How to Buy Lingerie for My Girlfriend (Part 3)

 

Though it may seem like you go through a lot of emotional ups and downs to find the right fit, but it’s not as frightening as you think it is.

 

Here are some quick tips.

 

For the newlyweds on a romantic honeymoon, here are some pieces you could go for. (click on the images to the link)

     

Have you ever thought that birthday gifts can be playful as well?

     

If you have been buying the usual romantic gifts for Valentine’s Day, you might want to change a little this year.

     

And Christmas doesn’t have to be boring!

     

 

You’re welcome!

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.

Flaunting Lingerie; when a Little means a Lot

It seems like more people are wearing loose tops that reveal what they are wearing underneath, although not much, but that little bit is definitely eye catching.

 

Gone are the days when lingerie is merely for support or just for boudoir purpose. It has come a long way that it is now part of the fashion you wear. While you don’t necessarily walk around in only your intimates, unless it’s sports bra, you could blend what you wear on the inside with what you wear on the outside for a classy finish.

 

 

Rising back band and tightly fitted straps; these makes the perfect recipe for an ill fitted bra. It is definitely a fashion disaster too. While you may want to show your bra, there are still ways to do it tastefully.

 

Summer 2011 spotted a rather new cleavage as it is called where the bra band is showing off big sleeves and armholes. This fashion is when girls wear tops with big armholes exposing the sides of their bras or sometimes they wear nothing at all, which draw unwanted attention.

 

Revealing the sides of the bras is actually very alluring and seductive when the pairing between top and bra is perfect.

 

Although it is only that little bit is exposed but it leaves a lot of room for imagination. This fashion catches the eyes and is very sexy so to say. You may not realize it, but this makes you beautiful and elegant.

 

While this style isn’t seen much anymore, but it certainly was the in thing during its peak.

 

Do these images bring back memories?

 

Be Daringly Sexy

Perhaps global warming has gotten a little more serious that it is taking a toll on the fashion industry as well. Since spring/summer 2011, more and more people are seen parading the streets in clothes with less fabric. Although global warming is not to be blamed, sheer fashion is no doubt sexy as it honors lingerie in its most flirtatious manner.

 

Depending on the look you want and the style of the blouse, sheer tops work with most types of lingerie styles. Being almost transparent, the challenge is at finding the perfect harmony between the top and the lingerie to bring out the best of both pieces.

 

 

Spotting a bandeau is alright but watch out as it could also make you look flat and plain, pretty much without the sexy factor. This is still worth trying if you are uncomfortable showing off your unmentionables in public.

 

 

Sheer fashion does leave room for imagination and it can also make you look sensual and seductive, perfect for a sexy look.

 

However, if you choose to wear another layer of clothing beneath the sheer top (or you want to wear nothing at all) you can too but you can always be bold and be sexy with a bra. Once you get the right combination, you will be hotter than fire!

How Shall I Wear The Balconette Bra?

Low neckline tops are easy to find and dresses with low and wide neckline are made to flatter your chest area.

 

It is easy to walk into a boutique and grab your favorite piece, but the ultra turn off problem is when you wear it and noticing that bits of your bra cup are showing. Not cool.

 

If that happens, you are probably wearing a full coverage bra which definitely is not suitable for a dress like this.

 

The beauty of the balconette bra lies in its semi coverage cups that provide enough support for your busts. Much support is concentrated at the bottom of the cups giving them an upward lift while moving them towards the center for a fuller look making you look more youthful.

 

This bra cup design eliminates cup coverage at the upper areas of your breasts and creating a fuller figure and enhancing your cleavage at the same time.

 

A little precaution is necessary if you do not have broad shoulders as the balconette bra comes with a set of bra straps that are wide apart. Should the straps slip off your shoulders easily, you may want to opt for a strapless balconette bra.

 

This bra works perfectly well for small to medium busted figures. As the bra promotes fuller busts at the upper area of the chest, big busted ladies may end up having an overflowing look resulting from this bra.

 

If low neckline dresses top your favorite list, a balconette bra is a MUST HAVE in your lingerie closet!

The Wonder Woman: The Wireless Bra

Underwire bra has taken center stage for a long time for its enhancing and support qualities. This has sidelined wireless bras in the lingerie industry. It is not entirely true that in a deadlock between Wired vs. Non Wired, the former gets better support while the latter gets none.

 

The popularity of wired bras has way surpassed that of non wired bras for the simple reason that the underwire gives a significant lift to your boobs projecting an illusion of more voluminous assets and a more alluring figure.

 

The non wired bra is usually misinterpreted as the bra that does not provide adequate support. This was probably true when this bra type was first launched but it has taken a wave of change in the 21st century. Due to its wireless feature, this bra is a soft cup bra but some are reinforced with seams and wider straps to cater to the larger bosoms.

 

Without a doubt, the wire free bra does provide comfort more than a wired bra could ever offer. It would be an amazing bra for sizes not larger than a B cup. The absence of wires underneath the cups makes you feel as though you are not wearing anything at all and you could wear this bra style to bed should you not feel comfortable exposing your ladies to your pajamas.

