Buying lingerie for that special woman in your life is a pretty daunting task. It takes more finesse than just grabbing whatever you see hanging on a rack in a department store. There are a few things you need to know and keep in mind when buying intimates for your favorite lady, otherwise, you might end up making a huge mistake.
Here are some tips to help you navigate the world of women’s lingerie:
Know Her Size
While it seems like knowing her size might be common sense, you might be surprised to learn that there isn’t a straightforward “size” for women’s lingerie. Different brands can have a wide range to their sizes, and lingerie especially can be tricky. For example, if she wears a size 8 dress or jeans, she will not wear a size 8 in most intimate apparel.
Your best bet is to do a little recon. Find her favorite and most comfortable bra and panties, and write down the sizes of each. You will notice that the bra has two parts to the size — the band size is the number, and then, of course, the cup size. While you might be comfortable with the cup size, knowing the band size is just as important. Panties can come in standard small, medium, and large but can also come in numbered sizes. Write this information down, because your next tip is to seek out some feminine advice.
Ask For Help from Sales Staff When Buying Lingerie
Once you have your sizes written down, head out to the store. A lingerie specialty store is always recommended, but a nice department store will work as well. A department store like one at a mall will have someone that works specifically in the lingerie section and will be able to help you find what you are looking for. A lingerie specialty store will, of course, have more to choose from and more expertise.
Do not be embarrassed to ask for assistance in this matter. It can feel embarrassing to some men to be in the women’s intimates section buying lingerie. Try not to worry though as not only are the sales associates accustomed to your questions, but they are more understanding than you realize.
Keep Her in Mind When Buying Lingerie
It can be tempting for some men to choose the skimpiest, sexiest outfit in the store. After all, you most definitely want to see your woman trussed up in whatever you pick out. The gift of lingerie is not just a gift for her, it is really a gift for you as well.
It is important for you to keep her in mind, however. Try to choose something that she will also like, and most importantly be comfortable in. She will be a lot more likely to enjoy it and wear it often if it is close to something she would also choose for herself.
Buying lingerie for your woman is not as easy as picking an outfit directly off the rack and moving on, but putting the time and effort into it will certainly be worth it in the end. Not only will you have found a beautiful and sexy gift for both of you, but it will be something she truly loves and will wear often. Enjoy!