Lingerie For Every Body

How to Flatter Your Body Type

Every woman’s body is shaped differently. There are many different body types, and certain lingerie can accentuate every body type. At Bad Wolf Boudoir, we want you to feel sexy and comfortable. These suggestions will help you with lingerie shopping so you can find something that is sexy, mind-blowing, and flattering just for you.

Miss T in Lingerie on the Chaise in our Houston Boudoir Photography Studio
Slim and/or Athletic

A classic bra and panty sets will work wonderfully. Sets come in a variety of styles – mesh, push up, lace, and more. Try them all out and see what you like the best or is most comfortable for you. Want to accentuate your butt for a fuller, curvier look? We suggest going for a sexy pair of boy shorts or full bottomed panties.

Petite

If you have a smaller, petite body type, try out some ruffles! We also like lace and underwire, but ruffles are our favorite. Having layers of ruffles around your chest will add volume and underwire will give you a lift to accentuate your chest.

Curvy and Hourglass

Corsets! If there’s one thing we love the most, it’s corsets. They will push up the girls and make them look full and perky. Corsets also tighten your waist in, which creates sexy curves or enhance the ones you have. Boy shorts are also a great option for a curvy booty. Teddys and lace nighties that end at mid-thigh are very sexy as well.

A Few Extra Tips

When wearing lingerie, the purpose is to accentuate your best assets and camouflage the areas you don’t love as much.We suggest you focus on the part of your body that you like or feel is your best asset, and wear items that flaunt that area of the body.
If your bust is small: Layered ruffles around the chest will add volume. Anything with underwire will give the girls a lift, and halter styles pull the bust up and in, creating more cleavage.
If your bust is big: Go for a plunging neckline or a bandeau. Anything with a lace trim on the neckline will also accentuate your bust.
If you’d like to disguise a big booty: Go with boy shorts. Seriously, they’re amazing for every body type. If you have any body type, you should wear boy shorts.
If you’re trying to narrow hips and thighs: Anything sheer that mid-thigh long will work. Also, silk robes are perfect because you can cinch them at the waist.
If you’re fighting the dreaded muffin top: Corsets can take a few inches off your waist. and slim down the tummy. They are your best bet. Baby doll camisoles, or tunic-style tank tops and shirts will help slim the waistline.

Ultimately, we want you to feel comfortable and sexy. Different styles of lingerie will look better on different body types. We suggest taking someone to the dressing room with you so you can get a better opinion. Still need help trying to figure out what to wear? Give us a call, or shoot us an email! We’re a husband and wife team, determined to make you feel comfortable and gorgeous.

Houston Boudoir Photographer’s Image Recognized by AIBP

We are very proud and pleased to have been notified that one of Bad Wolf Boudoir’s images was selected today by the Association of International Boudoir Photographers (AIBP) for their ‘Today’s Choice’ image.  We are honored that we could bring this international photography recognition back home to the Houston area.

Houston Boudoir Photographer's Work Recognized Internationally

This quote from the AIBP vision statement explains some of the pride we feel.  Special thanks to Miss A for allowing us to share her images.
The Association of International Boudoir Photographers (AIBP) seeks to unite professional boudoir photographers globally, to share in common interests from the beauty, art, technique and business aspects of the industry. We hope to create depth and breadth, in a worldwide community of boudoir photographers through increased opportunities for meaningful engagement in order to increase industry awareness, pride, participation, volunteer involvement, and competitive edge with the support of their peers.

Tushie Tuesday #4

Happy Tushie Tuesday, everyone!  This time we have an image with Miss J who stopped in Houston for this boudoir photography session and for some work on elegant bodyscapes.  Look for some more of her on our site soon!

TushieTuesday-4

How to Build Your Boudoir: Step 2

Welcome back.  In  How to Build Your Boudoir – Step 1 you chose your space, made room for your special things and measured the space so you don’t overfill it or buy something that won’t fit.  Next let’s talk about how to actually put together your unique design.

Start by going hunting through your own home.  Take a walk through your house collecting those things you own that give you a decadent feeling.  Don’t worry about what they are or if they will work with your finished design.  Look for things like that little clock you picked up at the garage sale across the street just because you loved it or the glass figurine someone gave you that always made you feel special, that unusual piece of your grandmother’s jewelry and your favorite throw pillow.  Come on, you get the idea, now go collect them.

Some of Red's favorite things used to design her boudoir space.

Some of Red’s favorite things used to design her personal boudoir space.

So how did you do?  Are you already feeling a bit glamorous surrounded by your favorite things?  Take a look at them.  Is there a common theme, color, or idea?  Is there one item that speaks to you more than the others?  Is there a color you absolutely love more than the others mixed in there?  Now write down the words that come to mind when you look at your things.  Just simple words.  For example with my collection you see here my words are: blue, gold, cats, pigs, earth, stone, classic, & comfortable.  You can use those words to choose your theme and color scheme.  My design would include the three words, blue, cats & stone.  But don’t stop there with your design.  Here comes the fun part.

Grab yourself a beverage.  Yep, a beverage, a glass of wine, a cup of tea, whatever it is that helps you relax and makes you comfortable.  Open another tab in your browser and search for more ideas.  Look at bathroom and bedroom designs with your color or style or theme.  Create a Pinterest board or a word file or just pin your favorite images to your desktop.  Take it all in.  Are you having a hard time deciding where to start?  Take a look at the Bad Wolf Boudoir Pinterest board I created to help inspire you, and while you’re doing that I’ll prepare Part 3.

