Whether you are buying for yourself or advising a partner on what to buy you as a romantic gift, there are a few guidelines that you should follow to ensure you get the most suitable lingerie for your shape.
Firstly, a good fitting bra will do wonders for any bust size. It can pad out a smaller chest and lift and separate a heavier one. The best way to get the right bra is to get measured at your favourite lingerie shop or use an online fitting guide. A good fitting bra will feel like you aren’t wearing a bra at all but you will notice the difference when you take it off! Support is the most important issue of course but we also like our bras to look good too. Black lace is very popular, along with satin. Red bras and turquoise are very popular too but try to match your bra colour to your skin tone, a red bra on very pink skin will not look too good.
If you are looking for bridal lingerie then white and ivory are classy and popular. A good fitting corset or bustier will look fabulous when the wedding dress comes off. Coupled with a pair of sheer panties and some stockings, the wedding is sure to get off to a good start! Times are changing though and people are starting to wear different colour such as pale pink or pale blue. The colour isn’t as important as the fit of the bridal lingerie because not only will it have to look and feel great under the wedding dress, it will also have to look great later without the dress. Modern bridal lingerie includes hipster knickers and sheer underwear but the classic corset is still the most flattering, feminine and sensual.
As for panties, the best advice is to buy a size bigger than you would your trousers or jeans. Panties look better when they skim the hips rather than dig into them and unfortunately many manufacturers haven’t realised this and are still making their knickers too small. Thongs in particular look much better one or even two sizes bigger than your actual size. The style depends on the look you want to create. You could go for high legged if you want to make your legs look longer, hipsters for a trendy look and crotchless for an intimate invitation for your partner!
Of course you must consider your shape, you must also consider what outfit you will be wearing. A backless dress may need a special type of bra or a strapless dress will need a strapless bra. See through straps are never a good look though so don’t even think about it!
When you know your sizes you can often find great lingerie online. Most companies offer free delivery or returns so you won’t have to worry about the lingerie not fitting.