Are you thinking of buying the lady in your life some lingerie for Valentine’s Day but don’t have a clue where to begin? Don’t panic! zavvi has put together a quick and simple guide full of tips and hints especially for men.
Tips to help you buy for her…
What is her size?
This is a touchy subject either way if you get it right or wrong you could be in the bad books, so here is where we will try to help.
For instance if you buy her a set which is too small this can be flattering in some instances, but on the flip side you might hear ‘do you not know me at all’. If you buy to big well, rather you than me.
So to avoid this get in touch with your feminine side and go searching into – yes you have guessed it – THE UNDERWEAR DRAWER. It’s a hard life but someone has got to do it. Try to find her most recent set – this will be a good indication of her size and will win you brownie points. Once the beautiful lingerie turns up and she opens it; as the French say it will be ‘pret a porter’ (ready to wear).
Be aware to take note of all of the numbers and letters on bras i.e. 34D – 34 is the band size, D is the cup size. For panties, sizes range from 8, 10, 12, and so on. Sizing can also be S, M, L etc – see our size chart to help you out here. If buying hosiery, this usually is based on height.
You could always ask, but where is the fun in that? Anyway she will enjoy the fact that it is a gift that you got right. Reap the rewards.
What is her style?
Is she a girly girl who loves pinks? In this case go for pastels, florals or lace. Her style will be important to her as every woman wants to wear her lingerie and be in control not the other way around. If she is the bolder, more daring type meet her needs – buy her that sexy red or black number or perhaps some animal print.
What body type is she?
…Tall & Slim
Garter/suspender belts look great on tall women – the legs just go on forever. Why not buy her some stockings to go with the belt, and of course it goes without saying a lingerie set to complete the look.
…Voluptuous & big busted
Corsets are great, magically cinching in all the right places and creating that infamous hour glass shape.
…Athletic & Slim
…Lighter skin tone
Best suited to darker shades of blue, purple and greys. Too many pastel tones can create a washed-out look. You want to be able to see her, so choose the right colour.
…Medium skin tone
Avoid golden under-tones such as brown, orange and caramel. Her most suited tones will be shades of red, blue and green.
…Darker skin tones
Contrast is best so choose white, plum, pale pinks and silver grey tones. Always remember to keep your eye on seasonal trends and always portray some personality, remember lingerie is the closest thing to her body so it’s got to be right.
Once you’re armed with all the information you need you’ll be ready to check out zavvi’s great range of lingerie, to suit all shapes, sizes and tastes, where you’ll be sure to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.