Defining Your Body Type & Picking out Lingerie {Part 1} Tampa Boudoir Photographer

Every woman hits a bump in the road at some point when it comes to looking for lingerie. Where do i shop? What do i get? What's my real size? Color....sigh. it's overwhelming when finding the perfect piece(s) for your sexy time collection. J Morgan Images is here to help you out.  


First, lets figure out your body 'type.' So many varied shapes, let me put a label on them for you. *i didn't come up with these names or chose to use fruit references, just the most common names for body types i have heard.*

First up, the highly coveted Hourglass shape. Think bodies like Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson, and Selma Hyack. The hourglass figure is not all that common and is mainly defined as equal top and bottom proportions with a defined waistline. 

Next is the Rectangular or "Ruler" body type. (This one is my body type.) This type of body is defined by the even proportions throughout chest waist and hips. Rectangular shapes don't have that much definition in the waist line, and tend to be on the slimmer side. Celebrities with a more rectangular shape include, Kiera Knightly, Gwen Stefani and Cameron Diaz. 

The Inverted Triangle or "V" shape as you can imagine, is classified by the chest and shoulder area being larger proportion than the bottom half. Casually referred to as being 'top heavy.'   Celebrities with this body type are Cindy Crawford, Demi Moore, and Gweneth Paltrow. The Inverted triangle or V shape will be seen most commonly on an athletic person.  

Next on the list is the "apple" shape. the Apple shape is characterized by broader shoulders and larger chest and wider waist line, while the bottom half (hips/legs/butt,) are of average to small in size. Famous celebs with this body type? Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry and Drew Barrymore.

The last on MY list of body type shapes is the "Pear" shape. I actually really enjoy working with this body type a lot. The pear shape is essentially a soft triangle shape and is simply, a larger bottom half than top half.  Think of celebs like:  Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera.  

Now depending where you are looking and how in depth you want to get with this, you can find other shapes like the "banana" shape.....i thought that one was just funny. You'll see the regular triangle shape and a wide rectangle etc. For every shape above, there is a bigger version of it or a smaller version. 


How do you know which one is you? Strip on down to your undies, you can even go full on nude if you want and stand in front of the mirror. legs together arms a little bit away from your body. Check out the area from under our collarbone and down to basically your knees. What shape in general do you see? If you can't visually see the shape, you can always ask a friend for help too.