Lingerie

Lingerie for your lady how to pick ’em right

Have a rummage through your lady’s lingerie drawer. It might be the only time in life you hear this advice, but it’s important to do this before you hit the shops so you know what size to buy. This also gives you an opportunity to get a handle on her style preferences too.
Stick to what you know: select items in her favourite colour or her preferred fabric – silk, lace, satin, cotton. The same applies to styles – if she doesn’t already own a bandeau-style bra now is not the time to buy one.
If you can’t see what you’re looking for then seek out an assistant for help. They will be able to pinpoint which designs are most in line with your lady’s preferences and also which lines are available in her size.
If you feel self-conscious entering a lingerie store as a single man, bring along your sister or a female friend for company.
If in doubt, play it safe and go with a gift voucher. Most stores will accommodate this and she can then go and buy something she’s comfortable wearing.
Points to remember

Buy for her, not for you: If you don’t regularly buy underwear for your lady-love, let’s get one thing straight — this is a gift for her, not fantasy fulfilment for you. Well OK, it is a bit about you, but buy on that basis and she will know it – and won’t appreciate it.

Take it online: Online shopping isn’t just the easy option – but the savvy one too. Figleaves.com is one of the best outlets for luxury underwear with an amazing size selection, including sexy, elegant bras above a size DD.

Buy The Best, Within Budget: As the old adage goes, it’s the (dirty) thought that counts. You don’t have to empty your bank account to buy her lingerie she’ll love. You do, however, need to focus on the quality – the fabric and the fit. Expensive is no good if it’s so uncomfortable she’ll never wear it.

Tie it up with a bow: The mystique of gifting lingerie is somewhat lost if you hand the item over in a carrier bag. At the least, you should lay out the purchase on the bed for her to discover. Better still, most stores will gift-wrap it for you automatically, even if you’re buying online. To cover your back, always ask for a receipt. If she does need a different size or you were way off the mark with the style, it’ll spare everyone’s feelings. And don’t be offended if she does take back what you bought. See it as a chance to become better acquainted with her tastes.