Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lingerie Gift Guide for Guys

It’s every husband’s or boyfriend’s nightmare: Your anniversary is coming up, and you don’t know
what to get your lady. You want to show her how much she means to you, but you also want to get her something that she will end up using. It also doesn’t hurt if you benefit from the gift as well.

That’s why lingerie is a perfect gift for an anniversary. Your gift will help her remember how sexy you make her feel, and since you’re doing the shopping, it’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy as well. However, with a plethora of different colors, materials and types of lingerie to choose from, it’s easy for a guy to get overwhelmed. We’ve taken the liberty of coming up with a lingerie gift guide, so no matter what your lady’s personal style, you’ll be sure to find something she’ll love.

Finding Out Her Size

There’s nothing worse than receiving a wearable gift that’s in the wrong size. Make sure you don’t commit this gift-giving faux pas by finding out exactly what your significant other’s size is. Finding this out before you begin your search for sexy lingerie is important, because some lingerie designs are better for different sizes.

The best way to go about this is to pay attention to what bras and panties your significant other wears the most. Sizes, styles and materials can differ greatly from brand to brand, so if your sweetheart has one that she is particularly loyal to, take heed. These undergarments are probably the ones that are the most comfortable to her, and you want to make sure that she’ll actually enjoy wearing whatever you decide to purchase for her. Once you’ve narrowed in on what her favorites are, find the tag. In most bras, the tag will be located on the backside of where the bra clasps together. This will give you the proper cup size, which corresponds to a letter, and the proper band size, which corresponds to a number.

Another option is to visit a lingerie store with your significant other and have her measurements taken by a professional. Walking into a brick-and-mortar store and getting help from a professional will ensure that whatever gift you get for your lady will fit perfectly. This does, however, eliminate the element of surprise, so if you want to catch her off guard with a perfect gift, you might have to improve your lingerie sleuthing skills.

Types of Lingerie

Once you have her size, you’re faced with the task of figuring out exactly what style of lingerie to buy. Babydoll dresses are a great option for women whose problem areas are their stomach and hips. These feature an empire waistline, meaning that the cinching in the garment is just below the bust. This allows for the fabric beneath it to flow loosely and freely. For larger bust sizes, we recommend our Affinitas Lea Underwire Babydoll. If you want something that’s simple but still sexy, we recommend going with the Shirley of Hollywood Snowflake Babydoll.

Another hot lingerie option is a teddy. These bodysuits may not offer quick removal for when things get hot and heavy, but you’ll surely appreciate the flattering effect achieved by their form-fitting nature. Our Arianne Brandy Teddy features lace see-through panels on the sides that continue to the back for a touch of raciness without being over the top. If your lady is more daring with her lingerie choices, the Hanky Panky Zip Me Down Thong may be a better option with sheer lace and an edgy front zipper.

Choosing a Color and Material

Lingerie comes in a variety of different colors and materials, and it’s important to consider all of your options when buying a gift for that special lady in your life. Are you looking for something a little edgy? Blacks and reds are sure to wow. If you want something more subdued but still sexy, go for jewel tones. A pastel like lavender or pink can make tan or dark skin tones pop. Most importantly, make sure the color is one she likes.

In the realm of materials, it’s important to consider the ultimate goal with the lingerie item. Is the sheer see-through element the most exciting part? Go with a lace or breathable synthetic mesh. These will offer visibility, but be forewarned: These materials may be scratchy to those with sensitive skin. Silk and satin are much softer and offer a shimmery and glossy appearance, respectively. Satin in particular is a delicate fabric, so special care will need to be taken to ensure your lingerie item doesn’t wear over the course of several washes.

No matter what style, fabric or color you choose for your lady, In the Mood Intimates is sure to have options for all of your needs!

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