Tips For Men
First off, the fact that you are even reading this is a great sign - not only are you splurging on your sweetheart (and let's face it, every girl loves a gift!) - but you actually want to get it right. The following tips will ensure you buy the perfect present.
All About Her
Lingerie is one of those double whammy gifts - she gets something beautiful and sexy and you get to see her in it. But don't forget that to become that sex goddess you desire, she has to feel fabulous in the purchase in the first place - buy something that you think she would love, not just something you want her to wear. Don't know what this is? Think about what she wears already - if she prefers knee-length satin slips, she won't be thrilled with crotchless panties and a leather corset. If she's demure, consider a babydoll or peignoir. For a diva with a more daring side a corset or something in shiny patent or vinyl might appeal.
Which hue will do? Once again think about the colors she usually wears - black is classic and flatters everyone. While you can't go wrong with this simple shade, you'll earn extra points if you choose something more avant garde. As a guide, blondes look great in pastel shades like pink and lilac, brunettes can pull of brighter hues like scarlet (red) or turquoise, and red heads look sensational in greens (check out the models here on Hips and Curves.com for more ideas). Another safe bet: white looks pure on almost every skin tone and cream is always chic.
Sizing Her Up
How do you find out her size? Ask her? No, no, no! You'd spoil the surprise (and let's hope this gift is a surprise!) and she would probably lie and say she's smaller than she really is anyway (it's a lady's prerogative!). Your best bet is by delving into her underwear drawer to check the labels of the lingerie she already owns - if this is out of limits, sneak a peek in her jacket, dress or pants and refer to our sizing chart. To decipher her bra size, check the label inside for an equal number like 38, 40, 42 followed by a letter or two like C, D, DD, E, etc after it - get the idea? The number is her measurement and the letter is her cup size - both are essential when buying bras, corsets and bustiers.
Need More Help? You got it! We want you - and her - to be delighted with your purchases, so if you need more advice, hints or insider info, send an email to [email protected] and one of our lingerie (and gift-loving!) experts will be happy to help.