Most men don't know anything about choosing lingerie for their women, which is understandable as it can be confusing. What type of lingerie to buy, what size, what color, how should a man know? Here is a little guide to help you choose lingerie for that special someone.
There are a few things to consider before going out. What does she like? Remember you won't be wearing it, so your intention while going out should be to get something she will like. If she doesn't like lacey, tiny, see-through teddies, chances are, if you buy it, she won't be in the mood to wear it and you might never see it. So keep in mind what she likes.
If you don't know, take a look into her nightgown/underwear drawer before you go. Check the type of material (cotton, silk, etc.), the colors, and especially the size. She might be flattered if she wears a big one and you take a small one, but if she wears a small one and you buy her a large one, you might find yourself in trouble. Avoid anything that says "control" on the label. These items are used to firm and flatten the stomach and buttocks, and she probably wouldn't appreciate receiving them as a gift.
Another thing to remember is that if the store offers to wrap the lingerie you bought for her, then let them. Dainty lingerie will look better in its packaging than if you wrap it in leftover paper from your cousin's birthday. The presentation is part of the package when it comes to lingerie. Also, if you are not comfortable in the store, check out online stores that sell underwear. Most department stores sell lingerie. Final Note, Please remember to save the receipt in case it is the wrong style, size, or color.
Now, what kind of lingerie is available? Almost anything you can think of! Ask yourself what the occasion is. Is it to let her know that you love her? If so, something crotchless or transparent won't send this message. But, if it's for Valentine's Day or your anniversary, something a little more daring might be appreciated. Bras have many different styles including push up, plunge, gel-filled, padded, under-wire, seamless, backless, strapless, open cup, and unpadded.
If you are purchasing a bra and panty set, please always check out what she already has beforehand and make note of the size of the bra and panties. Most places sell at least one pair of matching panties with each bra, but some will sell several so you can mix and match. This will help you know what kind of panties she likes to wear, thongs, briefs, or high-cut bikinis.
When it comes to sleepwear, it can be just as confusing. One type of sleepwear is the babydoll pajamas. They usually have very thin straps, a deep v-neckline, and are very short with matching panties. You will find mostly silk or satin, materials that always make a woman feel good. But, if she feels like her breasts are too big or too small, or if she thinks her belly is too big, you might want to avoid babydoll pajamas.
There are slips and chemises, similar to babydoll pajamas, they are a bit longer and a bit more effective at hiding problem areas like the breasts, buttocks, or stomach. They are also usually silk or satin. The dresses are full-length versions of the nightie. Many are see-through or lace and can help put your wife in a good mood. Babydolls, petticoats, shirts, and dresses can also be accompanied by a dressing gown.
Pajamas might not look too sexy, but if they are silky and buttoned up at the front, they can make your woman look very sexy, especially if she is a plus size (size 18 or above) w. Boxers have become very popular lately. The tops are figure-hugging, with thin straps and usually V-necks, although there are boxers with classic t-shirts.
If you are looking for a lingerie to spice up your love life, buy the daring and provoking ones like the suspenders, bustiers, corsets, teddy bears (similar to babydolls, but one-piece), crotchless panties.
The type of lingerie you should get for your love depends a lot on her self-esteem. Many older women adore sexy little teddy bears, but some will shy away from them for fear of exposing themselves too much. Most stores sell lingerie in plus sizes, which are a little less revealing. If she is truly athletic, a boxer might be something she would like. Skinny women will look great in anything, but especially teddy bears, corsets, and babydolls.
When shopping for lingerie, try to keep in mind what she likes. If you buy something similar to the lingerie she already has and in colors that you know she likes, it will likely make her happy. But keep the receipt just in case!
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