Lingerie Buying Guide for Men
Buying lingerie for your significant other can be one of the most romantic
things you can do. It's an intimate gift which, if you get it right, shows you
really care, really do understand her and have put the effort in to really think
about a gift they will like.
It's also one of the most stressful and dangerous gifts you can buy so don't
rush in to it!
Get it right and there are some major brownie points to be earned here. You may
even get to unwrap your present later...
Get it wrong however, and you will almost certainly live to regret it...if
Before you even think about buying make sure you avoid the following pitfalls
and take heed of the helpful lingerie buying advice for guys we provide here. A
few minutes reading can save you hours of grief.
Common Lingerie Buying Mistakes
Guys, the most
important things to remember when buying lingerie as a present are these:
1) It's NOT for You!
Remember who you
are buying lingerie for and tailor your future choice to this. If you buy
something in a style she doesn't usually wear then the chances are, you've got
it wrong. If you buy it in a color or design she doesn't usually wear then
again, you've probably got it wrong. Buy something YOU like and the chances
are...yup, you guessed it, you've got it wrong!
The Golden Rule - You are buying lingerie for her...and NOT for yourself!
Yes, those models look great in the skimpy, slutty lingerie and no doubt you'd
love to see her in the same, but think of the message you are sending. Do you
want your gift to say "You're special and I love you" or "Love? I just wanna ...
Unless she likes it, opting for the leather, PVC, crotchless, cupless, peephole
lingerie, French Maid or Naughty Nurse outfit and you'll no doubt end up
sleeping with Rover that night. Go for something silky or lacey and you are more
likely to be on the right track.
2) Do Your Research
biggest mistake is going into a lingerie store blind. DO NOT try to guess her
size, favorite style or for that matter, try to guess anything at all. You'll
fail and fail miserably. Unfortunately, women don't work in S, M, L, and XL
sizes like us; they have to make it more complicated. When you walk into a
lingerie store prepare to be hit by a dizzying array of numbers and letters
associated with an even more confusing selection of strange, fascinating and
wonderful products which to the untrained eye, all look the same, but to her,
are very, very different.
Think push-up, plunge, balcony, gel filled, water filled, padded, unpadded,
under wired, seamless, backless, boneless, strapless, open cup...with different
cup sizes from A to JJ and not forgetting the numbers, different materials and
designs...and that's just the bras!
Basically, do your research first before you hit the mall or go shopping online
and you've got a vastly better chance of getting it right. Wait until she goes
out and then raid her underwear drawer. Please put things back exactly where you
found them…she will know. Try to find things with the label in it and write down
the numbers there. If they don’t have sizes inside, borrow one of her bra and
panty sets and take it to a store and ask one of the sales staff...they've seen
it all before, don't worry. Actually they will be most impressed that you took
the time and risked the potential male embarrassment to take the trouble to do
so. Make sure that the lingerie you take is on the new side or you risk buying
something in the size she was rather than the size she is now...the very
WORST thing you can do is buy something in the size she was before she went
up a dress size or two!
While you are rummaging around amongst her undies, make a note of the colors and
styles she likes. Is there a particular color she is particularly fond of? Does
she like patterns or plain styles? Does she go for comfort or sex appeal? These
are important things to note if you are going to buy something she will like
rather than something which gets shoved to the bottom of the drawer.
3) Items To Avoid
Now you know her
size, the colors and styles she likes there's a few pitfalls to avoid:
Avoid anything marked as "Control", "Reducing", etc. These are to suck in
bellies and hide excess weight...unless you really want to send the message
"suck it in fatty" you'd probably be best avoiding these!
Gel filled, water filled and cleavage enhancing bras...again, unless this
is what she prefers be careful what you might be viewed as hinting at with
Kinky stuff in general doesn't generally work as an "I love you" kind of
gift. If you are daring enough to buy it at all, then save it for the times in
between birthdays, Christmas and Valentines Day...
Anything else is probably safe.
Now you've got
the majority of the pitfalls put to one side and hopefully avoided here are a
few final tips:
part of your gift is the presentation. Most shops will professionally gift wrap
your purchase for you if you ask for a small charge and this is well worth
paying a little extra for.
2) Shop Online
One of the
glorious things about shopping for lingerie online is the wealth of information
available to you that you simply will not find in a bricks and mortar lingerie
retailer. Take a look at their gift ideas, top sellers list etc. for loads of
ideas of what are popular choices.
3) Keep The Receipt!
If worse comes
to the worse, she can always swap it for something else. However, keep in mind
that most internet retailers may take back certain lingerie items but will not
accept returns on panties, thongs, G Strings, teddies or anything else of that
nature. They are not being difficult; it’s just due to health laws.
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