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A Man's Guide To Buying Lingerie

man guide buying lingerie gifts

Struggling to know what to buy your partner? Lingerie makes a great gift for your girlfriend or wife. Whether you’re looking for a seductive valentine’s day gift or a cheeky birthday present for your loved one, lingerie gifts are sure to make her smile. At Sexy Belle, we have a huge range of lingerie from affordable everyday sexy lingerie to luxury underwear, all of exceptional quality. But don’t panic, we know it can be overwhelming searching for the perfect gift. That’s why we have put together this handy lingerie gift guide. Keep reading to see all our top tips on how to buy the right lingerie for your girlfriend.

1.      Get The Size Right

To buy the perfect lingerie gift, you first need to think about sizes. We know it can be confusing as women’s lingerie sizes seem complicated when you are not used to it. But don’t panic, it is not as complicated as it seems. The easiest thing to do to avoid buying the wrong size gift, is sneak into her lingerie drawer when she is busy and check the sizes on her favourite underwear. For bras you need to find the band size (a number generally between 28 and 52) then the cup size (a letter next to the band size). Write this down as this all together is her bra size. You need both bits to get the perfect bra that fits. Next you need to know her knicker size. Again, check the label, it will usually have a letter indicating her size e.g. S for small. Or there will be a number somewhere between 6 and 30. Write this down too as you need this to be able to get her matching briefs. This will also apply if you are wanting to buy her bodysuits, sexy nightwear or suspender belts. Now you have this info you are one step closer to buying the perfect lingerie gift. You can actually shop by size with Sexy Belle, so filter by her bra size to see all your options.

2.      What’s Your Budget?

The next step to get your girl the perfect gift is to think about the price. You need to sit down and have a real think about what you are willing to spend. Are you looking for a £30 lingerie gift or are you ready to splash the cash and invest hundreds in premium lingerie? This is what you need to decide. At Sexy Belle we have lots of lingerie brands which are all different price points. For more affordable lingerie gifts we recommend opting for popular brands like Contradiction by Pour Moi, Bluebella, Scantilly by Curvy Kate or Dreamgirl. All sold on Sexy Belle, these brands are high quality lingerie gifts at prices which you will feel comfortable with. You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy her something she will adore. But if you are eager to treat her to something truly special, then opt for premium brands like Lise Charmel, Coco De Mer, and Aubade. These lingerie collections make great gifts for anniversaries, Christmas or … just because. So, what’s the difference between affordable and luxury lingerie? Aside from price, the feel of the lingerie is what sets these brands apart. The premium lingerie is made from stunning fabrics that are ultra-soft, silky and delicate. Sexy Belle offer luxury lingerie gifts that contain rare lace and silks that truly feel special. We can guarantee she will notice the difference. But there is no pressure to buy premium gifts. You can set your own budget and filter by price so browse where you feel comfortable.

3.      What’s Her Style?

Now you have narrowed down the size and the price, you need to think about style. If you really want to buy her the perfect lingerie gift, you can’t just choose anything in her size. Lingerie is not simply a bra and knickers … no, lingerie comes in a huge variety of styles. Again, it might be good to do some detective work and look at what she already owns. If you are wanting to buy her a bra, you need to understand what style and cut she likes to wear. You need to know how much support she needs. Does she normally wear underwired? You can tell if a bra is underwired by feeling the bit under the cup. If it is rigid and hard then it’s usually underwired. You then need to know if she likes padded or non-padded bras. These two points will give you a good indication of what bra to get her. If she likes casual non wired, non-padded bras then opt for a lace bra, bralette or soft plunge bra. If she always wears structured bras or has large boobs, it’s best to go for a supportive bra like a balcony bra or full cup bra.

But to find the perfect lingerie gift for your partner, you need to also think about what kind of lingerie she wears. It’s not all about bras and thongs. At Sexy Belle, we have bodies, basques, chemises, briefs, thongs, suspender belts, hosiery and more. There is so much choice but don’t worry our website explains everything. Lingerie and nightwear is separated into sections with a description of what each collection is. So, browse away and choose what feels right.

4.      What Fabric Does She Like?

This is not as crucial as the style and the size but if you really want to nail this gift, you should have a think about material. Lingerie is a sensual thing and half of the experience is how the lingerie feels. Does she like soft and silky fabrics or is she all about sheer mesh? Think about the clothes she wear on a daily basis. Is it silky or lacey, stretchy or firm, figure hugging or loose fitting? Lingerie is just like clothing as everywoman has her own style and preference when it comes to fabric. Browse our range and have a look at the fabric content. We have everything from skin-tight lace bodies, to wet look leather bras, and even loose fitting flowing mesh. All of our lingerie gifts are high quality and checked for perfection so whatever you choose you know it will be a great product.

5.      Choose a Lingerie Gift Set

If you are feeling a little overwhelmed with all the choice, we get it. Lingerie is not your area of expertise. So, we have made it easy for you. We have a whole section of ‘perfect gifts’ ready and waiting for you to browse. This lovely hand picked collection of lingerie gifts features nightwear, matching lingerie sets and even some pleasure toy sets. This section is full of products that are already sorted for you so you can just pick your favourite and buy. Our expert team know what women want so we have done all the hard work for you. Matching lingerie sets are a safe choice. Our 2, 3 and 4 piece lingerie sets are all packed together because they match! The bra, thong and suspender belt will all be matching and just ready for you to buy. Lingerie gift sets really are the easy option if you want to buy your partner something a little naughty this year.

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