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.

Bra Fitting – What You Don’t already Know

 

As you may already know, 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Retail bra fitters may make bra fitting so simple – it may seem to just simply be taking measurements of your band and cup sizes and then turn those numbers into the perfect fit.

 

Measurements are usually taken with you putting on your most comfortable bra and on top of a t-shirt. Well, as that may seem perfectly right, what they are missing out on the how wide your bust line is.

 

As the width of the bust line varies from one woman to another, two people of the same bust size may not fit into the same bra.

 

Emphasis is largely placed on the bra cup and band size while the gore is usually ignored. How far apart your breasts are largely determines which type of bra best fits you.

 

Do you know?

The length of the gore (the center piece of the bra) would influence how the bra fits you.

 

If your breasts are close to a point where they are touching, you are sure to be promised of a great cleavage. But also due to the close proximity of your busts, the gore will not be laying flat on body hence making it a poor fit.

 

This doesn’t mean you are deprived of the privilege of wearing a bra; you just have to find the right one with a shorter and a lower center gore. Take the full cup bra and the plunge bra for instance.

 

 

The full cup bra typically has a higher center piece compared to the plunge bra. Due to the lower center piece of the plunge bra, you are sure to be more comfortable wearing it. Best of all, you will not feel as if your breasts are being pulled apart when you force yourself in a full cup bra!

 

But even if your girls are further apart, having a great cleavage doesn’t have to be a dream. Just find the right bras with the right padding at the right angles to bring them closer together to add the necessary volume and to uplift them.

 

Using the same examples of a full cup and a plunge bra, you are still able to wear both because the full cup is spaced out to comfortably sit your breasts while the plunge will give you some cleavage if it is perfectly padded at the bottom and the sides to lift and bring your ladies together.

 

Bra fitting is not just about cup and band sizes. Do look out for the width of your bust line. How far apart your busts are do have an effect on your right fit. Happy bra shopping!