Pear shaped women generally have smaller upper bodies with wider hips and thighs. They can have larger bosoms as well. This body type can create some implications when lingerie shopping. For instance, when choosing panties, the cut is more important in regards to the waist then the back. Women with pear shaped bodies have a waist to hip ratio that makes a low rise or bikini waisted panty the better choice.
Baby doll nighties are also an excellent choice for pear shapes. This style will help provide some coverage for the hips. Also, the style will accentuate the upper half which is smaller. Classic teddies can also look great on pear shapes. Lingerie with leggings such as capris, pants or harem pants are also ideal to help downplay the lower body.
Women with apple shaped bodies tend to have thicker waists with thin legs. Panties should be chosen to help disguise one’s thicker middle. Those with high waists are ideal. Darker shades can create flattering illusions. Teddies with high sides can disguise the middle while showing off the legs. Lingerie items that cinch the waist are another excellent choice for apple shaped women. This would include bustiers and corsets. Bras that downplay the chest are also something apple shaped women should look for. So don’t feel like you need to hide underneath a Plus Size Pyjamas because of your shape, there are always alternatives out there that will make you feel great about your body, regardless of your shape!