How to buy the lingerie you’ll both enjoy
There’s a difference between the underwear we wear every day and lingerie. We’re not all in the movies, where we’re wearing a matching set of size 8 lingerie that cost thousands. Guess what – we rather suspect the same is true of those movie stars off camera, but that’s another story.
However, from time time, we all like to make the effort and dress up, and that can include lingerie. But how many times have you gone looking for a special piece of lingerie and come away disappointed?
Now that could simply be because the stores you visited didn’t include your sizes, so if you’re a larger lady, take a look at a specialist plus size lingerie retailer.
It’s not just sizing that disappoints us though, it’s often not finding something that makes us feel attractive when we wear it. Here’s our top ten tips to avoid that disappointment.
New lingerie that you actually like is something to be cherished. It’s worth the effort.
Undress for success
Make sure you get the right size, and to do that, make sure you have your up to date measurements before you start shopping, whether online or in the real world. If you’re not sure, follow our lingerie sizing guide.
Make sure you’re in the right mood before you start. There’s no point going lingerie shopping if you’re tired or stressed, etc. You might buy something, but it’s unlikely to be something that you actually wanted – in fact, you more likely to just grab something so that it’s all over quickly. It’s supposed to be fun and enjoyable, so wait until you’re actually interested in the lingerie before you go to buy some.
Set yourself a reasonable budget. As we said, lingerie is not for everyday, so you’re looking to buy something that is going to costs a little bit more than usual. Be prepared for it.
Don’t buy cheap. Sure, you can search on “discount” or “cheap”, but unless the lingerie is on offer, then it’s cheap for a reason, and that’s normally either a) horrible material that will feel unpleasant and not last or b) poorly made and won’t last.
Build an outfit. If, for example, you choose to get a corset, then don’t just buy that, because when you get it, you’ll not have anything suitable to go with it. So, take a look for a pair of attractive knickers and some stockings to go with it. Make sure that they all go together.
Look for value. Now, we said don’t buy cheap, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be sensible. For example, quite a few corsets are reversible, and some have detachable garters. So, look for something like this and you’ve got four options in one garment.
One thing that women of all shapes and sizes, from the most petite to the big and beautiful, have in common is that the lingerie they buy must make them feel wonderful about themselves. That means sexy, sensual, desirable but most significantly, special. When your special someone turns off the television because he noticed you in yoursexy lingerie, it’s a definite plus and ego-boost.
Modern women of today consider their lingerie as an important part of their wardrobe. Online shopping has made it very easy, and opened up a new world for finding lingerie that is sexy, exotic and remains comfortable to wear. There are a few simple tips to bear in mind when shopping for lingerie so you will always look wonderful and feel great.
Even though all women are beautiful, there are those times when you just require something a little extra to make you sparkle, and lingerie can do that. Fashion and comfort go together like peaches and cream. Choosing the right lingerie for you may take a bit of practice, however, since there is such a tremendous range of styles available. Remember, sexy lingerie does not have to be uncomfortable.
Tips on Selecting Sexy Lingerie
The majority of women can wear red, white and black. This is why almost all sexy lingerie comes in these three colors. Blondes look beautiful in pastels; brunettes need the stronger colors like sapphire blue or emerald green, while fiery redheads look fantastic in green, blues and earth tones. Satin, lace, silk, leather, PVC, sheer mesh and velvet are just a few of the many materials available. Remember that a sheer material is always going to be more revealing.
Sexy Lingerie and Your Body Type
You need to feel comfortable with your own body before you can feel totally at ease with yourself. Emphasizing the correct body parts, which is not necessarily showing more skin, will make you feel appealing and desirable. Always accentuate your positive features and play down or understate the negative. If your body shape is straight – with bust, waist and hips almost the same choose a style that will drape over your figure and stay away from tight fitting lingerie. Comfort is just as important as the way you look. Nobody wants to feel like they are being restricted in the wrong places.
If you have:
Choose lingerie that shows off your bottom or legs to distract from your breast size. If you are thin try stockings and garters they do a good job of lowering the eye to the legs. You want to bring the eyes to the area of your body that you feel comfortable with.
Large or Droopy Breasts
Styles in plus size lingerie with under wire or halter tops can help lift and enhance cleavage. Spandex and Lycra stretch materials will allow you to adjust your breasts and minimize them some what with a smooth look.
