How To Buy Lingerie

Men, How To Buy Lingerie For Your Girlfriend

Men, How To Buy Lingerie For Your Girlfriend


Buy beautiful, sexy underwear and reap the rewards

There comes a point in every relationship when you will find yourself buying underwear for your partner and depending on what gender you are, it is almost likely going to be for very different reasons.

More often than not, most men will not even notice the expensive lingerie that they have ripped off from the body of a woman to get to the forbidden fruits. Whilst others get off on buying sexy underwear for their woman, then reaping the rewards. Either way, the majority of men know nothing about picking out lingerie, which is understandable because it can be confusing. What type of lingerie to buy, what size, what colour – how is a man to know?

Buying underwear for your partner can be a potential minefield. Here is our guide to getting her some of the good stuff, and getting it right.

Say ‘sexy lingerie’ and most people will think of black and red lacy peephole bras and crotchless panties. Certainly, items such as silky baby dolls; pretty, colourful bras and knickers; suspenders; lacy and teddies can enhance the experience of lovemaking, but now sexy underwear is steadily becoming a staple part of a woman’s normal daywear.

Today’s sexy lingerie is no longer uncomfortable, scratchy and unpractical. Fluid lines, top quality lace and silk, and other sensual materials, are designed to fit like a second skin. With many a suited, professional woman, you might catch a glimpse of lacy bra or extra sheer stockings that give the lady a certain sensuality.

What type of lingerie you should get your love depends a lot on her self-esteem and what she likes. If you are purchasing a bra and panty set, always check out what she has in her drawer beforehand and definitely make note of the size – of both the bra and panties. Most places sell at least one pair of panties that match each bra, but some will sell several so you can mix and match. It will help to know what type of panties she likes to wear too – thongs, briefs, or high cut bikini. Also check for material type (cotton, silk, etc.) and colours.

You need to also consider the type of message that you are trying to put across. Is it for a special occasion? Is this to let her know that you love her? If so, something crotchless or see-through probably will not be suitable. But, if it is for Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, something a little more risqué might be appreciated. Bras alone have many different styles including push up, plunge, gel filled, padded, under wire, seamless, backless, strapless, open cup and unpadded.

Larger ladies – and the term is used very loosely as around 40% of the UK population falls into this out-dated category – are now catered for when it comes to choosing pretty, fun and racy undies. Push up bras can make the most of an ample (or tiny) breast whilst lacy boy pants can flatter a round belly and bottom whilst thongs can show off sexy legs.

Many big woman love sexy little teddies, but some will shy away from them, for fear of exposing too much of themselves. Most stores sell lingerie in plus sizes, which are a little less revealing. If she is really athletic, a boxer set might be something she would like. Thin women will look good in anything, but especially teddies, corsets, and baby dolls.

If the store offers to wrap the lingerie, let them. Presentation is part of the package with dainty underwear. Most major department stores sell lingerie but if you are uncomfortable doing this, check out online outlets. On a final note, remember to keep your receipt just in case it is the wrong style, size, or colour.

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