Your step-by-step guide on how to buy lingerie for your wife or girlfriend

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Buying lingerie as a gift can seem daunting. After all, lingerie is a very personal item, so you want to make sure it’s something she 100% loves and feels complimented to receive.
Never fear! As lingerie experts, we’re here to show you that lingerie is a perfect gift for your wife or girlfriend. You just need to follow a few basic principles — read on to find out what they are.

Is lingerie a good gift?

Lingerie is a fantastic gift, provided you remember one crucial thing:

It's a gift for her, not just for you!

Ultimately, she will want to feel comfortable and confident in whatever she's wearing. This means it's got to fit correctly and be in a style she likes. 
When you meet her in the middle and find something in the right size, style, shape and colour for her, but that you love too, that's when she will feel genuinely complimented, understood and sexy.

How to buy lingerie for your girlfriend or wife

You’ve decided to take the plunge and buy her lingerie — great! But the question is, how?
The world of bra sizes and suspenders can be a daunting one if you’re new to it. But don’t worry — follow these 4 simple steps and you’ll soon find a sexy little something she won’t be able to resist putting on (or taking off!).

1.     What style is she?

You wouldn’t buy her clothing or jewellery without knowing her personal taste. The same goes for lingerie.
If you’ve been with your partner a while, you should hopefully by now have a good grasp on the kind of lingerie she likes. If you’re unsure, cast your mind back…
  • What colours does she often wear? (Pro tip: if in doubt, go for black!)
  • Does she often wear a particular fabric? For example, lace or satin.
  • Is there a particular shape bra she usually wears? (If you’re unsure, here are examples of balconette, plunge and bralette)
  • Is there a particular shape brief she normally wears? (If you’re unsure, here are examples of hipster briefs, thongs, crotchless panties and Brazilian briefs.)
  • Does she like to accessorise? For example, with suspenders or other accessories.
  • Which pieces can you tell she feels her best self in?
We recommend noting down your answers for each of these to help you when it comes to browsing different lingerie options online. This will be a helpful guide to find new lingerie sets she’ll adore!

2.     What bra size is she?

Now you’ve jotted down her lingerie style, it’s time to move on to sizing.
Don’t panic! We’re not expecting you to be a bra fitting expert. We get that bra sizing is confusing if you don’t have boobs.
To buy your partner lingerie, we recommend taking a sneak peek at her current bras to see what size they are. Look at a few to ensure you’re definitely getting the right size (as sometimes there can be some variation).
Once you’ve confirmed her go-to bra size, write it down and stick to it.

3.     What brief size is she?

Don’t forget the briefs! In theory, her brief size will be the same as her usual clothing size. To be on the safe side, we recommend looking at briefs she currently owns to check what size is most appropriate.

4.     If in doubt, slip in some nightwear

If finding her exact bra size isn’t an option, go for some easy-sizing options such as nightwear. Pyjamas are both functional and cute, while a cheeky chemise adds an extra level of flirtation.

5.     Start shopping for lingerie gifts for her!

Now you have a clear idea of her style and size, it’s time for the best bit: lingerie shopping!
The Playful Promises collection offers lingerie for all tastes, shapes and styles. And you can shop our collection by size to make finding the right fit easy.  Shop today and surprise her with a special something she’ll love!