There doesn’t need to be the excuse of valentines day to give the gift of lingerie to your other half. This year there is no shortage of gorgeous lingerie on the market but this begs the question, where to start?
Many of you may have got the details sorted by now. By this we mean, you know what size your partner wears, the brands she likes and what colours she suits. However there are also plenty of you that remain relatively clueless regarding where to start. We have created this guide to help you.
Step 1: Find out her size
You may know your parentes dress size, but when it comes to lingerie, it is a whole new ball game. It is important to know that bra sizes are by no means simple. And if you don’t get the right size, you may as well have not even bothered. There is nothing more uncomfortable than a badly fitting bra and one size does most definitely not fit all. Therefore, make sure you find out your partner’s bra size before you go lingerie shopping. If you want to make it a surprise, rather than out right asking her, it could be an idea to check out the label on some of her most frequently used bras to gauge a good idea of what size she is. Alternatively, consider buying an item such as a camisole that is more flexible upon sizing and does not require exact sizes and measurements.
Step 2: Know what she likes
Our next step is easier said than done but crucial in making your lingerie gift a good present. We are going to assume that since you are buying your partner lingerie, you have seen her in it before. Be sure to observe and remember her preferences. Look out for particular colours and styles. This way you have a higher chance of buying her a gift she will genuinely like and feel confident wearing.
Step 3: Buy from the right shop
There are a huge range of products available, particularly online. It can be overwhelming and hard to know which one to pick. We recommend opting for an online store, our favourite is Bras and Honey, it has a size guide and plenty of products to suit all shapes and sizes and also stocks some well known brands.
Step 4: Buy the right brand for her size
The typical sizes available across most major retailers starts at XS and goes up to XL. If you are looking for products within those ranges, you will have plenty of choices. If you need something outside of those size ranges, be sure to do some research and find a retailer or brand that specialises in that size. Options may be more limited, so again, checking the labels in her existing lingerie can be a good place to start.
Step 5: Remember you are shopping for her and not you
The whole point of this purchase is a gift that you will both get something out of. You want your partner to feel and look good. The added benefit for you is that you’ll get to see her wearing whatever you choose. By showing her that you are interested in buying a gift that she will really like shows you have put some thought into it, meaning she will want to wear it and feel confident doing so.
Step 6: Keep the receipt
You may think you’ve got it right, but that isn’t always the case. So keep the receipt as a backup. Check the retailer’s returns policy and make sure to think twice before spending a fortune. There’s no shame if you don’t get it quite right, you could always buy a gift card and suggest looking for something together. That way you will both be happy and find something you like, whilst ensuring that it fits your partner and she feels comfortable wearing it.
So there you have it, the ultimate men’s guide to buying lingerie. Hopefully we have made the process less overwhelming and more enjoyable for you. After all, lingerie shopping can be a difficult task even for us women! Good luck and thanks for reading, we hope this guide has helped.