Sleepwear for Your Body Shape

There are so many sleepwear options out there today, from ultra sexy to functional. Sometimes you just want to look your best lounging around, or you just want to look good for your husband or boyfriend!

 You can look amazing, it just all depends on the style of sleepwear and what style is best for your body shape.

 Here are my tips!:

Apple Shape

From left to right. Both from Victoria's Secret. Nightgown: Short Set

You are an apple shape if you carry your weight in your stomach and chest. You tend to have no hips, butt, and thighs. 
If you prefer a nightgown over pajamas the one on the left is perfect for apple shapes. The top portion will hold your chest in while the empire waist will conceal your stomach. The length is short, so it will highlight your slim legs.
If you prefer pajamas look for bottoms that are printed or have detailing at the bottom. Such as the one above. With a t-shirt you have the option to still wear a bra if you so desire.

Pear Shape

From left to right. Both from Victoria's Secret. Pajamas: Short Pajama Set

If you are a pear shape, you tend to carry your weight in the hips, thighs, and butt. You tend to have a small chest and smaller shoulders.
When looking for pajamas, look for tops with a deep v-neck like the two above. It will draw the eye up and also give your chest some "push up". The bottoms on the left are ideal because they have a wider leg and will help conceal those wider hips and thighs. For summer you can opt for a more looser shaped bottom like the one on the right.

The Hourglass

From Left to Right. Both from Victoria's Secret. Short Boxer Set: Pajamas

You are hourglass if you are proportionate from the chest to the hips. When you gain and loose weight, these are the first two places you see gain/loose weight. Your waist is the smallest part of your body.
When you look for sleepwear look for two pieces that have the same pattern or color from head to toe. By doing this, you will help maintain that curvy figure.
If at all possible, if you can find a top that cinches in at the waist, that will be the most flattering shape. Pair with a straight or wide leg bottom.

The Boy Shape 

From Left to Right: Both from Victoria's Secret. Cami and Short Set: Sleepshirt

You are a boy shape if you have no curves. If you gain weight you will gain it all over. You are straight up and down basically. Most models are boy shapes.
These two pajamas are perfect for boy shapes because of the crochet and ruffle detailing. The pajama on the left will help create a waist while the one on the right has ruffle detailing at the hips and bust to help add "curve". When looking for lounge wear look for ruffle detailing, lace, crochet, etc. to help create those curves. Do not wear t-shirt nightgowns, or non-fitted pajamas as your body will just get lost in them.


From Left to Right: Both from Victoria's Secret. Sleepshirt: Cami and Short Set

Woman under 5'5" are considered to be petite.
When looking for pajamas look for shorter hemlines. Look for sleep shirts that go mid thigh or short boxers like the one on the right. This will help create a longer leg line. Less is more with petites. You don't want to wear too much fabric, as it will just overwhelm you.


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Sleepwear from Nordstrom   

If you are a size 12 and up, you are considered to be plus size.
Plus size girls should look for pajamas that can offer them support (in the chest) and also coverage. But you don't want to look like your grandma! I love the one on the left because it's bright and fun but will still have you covered. Same with the one on the left, the v-neck will help create a longer line at top and thus make you look leaner. And you can still wear a bra with any of these options!

The only figure I did not cover was, the tall figure. If you are over 5'8" you are considered to be tall. Like the apple shape, look for a pattern bottom/top with a solid top/bottom. It will help visually balance you out. You don't want to wear the same pattern or color head to toe or other wise, you will look too tall.
Victoria's Secret has long length options on most of their PJ's!

So, there you have my tips on what sleepwear will look best depending on your body shape!

What sleepwear do you like to wear to bed or lounge in?

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