 

A very general comparison between wired and non wired bra would be:

 

The Underwire Bra

Pros

·        Has a metal strip inserted underneath the bra cups for more support and lift

·        Gives you a fuller figure

·        Makes you sexy and alluring

Cons

·        Metal wires could dig into your skin for various reasons causing discomfort

·        Wires squeezing against the body could do serious health damage

·        Unnecessary bumps and bulges along the bra area

 

The Wireless Bra

Pros

·        Absence of metal strips gives you timeless comfort; the ultimate freedom

·        Feels as though you are not wearing anything

·        Eliminates restriction of movements especially when exercising

·        Falls perfectly into your curves and contour

Cons

·        Provides minimal support, not quite suitable for big bust and less firm busts

·        Succumbs to the gravity

 

 

Despite the pros and cons of both styles, it all boils down to your own preference and the comfort each style gives when you are wearing it. Don’t just settle for one, get both and you will know which works best.

 

Happy shopping!

Sexylicious; the Sexy Bra

 

If lingerie is made only for support, you probably wouldn’t have the variety you currently have.

 

The Sexy Bra, the ultimate sex symbol, is not a defined bra style but more to a concept that defines you. If a piece of bra has many different functions, from providing support to increasing volume and enhancing your shape, “sexy” is yet another function of the bra.

 

To have read until this line, you are probably wondering what a sexy bra is. Any bra which flatters your body makes you sexy. An unflattering bra would be one that is ill fitted. By that I mean, one which does not provide the right support at the right areas, one where you could see spillage over the cups or gaps between the cups and the breasts. It could also be one with a center gore that is not resting firmly on your body.

 

 

With the vast plethora of selections across stores, you can be sure that lingerie is no longer made merely to hold or cover your girls. You need different bra styles in your closet.

 

More importantly, don’t be one of the 80% who wear the wrong size, make sure you are in the perfect fit because only a well fitted bra will leave you looking stunning and dazzling.

 

When deciding on sexy lingerie, take into consideration of personality and body shape.

 

Want to be irresistible? How about a matching set of bra and panty?

 

You would want to find lingerie that complements your body while showing off the sexy side of you and leaving you looking confident in that intimate piece.

Molded Bra vs. Padded Bra

 

What is the difference between a molded bra and a padded bra?

 

Molded Bra

 

Just to clear the air, a molded bra is a bra with pre-determined cup shapes with a smooth contour. Because of the smooth surface of the cup, it is gaining popularity as it does not create visible lines under t-shirts and fitting tops.

 

The molded cup is usually a piece of synthetic fabric molded over heated breast shapes to give the bras a defined shape. To give the cup a little more strength and to avoid the peek-a-boo effect, a second layer is sometimes added.

 

Molded bras are usually seamless but if there is any, it is for additional support. Due to its predefined shapes, you would find that the bra is not able to give you the full coverage and you may experience excessive skin if you have wider busts. A molded bra is great for breasts that are not of the same sizes. As molded bras have predefined shapes, it could give you a more symmetrical, smoother and fuller look.

 

Padded Bra

 

A padded bra is simply defined as a bra that is padded to flatter your busts by giving you the necessary lift. Examples of padded bras would be the push up bra, the plunge bra and the balconette bra.

 

These bras have different pad structures which give your body different effects according to the effect you desire. Padded bras are usually for enhancing breast sizes and creating cleavages. The right amount of padding could give you a more naturally enhanced and rounder look.

Top 7 Fatal Mistakes Men Make When Buying Lingerie

 

7. Being the Shy Boy

“How am I ever going do this?!” sounds familiar? Have you ever wanted to get your girlfriend a piece of lingerie but you never had the guts to shop for it? If you want to surprise her, you bet it’s worth walking into that lingerie store and get her something nice. Don’t be shy, you are not the only guy who walks through that door to do some female underwear shopping. After all, you get to see her wearing it, right?

 

6. Shopping without Shopping

So you muster your courage, you walk through that door feeling a little bashful. Shopping is called shopping for a reason. Since you have made up your mind, it doesn’t hurt to look around at the different types of lingerie in the store. Choosing one that’s expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Remember, it’s the results that matter, not the process!

 

5. Playing the Guessing Game

A for Lemon, B for Orange… No, B for Bra Sizes! Yes, that’s right and that’s exactly what I am saying. There is no way you can guess her bra size or equate it to some fruits (I’m not saying it’s wrong but it’s just very vague) when shopping for her. Don’t guess her size, ask her! You can check her closet and if it doesn’t work, you can bring her lingerie to the store and let them help you out with the size.

 

4. Unflattering sizes

Getting her the wrong size for Valentine’s is as good as buying her nothing. Wearing a poor fitting bra not only has concerns over health issues but it makes the wearer uncomfortable and unflattering. It could also create unnecessary visible bra cups and straps over her blouse.

 

3. Making her a Porn Star

Here’s a pointer; the lingerie is for HER, not for YOU! When deciding on what to buy, never ever get your inspiration from your favorite adult film stars. Your girlfriend isn’t one of them. Also, less fabric doesn’t mean it’s cheaper, I know what you are thinking of *grin* She wouldn’t be too flattered to know that you want her to dress like a porn star. Instead, get her something comfortable and nice.

 

2. Undesirable styles

A piece of lingerie is not just for support. There are many different styles other than just the Push Up. If you have no idea, read the rest of the blog. Take your time and do your research, buy something which suits her personality. You’ll know it’s worth it when you see that smile on her face.

 

1. Mismatching Fashion

There’s the bra and the panty and there is certainly no reason to mismatch them. Buy a complete set instead. Well, after all I am pretty sure you wouldn’t want her to think you got them from a cheap sale do you?