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A Man's Guide To Buying Lingerie

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If you are ever struggling to find gift ideas for your partner then surprising them with a beautiful lingerie set will be sure to win them over and the best bit about it is that it will please both of you. The lingerie world can often be a very confusing place for a man, particularly when buying lingerie for a partner but don’t worry, as long as you follow our simple lingerie buying guide you will be sure to get it right every time. There are so many things to think about when buying lingerie for your partner; finding the right size, finding the right style and most importantly finding something that they are actually going to wear. Our lingerie buying guide is filled with top tips and will be sure to turn you into a lingerie buying pro so why don’t you take a look and get some lingerie inspiration.  



Getting your partners size right is the most important thing you need to think about when purchasing lingerie. If you get the wrong size then your partner will either be polite and not tell you but never wear the lingerie or have to mess about trying to exchange it for a different size, both of which can be avoided. So how do you find her size? It’s simple, take a look in her lingerie drawer. It is a good idea to remember what lingerie she wears the most often as this will indicate what her current size is. All you have to do is look at the labels on your partner’s bras and knickers and you have her size. It is important to take note of both the band size and cup size on the bra, for example it might say 34D. 34 is the band size and D is the cup size.  


Another important question to ask yourself before buying lingerie for someone else is; are they actually going to like and wear it? It can be hard to know what colours and styles your partner prefers but like before, the easiest thing to do is just look. Take a nose inside your partner’s wardrobe and lingerie drawer, are there colours or styles that appear often? If so then this will most likely be her preference. Finding the right style of bra can also be an issue which is why we always suggest getting a balcony bra if you are un-sure. The balcony style is suited to most bust shapes and sizes and best of all it looks great on.

If you want more information on bra styles then take a look at our Bra Style Guide which tells you all about the different styles we offer and what shapes they are best suited too. 


If you are surprising your partner to a lingerie set then make sure you get the matching lingerie set. When we ladies are being treated to beautiful new lingerie the last thing we want is to receive a black bra and red knickers. Make sure that when you are looking for a lingerie set you check to see that they have both the bra and knickers in your partner’s size. After all there is nothing sexier than matching lingerie. 


There is nothing wrong with surprising your other half with lingerie that is sexier or a little bit different to what they usually might wear but remember you are buying lingerie for them not yourself, so don’t just pick something that you would want her to wear. Try to choose lingerie that your partner will feel comfortable in. Something that is too sexy or provocative might just put them off and make them feel uneasy. Every woman wants to feel sexy but they also want to feel classy and sophisticated too, so it’s important that you get the right balance. 


Choosing a classic bra and knicker set can be an easy and obvious choice when choosing lingerie but there are so many different styles to choose from. If you wanted lingerie that your partner can wear everyday then we would strongly suggest that you get a bra and knicker set but if you’re looking to be more adventurous or purchase something a little sexier than usual, we would recommend you take a look at our range of babydolls, bodies, basques, chemises and suspender belts. 

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