The Guy’s Guide to Buying Lingerie

Valentine’s Day is coming up and oh, the pressure! The truth is all women love receiving beautiful lingerie that makes them look and feel gorgeous. But, we know, just the thought of walking into one of those excessively lavender-scented feminine stores with everyone giving you sideways glances makes you break out into a sweat and weak in the knees.

Fear no more – online shopping to the rescue! Follow this simple guide to buying lingerie and together, we’ll have your sweetheart turn into mush, not you.

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Step One: Make Your Valentine Feel Gifted 
Remember, you are buying HER a present, not you (so yes, skip lingerie missing fabric in critical places, the completely sheer items, and the ones with chains and laces everywhere because frankly, chains are not comfortable to lie down on). If she feels good in it and likes the way she looks in it, she’ll feel confident in it and that extra confidence will make her look fabulous. And even better – she’ll wear it more than once! That’s what we call a win-win.

Step Two: What To Choose
This is what you get for living in a democracy – lots of choices! And making the right one is easier than you think. If this is the first time you are buying her lingerie (or the first time in a long time), go with a gorgeous chemise (a short nightgown) or a glamorous gown with a matching robe. The key here is to select a beautiful high quality fabric such as silk or a smooth cotton sateen – these fabrics will drape much better, instantly taking off a few pounds and making her look and more importantly, feel stunning. If you are feeling a bit bolder, go with a camisole and panty set. It’s more daring because it’s two pieces and, well, it involves a panty but it definitely won’t bring out the, “Where’s the rest?!” reaction.  Then, select her favorite color and you’re good to go!

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Step Three: How to Diffuse the Size Bomb 
Good news! Our items come in XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL – you have a 1 in 6 chance of hitting a bulls-eye if you simply close your eyes and pick a random size. When’s the last time you got those odds when assembling a fantasy football team or played poker? But, we can improve your chances significantly – peek in her closet and find two items: her jeans and a button front shirt. Take the numbered sizes and follow our size chart. When buying a chemise, nightgown or robe, use the bigger size between the shirt and the jeans (the Largest Common Denominator rule). If buying a camisole and panty, match up the sizes on the tops and the sizes on the bottoms.

Now you’re well on your way to getting her the perfect piece of lingerie and making her feel very special. Don’t be afraid to call us for help – it’s not like asking for directions! Our staff is very knowledgeable and has impeccable taste. 1.800.662.5723. Now get going and make her day (and night)!