A Lingerie Buying Guide for Men: How to Buy Lingerie
Hello, boys. (A wasted Gossard reference.)
You probably haven’t been here before, so in that case, welcome. I assume you’re here because you’ve decided that now’s the time to buy some lingerie for your significant other, so you’ve googled ‘buy lingerie’, ‘lingerie buying guide’ or something along those lines.
Either that, or you’re finally ready to measure your boobs and buy your first bra. In that case, this probably isn’t the best blog for you. Head to my most recent blog on Smallest Bra Size instead.
All jokes aside, I’m here to help you buy lingerie. Buying lingerie might seem like a really daunting thing, but it isn’t when you’ve got a lingerie expert on your side. I accept thanks via cheque or bank transfer.
I’m going to show you how to buy lingerie for your partner in three easy steps:
Find out your partner’s size.
Work out exactly what lingerie you’re looking for.
Pick some lingerie from the really helpful list I’ve put together and buy it with 10% off (for email subscribers).
Buy Lingerie: How to Guess Your Girlfriend’s Bra Size
First things first, lingerie sizes. There’s no point in me telling you what lingerie to buy if it’s not going to fit your partner. The easiest way to go about this is to be smart and find some of their underwear (there is no way of not making this sound strange). If you live together, this should be relatively easy.
What Do Lingerie Sizes Mean?
- All undergarments will have labels with sizes on, just like normal clothes.
- Bras are measured by a number (the band) and a letter (the cups). This will look something like ‘32D’ or ‘36FF’.
- Knickers will either have a letter (‘M’ for example), a number (‘12’ for example), or a combination of the two (‘M-12').
- This sizing also applies to bodysuits, suspenders and other sexy lingerie.
How to Measure Your Wife’s Bra Size
Alternatively, you could be honest (your partner might be touched by the thought), or you might even be looking at buying lingerie together. In any case, if anyone’s unsure of lingerie sizes, you can find my guide on How to Measure Your Bra Size here. This guide runs you through exactly how to measure from the comfort of your own home, with all the conversions and tables you need to work out an exact bra size.
Buy Lingerie: What Lingerie Are You Looking For?
Next step, know what you’re looking for. There’s two components to this. What do you like and what does she actually like? There’s really not much point in buying lingerie that she’s not going to feel amazing in, so as much as you might want something really specific, you should also consider that you’re not actually the one wearing it.
Whilst you’re finding out the sizes, pay attention to what’s already in the lingerie drawer. What colours, styles, types of lingerie are in there?
Types of Lingerie
Okay, I’m going to skip past the details you don’t need to know and get straight to the point. We’ve got 5 different categories: Bras, Knickers, Bodysuits, Chemises and Suspenders.
The first two are essentials, the other three are optional, depending on preference. A Bodysuit is essentially a combination of Bra and Knickers, but you can find out all the information you need by clicking on each product type.
You know what bras are. There’s quite a few different types but I’m just going to tell you the sexiest ones. I’d also like to point out that this is all subjective, so if you're completely repulsed by all of these styles, I take zero responsibility.
- Balcony Bras: a classic style designed to enhance curves and flatter the silhouette. Timeless, sexy, low cut.
- Front Fastening Bras: a personal favourite of mine, these bras simply undo at the front instead of the back. Very sexy and much more practical than a regular bra.
- Plunge and Push Up Bras: although the two differ slightly, the aim of these is to amp up the cleavage. If you see either of these, they’re probably what you’re looking for.
Just like bras, there’s also a lot of different types of knickers and briefs. The sexist, or most revealing ones, are Brazilian, Tanga and Thong, so opt for one of these when buying lingerie for a partner.
What Lingerie to Buy For a Woman
At BraForMe, we’ve already got a Sexy Lingerie collection to help you buy lingerie, so we’ve done all the hard work. My personal favourites, however, are as follows:
1) If you want luxury, think Aubade. We’ve got a stunning range of Aubade lingerie, with my all-time favourite being the Lovessence collection. It comes in Noir or Imperial Green, so you can either choose a classic sensual black or sultry teal shade.
If these don’t tickle your fancy, there’s also the Rosessence collection, which comes in a deep red colourway, the seductive Gala. This also compliments the Toi Mon Amour nightwear collection, which is made of 100% silk and oozes pure opulence.
With anything Aubade, you’re guaranteed to make someone feel absolutely incredible, so it's a guaranteed winner.
2) If you’re looking for something edgy and more contemporary, there’s the Fleurs Signature or Magnetic collections from Chantelle. Each combines a modern look with a sexy edge, making these the perfect options for spicing up your partner’s lingerie collection.
3) Finally, for a classic sexy lingerie look (with the option for a complete set), Freya’s Temptress range is my go-to. The collection includes a Suspender, alongside a Plunge Bra and Brazilian, giving you everything you need to make your partner look and feel amazing.
If there's anything you should take away from this, it's that you can't really go wrong with a matching set. Buying lingerie for your partner doesn't have to be stressful: it's the thought that counts, after all. Although, if you're still unsure, you can always message us.
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