Curvy Hourglass: Best Lingerie for Your Boudoir Shoot

Edmonton Boudoir Photography

Women come in all shapes and sizes. Which we absolutely LOVE. 

It’s what makes us UNIQUE. BEAUTIFUL. AMAZING.

But this post is geared toward those who have a curvy hourglass figure.  

In this post, we’ll answer the following questions:

  • How do I know what my body shape is?
  • What is the best lingerie for my hourglass body shape?
  • Where are the best places to find lingerie for my curvy body?

Ready to dig in? Let’s get started. 

How do I know what my body shape is?

First, let’s identify the top five body shapes women typically fall into. 

  • Rectangle/Banana
  • Round/Apple
  • Triangle/Pear
  • Hourglass
  • Inverted Triangle
You wanna do a boudoir shoot but have no idea what to wear for your curvy hourglass figure. We've got you covered!

If you’d like to read more about all the different shapes, including some not mentioned above, you can find some information here

Now, let’s narrow it down to Hourglass and Inverted Triangle. The two are similar and can be confusing to tell apart. 

Here’s how you can tell. 

Hourglass – similar proportions on the bust and bottom, with a clearly defined waist.

Inverted Triangle – Wider top or shoulders that includes a larger bust, with a smaller bottom. 

Top Hourglass and Bottom Hourglass

But in some cases, people may think they don’t have an hourglass figure because they don’t realize there are two kinds. 

A top hourglass figure means that while you still have the hourglass shape, your bust measurements are slightly more than your hips. 

A bottom hourglass figure also means that you have an hourglass shape, but instead, your hip measurements are slightly more than your bust. 

What is the best lingerie for my hourglass body shape?

OK, so you’ve identified your body shape and it IS indeed an hourglass. It’s time to start finding lingerie! Whether for your next boudoir shoot at GCP or for your day to day life – we’ve got you covered.


While these beauties flatter all body types, they look especially VA-VA VOOM on the hourglass figure. 

They hug your body in all the right places and are often sheer just where you want them to be. 

Higher cuts help accentuate long legs, something many curvy figures desire. 

There are also different styles, including those with or without sleeves. Sleeves are a perfect option for those who are a little timid about the shape of their arms. 

Lastly, they come in various styles of lacy or bold and strappy, some having more coverage while some less. 

You get to decide what makes you feel your sexiest. 


Thigh-high stockings ooze sexiness on a level that we can’t even describe. 

Our tip is to buy them a size or two larger than you think you’ll need. 

The sexiness that they add is totally dependent on the fact that they don’t cut the circulation of your thigh off. And that they don’t roll down. 

Honestly, these are great for just about ANY body type, but since the hourglass tends toward thicker thighs these babies help show off the strength of your legs and bump up those glutes just a little bit extra.

Hipsters and high-waisted panties

We LOVE hipsters and high-waisted options. They have more material and structure for larger bottoms and usually hug your hourglass waist at just the right spot.

If you’re all about showing off the curves of your bum, why not give boy shorts or cheeky shorts a try? 

Because as Meghan Trainor sings, “All About That Bass”, and you should be too. They are structured to cover your hips but let a little bit of your bass peek out at the bottom. Leaving a long-lasting LUSCIOUS impression.


Still a little bit unsure about what you’d like to bring to your empowerment boudoir photo shoot? 

No worries, check out this list of what to bring to your boudoir shoot! 

Best Places to Find Your Lingerie

Playful Promises

We love them because they cater to curvy women and cover a wide array of selections, from angelic to playful in all of their styles. 


Torrid covers sizes 10 to 30, so you know they’ve got lingerie for the curvy ladies. 

City Chic – Hips and Curves

It’s right there in the name of their store, Hips and Curves. You got ‘em and you can certainly flaunt them with the many styles available here. 

If you’re wanting to stay more local to the Alberta area, be sure to check out some of our fav lingerie stores for all shapes and sizes here. 

Final thoughts about lingerie for hourglass body types

Ultimately, what you wear for your curvy hourglass figure at your boudoir photo shoot is what you feel comfortable in. 

But no matter what you decide, we’re here to help you every step of the way. 

To make you feel confident and own your AMAZING. SEXY. BEAUTIFUL. Body for everything she is. 

Reach out to us for any questions you may have about your upcoming photo shoot. We can’t wait to hear from you.


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