Lingerie has to be one of the most
popular and romantic gifts that a man can give to a woman. It doesn't
matter what size she wears, lingerie will always make a woman feel sexy and...
more like a woman! But how to shop for lingerie can be a bit tricky at
times. Here are a few pointers that will help you in your
quest to buy that perfect lingerie for the woman in your life!
TYPES OF LINGERIE
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The next thing you need to know is
her size. Some companies have different size sections. But overall
they are basically the same. Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large (XL)
are in the regular sizes. The Plus sizes usually range from 1X to 4X.
These are usually for the clothes sizes such as panties, sleepwear, garters,
hosiery and fantasy wear. Bra sizes are totally different.
When measuring for bras, you are
measuring for width and cup size. Width is measured in inches and cups
are in a letter size. Put on your best fitting bra. Loop the tape measure
under your arm pits and above your breasts. The tape should be snug, but not
tight. The resulting measurement is the size of your torso.
Then, lower the tape measure so it reaches
around the fullest part of your breasts. Subtract the size of your torso from
this measurement and consult the table below to determine your cup size.
A - up to 1"
B - up to 2"
C - up to 3"
D - up to 4"
DD - up to 5"
If you are buying for someone else (such as
wife or girlfriend) my suggestion is to look at the bras they already have.
Disregard the ones that are worn out or stretched out of shape. Look at
the ones that are in good shape. Jot down the size and go from there.
While you're at it, jot down the colors they already have so that you can buy
a color that they don't have yet.
If by some chance the article you bought ends
up not fitting her, not to worry. Check out the help section of the
lingerie site or store where you bought it from. They usually will have great return and exchange policies.
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Color is pretty much a matter of personal
preference. If you're still unsure, here are a few tips that might help:
black and all shades of blue look great.
Redheads - shades of green,
especially teal, are awesome. Pinks and other pastel tones are good also.
Brunettes - the two most natural
colors here are white and red. Black can be good, too, depending on their skin
Hair color is only one way of choosing color.
Skin color and tone is also important.
The most important factor in choosing color is
personal taste. If you go nuts over red then it's the color red that you want!
If you think the sexiest color is black, go and get it! Lingerie as a
gift is meant to be a very personal message that only the two of you
need appreciate, not the rest of the world!
THE TYPE OF WOMAN YOU ARE
Now that you know her size and have
picked out a color, the next thing you need to do is choose what type of
lingerie you are going to buy. In order to this, consider the type of
person she is first. When you buy lingerie, you are buying for the BOTH
of you, not just for you. So you have to figure out what will also be
comfortable for her. And I'm not just meaning comfortable in that it
fits right. What I mean will she also enjoy wearing it? To do
this, keep in mind her preferences, body shape, personality and her best
outstanding features. Here are some things to consider:
What is her bedroom like? Is
she the submissive type, maybe even shy? You may want to try something a
bit more to that liking. Or is her bedroom very seductive? Is she
the type of person who likes to try new things? If so, then buy
something that she wouldn't normally buy herself, such as leather lingerie.
Or something in the fantasy wear. Sometimes someone who is submissive is
willing to try new things, so she may like the total opposite of what she's
used to wearing in bed.
Just because you can't see it
doesn't mean it won't make her feel sexy. Women absolutely love to wear
sexy, frilly, satiny bras and panties under their clothes, even though you may
not know that she's wearing it. Women go by touch, whereas men go by
visuals. Also, if you are going to buy her a bra, make sure you get the
matching panties to go with it. So when choosing undergarments, make
sure they are something that will make HER feel sexy, and something you will
enjoy looking at as she's undressing.