How to Buy Lingerie for My Girlfriend (Part 2)

 

What’ the Occasion?

 

Size – checked. Style – checked.

 

Now that you have what you need to know, you can start hitting the stores. As daunting as it may now seem, shop with the end goal in mind and don’t be embarrassed. After all, the last thing you want to ruin is the surprise you have planned so long for.

 

As style matters, think of the occasion you are buying for. Did you just plan for a honeymoon in a hotel away from the city? Or are you just getting naughty?

 

Whatever it may be, different occasions call for different pieces. A good point to note is that women need at least 5 different bra styles in her closet.

 

If you have something planned for Valentine’s Day, something with lace will spice up the mood. If you’re celebrating her birthday and you want to give her something she can wear often whether to work or an outing with her girlfriends, something plain is a safe option. You can opt for black push up bra that gives her that added edge to complement her overall look.

 

Colours do make a difference too.

 

Lingerie is a whole lot of emotions and personality combined. Women do not settle for the idea of wearing just about anything that fits.

 

What she wears on her body is a representation of who she is. Sophisticated women tend to opt for dark but often times shiny shades. You will not go wrong with black and white if you are a first timer.

 

You could opt for brighter colours if she’s more of a jovial, outgoing, adventurous person. Try experimenting with pink, yellow and light blue. These are generally fun colours to go with.

 

Sales people can be helpful, but are they?

 

You may seem to get a lot of help from the sales people in the store since you might see them as being more experienced than you are.

 

But just because they have been wearing them doesn’t make them experts in knowing what you want, let alone letting them decide what your girlfriend should wear.

 

Considering that you already know what you want, run through your requirements with them and all they should be doing is to bring your desired pieces to you, not the ones they think your girlfriend likes.

 

When you are being approached, tell them about the size, styles and you can even tell them the occasion so they can give you some ideas too. Don’t be afraid to walk out politely if you do not like their available options. Move on to the other stores, you will definitely find the right one.

 

But if you are intimidated by the experience

 

Perhaps all you want to do is to shop online.

How to Buy Lingerie for My Girlfriend (Part 1)

 

Buying lingerie for your girlfriend sounds daunting. You don’t want to be the creepy guy checking out lace bras and thongs in Victoria’s Secret – the last thing you want to do is to appear shy and grabbing something lightning fast to avoid embarrassment and end up spoiling the experience you’ve planned so hard for. Here’s how to do it right.

 

Get the Right Size

 

This is a tricky one as most women may be self-conscious about how they look. If you get this wrong, nothing else will make it right. If you buy a size too big, she’ll probably feel insulted (she may think you call her fat). If it’s one size smaller, she’ll feel bad when trying to fit herself in because you make her think she’s actually smaller than what she is.

 

See, buying a bra isn’t just transactional, it is an emotional thing. Same goes to wearing it.

 

It has to feel good.

 

Ideally, you will have to do a quick check on the size she’s been wearing. Fret not, it’s on the labels stitched onto the bra. While you may not know, sizes can also vary from one brand to another – especially if the brands are from different parts of the world!

 

Know Her Style

 

Rummaging through her closet may not be a good idea but you could offer to do laundry. Offering to do laundry has an advantage because it gives you a picture of her lingerie pairing with what she will usually wear. Pick up those hints and make mental notes as you go through that pile of lingerie. You will find really good clues.

 

For the more simple, not fashion conscious guys whose idea of shopping is usually bulk purchasing plain grey t-shirts and jeans from your neighbourhood retail store, then understanding her style can be a little too much to ask for.

 

If that’s you, you can always focus on what you want as a gauge. A gift of lingerie can be seen selfish so you may want to present it well. What it means is that you need to find the perfect balance between what you want with what she usually wears.

 

If most of what she wears is plain single tone full cup bras, you can push the boundary a little with lace full cup bra. Not too daring yet not too conservative. But if you’re accelerating from plain boy shorts panty to a crotchless lace panty, you are definitely in trouble.