How to Build Your Boudoir: Step 1

Do you have a space in your home that is all your own?  A place where you feel warm and welcome and beautiful?  An intimate space where you can focus on yourself and prepare yourself for the world?  If not, let’s talk about how simple it can be to create this kind of space for you.  And believe me; you will love having it once it’s done.

A ladies boudoir was historically a private suite used for bathing and dressing.  An intimate space where she could take a moment to focus on herself in an environment designed to make her feel special.  So let’s talk about how to begin designing this space for you.

The first step would be to choose your space.  Ideally it would be a separate room with private bathroom access but since that is not always possible now a days, take a new look at the arrangement of your bedroom and see if you can free up a corner or even reevaluate weather you really need all that stuff you have shoved into the second walk in closet that you dare not venture into.

Measure Your SpaceNow grab a measuring tape.  Have you ever used one?  Here’s a great how to guide on wiki how.

Draw a quick layout of the space and write in the measurements for each line of available space you have.  “Measure twice cut once.”  Always double check your measurements.  Better to take an extra couple minutes measuring than to not be able to fit all your stuff in your new space.  Now go clear out the space, get your measurements and check back in with me soon when we’ll talk about the next step in designing this space just for you in How to Build Your Boudoir – Step 2.

Red’s Boudoir

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” ~ Coco Chanel

Beginning Bad Wolf Boudoir, James and I researched quite a bit into “the boudoir”.  What is it?  Where did it come from?  What is the definition?  From where was it inspired?  And what I have found is that it all comes down to one simple idea.  The Boudoir is a woman’s intimate space.  A space where she feels welcome, beautiful, accepted, able to be herself and love herself, care for herself and prepare herself for the world.

Although many already know my story I felt it was important to share this with you.  I have always identified with the Phoenix, that beautiful mystical creature with the ability to live forever, which occasionally dies in a fiery inferno to be born again into a new life.  I came from a place where I never felt as though I was good enough.  I don’t blame my parents or society for this feeling.  I realize it was a strength I needed to find on my own.  But during my past lives I have lived with these feelings on many different levels.

Andrea Boudoir Photo

Andrea’s first boudoir session with her then-boyfriend (now husband and partner) James

As a child my mother was always working, or going to school.  She was a single mom and my father never showed much interest in me.  So for much of my life I was left alone.  One of the original latch-key kids of the late 70’s I spent my time looking for acceptance, not from my parents, but from the children I was left to spend my time with every day after school.  I found I was much more likely to be accepted if I looked a certain way or acted a certain way and it didn’t take long for me to develop all the insecurities an adolescent girl could possibly have.  I found that boys would happily adore me if I spent my time boosting their egos and belittling myself in order to make them feel stronger and manlier.

It wasn’t long, at age 15 in fact, when I would find the first man that would give me a promise of love and affection and caring provided I stayed in my place and did as I was told.  I tried, I really tried.  I wanted to do the right things.  I wanted to be the perfect wife.  I wanted to have a home and a family.  (The things I had always desired most as a child,) but there was something lacking.  I didn’t know it at the time but what was lacking was me.  I gave birth to two beautiful boys and although they were more than I ever could have asked for I still felt as though I wasn’t enough.  I felt as though I could never be the mother they needed nor could I be the wife my husband desired.  The obedient woman that did whatever my husband (and his parents) felt I should do. That marriage ended, as you might have guessed, in a fiery blaze.  I left the home, and the state where we had established our family and returned to my mother’s home.  (Okay, maybe not the best choice but I had nowhere else to go.)  I was still young at age 19 and had next to no experience in the real world.

After my return I began working as a waitress and found myself involved with a man who would become the person I spent the next 15 years of my life with.  I have accepted him for what he was yet I realize now that he was not the best person I could have chosen for myself.  I was still searching for that woman inside the little girl that could feel love and acceptance without the childlike desire to be exactly what he wanted.  But that is exactly what I became.  Instead of growing into the person I was designed to be I molded myself into the person he wanted/needed me to be. And I had another child. (Yeah, that was going to work out well.)  So again, I found my life going down in flames.

And then, something amazing happened.  I found a place.  I started working with a volunteer organization.  My youngest son and I discovered a place where we could be creative and learn and make friends and have fun.  It was then that I started to come into myself.  It was then that I began to step outside of my own comfort zone and grow.  Not because I had found some amazing amount of self-worth, but because I began to see myself through other people’s eyes.  People who believed I was fun, and creative, and talented, and inventive, and organized, and all the things I had always wanted to be but had never been able to see in myself due to the self-defeating situations I had put myself in.  Wonderful things happened in this place, things made of fantasy and mystery.  I found a confidence I never imagined.  I could be creative and goofy without worrying about how other people saw me.  I could allow myself to be bossy and frustrated and obsessed and the people around me accepted me as I was. I found my prince charming (or wolf charming if you prefer,) and in this new found woman that I had become in this place, this Boudoir, and I had found my true intimate self. Finally I was the woman I had hoped to find.

The first time James photographed me I came away from the shoot with two thoughts.  First, that he was incredibly professional (and I was his girlfriend) working hard to compose the image properly and capture the moment perfectly.  Second, I felt a freedom I didn’t know was possible.  I stepped outside my comfort zone yet again, saw myself through his eyes, and felt strong and sexy and beautiful and empowered and not just because he was capturing beautiful images of me but because that was me, my personality coming through in the photos. And this is what James and I strive to do through his photography.  To help you find that place where you feel welcome and accepted, and loved and beautiful.  The place that is Your Boudoir.