Large Bottom or Hips
If you got plus size boobs show them off! A long loose gown with a sheer top would be perfect for this. Avoid fitted waist styles; go for items that are straighter cut. Remember, you want that fabric to skim, drape or flow gracefully around your hips, not bind, pull or wrinkle in the wrong places. If you do not want to draw attention to this area, consider staying away from Lingerie pieces such as Bustiers and Waist Cinchers because these garments are tight fitted and could accentuate this area.
Keep styles loose in the waist. Use fancy thongs, panties, or bras to bring eyes to more favorable areas. Remember, you want that fabric to skim, drape or flow and not to bind, pull or wrinkle in the wrong places.
Gowns with slits in the leg area will give you a taller illusion. Short baby dolls can also give you a leggy look. Short is not a bad thing. Select styles that are proportioned for your height. Do not choose lingerie that is too long either in length or on the rise. If your height or proportion is a sizing problem, check out stores for petites. If all else fails, finding an experienced seamstress is invaluable.
Find styles that are vertically striped or cut. Tops or skirts that tie around the waist. White is a good color for you. The main thing to keep in mind about your height is to not select something that is supposed to be long but looks too short. A long, flowing sheer robe that is supposed to be roughly floor length but actually hits well above your ankles just doesn’t work. It’s better to opt for styles that are cut to be short and highlight your long, beautiful legs.
Sheer robes can give you a sense of security in sexy womens lingerie. Robes have the amazing ability to make you feel like you have covered all of your flaws. Get a beautiful, sexy robe and it could dress up any bra and panty set and make you look and feel like a million bucks.
If your body shape is a Pear or Triangle: A Pear shape is smaller on top then tapers out. This does not mean small busted. This means women who have a small upper body build. Try something a little loose fitting on the top – but not too loose.
If you are a Pear or Triangle with small breasts and are sensitive about this area, choose something that does not emphasize this part of the body. A sexy baby doll may be a good choice. If you want to add some cleavage tries something Padded or Push-up Padded
If your body shape is an Up-side Down Pear or Inverted Triangle: This body type has wider shoulders and smaller hips. This usually means a muscular or bigger upper body build. Women today work hard to have muscle tone and wear it well. If they want to If you want frills, try to look for something to wrap around the hips. You may want to add an accessory like a wrap, robe, kimono, or a feather boa.
If your body shape is an Hour Glass: This body type is equally proportioned on both the top and bottom with a smaller waist. Almost everything worked well for this body type
What Not to Wear
Beautiful lingerie and indulging yourself go together. Keeping your lingerie in good condition and properly cared for will extend its use and will help you feel comfortable and sexy. Even though most of the lingerie we wear is not seen, it still has a big affect on the way we look and the way our clothes fit. Looking fantastic makes you feel beautiful. Here are a few hints:
· Make sure your lingerie isn’t worn, ripped or the wrong size.
· Thongs and G Strings worn under tight fitting skirts and pants will prevent panty lines from showing.
· Legs look sexy and slimmer in black nylons.
· Light colors make your legs appear heavier.
· A one-piece body suit does a great job of hiding any bulges and makes you look slimmer.
· Always, and this can’t be stressed enough, wear a bra that fits correctly.
Accessorise well – so, get several different types of stockings and/or knickers to go with whatever you’ve chosen for your top half. If you do this, then you’ll be able to wear the lingerie again and again in different combinations, getting a different look each time.
Buy in bulk. If you find something you like and that fits, particularly if it’s stockings, buy several sets. Lingerie manufacturers update their ranges once or twice a year, so it’s quite possible that you won’t be able to get extra sets next time you go shopping. Of course, you might find something different that you might like more, but better to avoid disappointment.
Don’t be afraid to ask. Good websites will reply to any query, and stores should have knowledgeable assistants. There’s no point being embarrassed about asking and ending up spending significant money on something that’s not right. Better to say “What should I get to go with this?” and come away happy.
Likewise, if you’re shopping from home on either a normal retail website or a plus size lingerie website, ask your partner for their opinion on what you’re looking at. They are likely to be more than willing to help you choose.
Finally, and especially given the last tip, don’t buy something you’re not going to wear. Sounds obvious, but if you’ve never liked stockings or a thong, then don’t buy them. You won’t suddenly want to wear them, and there are plenty of attractive alternatives. Suspender stockings exist which are stockings without the hassle of a garter belt. There are cute boy shorts that are attractive. Go for items you want to wear, because you’ll feel much more relaxed and attractive wearing them.
Bonus Tip! Consider getting a robe as part of your purchase. It’s all well and good to get a whole new range of lingerie, but then you put it on and discover the only thing you have to cover up with is a towelling dressing gown, which ruins the effect. There’s plenty of great slinky robes available.