favourites included that pear shaped women should avoid boyleg briefs because they draw attention horizontally, or that curvy women should draw attention away from their voluptuousness by wearing a babydoll.
I agree that certain lingerie can be more flattering on certain body types but SCREW IT! Wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable and sexy. Being comfortable and having confidence is the key to feeling and looking amazing.
Cliché – yes, but true – YES.
Accentuate your best features, know what colours work well against your skin and wear it with confidence. Case closed.