Lingerie can be the perfect gift for occasions like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Anniversaries, etc, but you can also choose to get your special someone a lingerie gift simply to let her know how significant she is to you!
So, you've decided to buy something intimate for your lady but how do you go about finding the right thing? And in the right size too?
At Inner Desire, we know all too well about the pitfalls buying lingerie can leave you in. So to avoid getting her the wrong size or choosing colours she doesn’t like, we are here to help you!
You can get it right with these simple steps to success, have a quick read for a straightforward and stress-free shopping experience – with guaranteed smiles all around.
1. Size Matters
Nothing spoils a gift more than realizing that you can't use it until you get it exchanged for the right size. This is the most obvious sticking point when it comes to lingerie shopping and also the trickiest to guess. So don’t!
Depending on the nature of your relationship, you can either be a little sneaky and have a little rummage through her lingerie drawer when she isn’t looking. Or, you can ask her directly too! This of course takes away the surprise element but we’re sure she won’t complain. Alternatively, try asking her best friend!
If you decide to snoop around, be sure to look at more than one style, because sometimes we do wear different sizes. If this is the case, go for the size that shows up most often.
For bra size, look at the labels on the bras she owns. The label will have the size printed on it andyou'll be looking for a two digit number followed by a letter or set of letters, something like 32B or 36C. The numbers refer to how big around she is, and if you are looking at something like "70", chances are you are looking at a bra with European sizing using centimetres. The letter refers to her cup size.
Waist size is easiest to get from a pair of pants or a skirt. Find something that doesn't have an elastic waist band, fasten the buttons or zip the zippers and then measure the waistband.
Also check her dress size, this comes in handy when buying sleepwear.
If she is in between sizes, buy the smaller option and she can always ask for an exchange. Buying the larger size risks causing her a little unhappiness.
Finally, be sure to write down the sizes somewhere you won’t lose it! Perhaps on a piece of paper that you can easily slip into your wallet.
2. Colour Counts
Once your detective work has been put to good use getting the right size, the next step is colour.
What colours does she like? Usually her wardrobe can help but remember that work clothes don't always reflect the colours she likes to wear so look at the colours she picks out for evening wear or casual clothes. If she prefers vibrant colours, then stay away from pastels. If she favours lighter shades, then skip the bright hues.
Also, if you don’t already, pay attention when she is undressing.What colours does she normally wear? She may wear classic black and white for everyday, but may not necessarily want these styles as a gift. Try matching her lingerie to her favourite party dress – for totally glamorous dressing up!
3. Style Stalker
There's so much to choose from and most of it can make no sense to someone who's used to a simple "boxers or briefs" shopping style.
A little time invested in thinking about her style won’t go wrong. How does she like to dress? Is she girly, romantic and feminine, does she go for full glamour and likes to vamp things up? Or is she understated, classic and demure? Have a browse through our collections to help you match the lingerie you buy to her distinctive style.
When in doubt, stick with something a little more conservative and then when she loves what you got her this time, you can get an idea of whether she'd be interested in something that is a little out of the ordinary.
Also, if you would like to see her in a style that is unlike anything she usually wears, it is best that you buy 2 gifts because if she doesn’t like it, she probably won’t wear it. Get something that you know she will truly like and another, for her to try out something completely different! Who knows, she may actually enjoy the change!
Don’t forget those little finishing touches that can make your present all the more perfect.
How about getting some sexy stockings to go along with your gift? If not, how about a teasing eye mask instead?
5. Gift Ideas & Tips
For brownie points, don’t limit your gift to simply lingerie. Check out some indulgent beauty gifts that will tease and compliment your present. From bubble bath to luxurious lotions, there are lots to choose from!
6. Gift Certificates
Finally, if you simply can’t decide what to buy, a beautiful gift certificate is always well received. Treat someone to a fabulous Inner Desire Gift Certificate today so that she can shop to her heart’s content!
These steps shouldn’t be too difficult for you but if you are stumped in any way, feel free to contact our customer service representatives at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help you pick out that perfect gift for the lady in your life.