Tips On How to Shop for Lingerie
If you're thinking of buying lingerie for your wife or girlfriend, there are a number of things to consider in order to get the perfect gift.
Ensuring that you select the appropriate size, style, and color are all important factors. If you're not sure where to start, let this be a simple guide to help you make the right decision on which garment to choose. Where to Shop
Where to Shop
You can browse a brick and mortar store or make your selection online.
The benefits of shopping in person are talking with the sales associate to get advice, feeling the fabric to ensure comfort, and being able to return the item more quickly if the fit is wrong.
Shopping online is a lot more discreet, but be sure to check the company's return policy. If their terms are acceptable to you, this may be the preferred route to go.
Get the Size Right
There's nothing more frustrating than buying an item of clothing for someone that doesn't fit.
This can be a highly sensitive matter for many women, and hurt feelings can follow if not handled properly. In order to get as close to the right size as possible, check the tags on her undergarments.
If you know her weight, that will be a big help as many stores have charts that can help you decide what size will be suitable.
If you're in any doubt about whether or not you have the right size, it's advisable to go smaller instead of larger. With lingerie, a more snug fit is generally preferred.
Also, choose something to offset skin tones. In other words, light colors for dark skin and vice versa.
There are a number of patterns to pick, from leopard print to lace insets and ribbon rosettes. Know your woman's taste when choosing a sexy or alternative pattern type.
For tall women, garters are a great accompaniment to anything you choose. Corsets also work well for the "leggy" women.
Baby-doll outfits are a wonderful selection for larger women. To ensure proper fit, choose based on her bra size.
If you keep these factors in mind when shopping for lingerie, you can count on a happy partner and a fun evening for the both of you.How does one identify sexy lingerie from, say, common everyday lingerie?
While many women find strength, confidence and a sense of identity by wearing sexy lingerie all the time, for the most part sexy intimates are reserved for special occasions where more revealing lingerie styles are desired.
In another article, I provide a better understanding of sexy lingerie and how sensual intimates are different.
The purpose of this article is to discuss and show specific styles of sexy lingerie.
Bras - Sexy Bra Styles vs. Purely Functional Everyday Women's Brassiere
Women's bra sales represent over 50% of all lingerie and intimate apparel sales.
First and foremost the brassiere was designed as a functional garment to support the bust.
Many innovations for more comfortable and improved support have been introduced over the years, for example, underwire (and non-underwire) support and textile advancements such as spandex and microfiber.
In general, a functional everyday bra is comfortable and provides support with no frills, such as a full cup and full coverage bra.
Sexy bras on the other hand may provide support; however, function is not necessarily the first consideration when designing sexier bras.
The shelf bra, for example, provides little support, however, is among the best selling of sexy bra styles.
The push-up bra is another type of more sensual bra style because it lifts the breasts, creating the appearance of greater fullness and cleavage.While shelf and open tip bras are at the far side of the more sexy range, a plethora of less risqué, yet nevertheless, sensual bra styles exist such as the plunge bra, cut much lower in the front to reveal more cleavage; the backless bra to reveal more of the back; and, the strapless bra to show more of the shoulders.
In essence, sexy bras reveal more of the woman's bust, back and shoulders, whether with their design and cut or the fabrics of which they are made, such as sheer and see through materials.
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