Monday, October 6, 2008
Buying lingerie for your girlfriend is something that often pops into the male mind as being "a good idea" for a whole multitude of reasons. It shows that you've put thought into buying her a present that you've chosen yourself. It gives you the chance to buy something that she'll enjoy and find useful. A present that tells her 'I think you're beautiful.' Something that can be given for anniversaries and birthdays, or just because you felt like it. Plus you get to see her wear it, and then rip it off her. What's not to like?
But the world of women's underthings is a huge and frightening place for the uninitiated male. There is nothing quite as nerve-wracking as walking into the lingerie department of a store when you don't know what you're doing. The temptation to just pick up the nearest thing that you like that looks to be vaguely her size and then run is sometimes overwhelming. Well, there's nothing that's going to go down like a lead balloon quite like being given badly chosen, badly fitting lingerie. It's the choice of gift that could go horribly wrong. There is no middle ground. You're either going to be in the doghouse, or seventh heaven by doing this, so let's aim at the latter and get it right.
Men who want to woo their ladies by buying them sexy-scanty upper garments, but don't know their sizes, need not look confused anymore, as a designer in Netherlands has made their job much easier by creating a wall of fake breasts to help male shoppers buy bras that fit their wives or girlfriends.
Step 1: what's her bra size?
Know your girlfriend's size. Go through her drawers, sneak a peak at her laundry or go shopping with her. There is nothing worse than buying lingerie that's too small (are you trying to tell her you want her to be smaller?) or too big (are you saying she's fat?).
Go through your girlfriend's drawers to find out what she likes. Find out what her favorite color is and what kind of lingerie she likes. Unless you know your girlfriend well, now is not the time to purchase a new look for her. Stay away from novelty outfits, wigs or costumes unless you are sure she would like them.
Consider going through a catalog with her, or asking her to circle things she likes in a catalog so you can get some general ideas of her taste.
Think about the body parts she complains about and the body parts she likes to emphasize. Maybe she feels like she has a great bust, but doesn't like her hips. When buying lingerie, you may want to purchase something that emphasizes her breasts, while skimming her hips at the same time.
Talk to a salesperson at your lingerie store. These sales people are experienced at helping hapless men find the perfect lingerie for every personality type and every body type. As long as you know your girlfriend's personality, and what she likes and doesn't like, a sales person will do everything in their power to help you find a good gift.
Be prepared to spend some time finding your girlfriend the perfect gift. You may have to go to several stores and talk to a few different sales people before you find a good gift.
Watch how to measure woman bra size and choose a fashionable bra on this video :