Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or you just want to show her how much you care, lingerie makes the perfect gift. Not only is it a practical gift that she will love, but it can also help to keep the spark alive in your relationship and make your wife feel amazing.
Buying lingerie for your wife can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be that way. We’ve put together a fool-proof guide to choosing the perfect lingerie for your wife, so that you can shop without worry.
How To Choose Lingerie For Her
If you’ve looked online for lingerie, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the different options available. You want to choose the perfect set for your wife, but where do you start? You don’t want to buy something that doesn’t suit her personal style, or even worse – get her size wrong! That’s why it’s so important to take the time to choose the right lingerie that suits her tastes and personality. But how do you find the perfect lingerie for your wife?
Read on to learn how to shop for lingerie that she’ll love, without all of the stress you might be expecting.
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Why Buy Lingerie For Your Wife?
You may have been considering buying lingerie for your wife for a while, or you may have only just thought of the idea. But how do you know that lingerie is the right gift to choose?
Let’s start with the top three reasons why you should buy lingerie for your wife.
1. Show Her You Care
Buying lingerie for your wife is a great way to show her that you care. Let’s face it, many partners would shy away from purchasing lingerie, so it’s the perfect way to demonstrate how much she means to you. Picking out some fantastic lingerie will prove just how special she is to you, whilst showing her that she deserves lovely things.
2. Boost Her Self-Confidence
There’s nothing better for boosting self confidence than slipping into a gorgeous set of lingerie that makes you feel great. Keep this in mind when you’re looking for lingerie for your wife – it’s all about celebrating her body shape and giving her the confidence that she deserves. By gifting your wife a set of beautiful lingerie, you’re showing her how much you appreciate her, whilst also helping to boost her self confidence and making her feel her best.
3. Spice Up Your Relationship
If you’re looking to put the spark back into your relationship, buying lingerie for your wife can be a great way to go about it. A new set of lingerie will show that you care whilst also helping her to feel sexy and confident: the perfect recipe for an intimate evening together.
Five Steps To Choosing The Perfect Lingerie For A Loved One
So, you’ve decided to buy lingerie for your wife, but how do you choose the perfect set? We’ve put together a guide to help you to make the decision, with five easy steps to follow.
1. Be Sure On Sizing
You can’t underestimate the importance of getting the right size when it comes to bras. If the size is slightly wrong, it will be uncomfortable to wear and could even cause problems by digging into the breasts.
The best way to find out your wife’s bra size is to take a peek in her lingerie drawer. For extra brownie points, you could take a look whilst doing the laundry. You’ll usually find a label at the back of the bra, near to the fastening hooks which should state the size of the bra. It’s a good idea to check a few different bras as sometimes she might wear different sizes depending on the brand of the bra.
There are two pieces of information that you’ll need when you’re looking for this bra size. The first is the band size. This is a number such as 32 or 38 and relates to the measurement around her ribcage in inches. The second measurement you’ll need is her cup size. This is the volume of her breasts in relation to the band size and it is measured as a letter such as D or G. So, a 34F would mean the band size is 34 inches and the cup size is an F. Both of these measurements are equally important, so you’ll need to make sure you get both the number and the letter.
If you struggle to find her bra size, you could choose to buy a bralette or camisole instead. These usually come in dress sizes or small, medium and large, so you won’t need to have an accurate measurement of her chest to be able to buy them as a gift.
View our range of bralettes here
2. Choose A Style
There are many different styles to choose from when it comes to lingerie, and it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re unsure, the safest option is to choose lingerie that is a similar style to other pieces in her collection. Once you’re more confident with buying lingerie, you can slowly become more adventurous in your choices.
The different types of bras can feel quite overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time buying lingerie. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular styles of bra:
· Plunge bras – These bras have a deep V neckline, creating a revealing look which is ideal for wearing under low cut outfits.
· Balcony bras – These bras provide excellent uplift, enhancing the cleavage and creating a fuller look.
· T-shirt bras – As the name suggests, these bras are ideal for wearing under a T-shirt thanks to their seamless design and smooth material.
· Bralette – Often made of stretchy materials such as lace, bralettes are a comfortable option without compromising on appearance.
· Underwired bras – These bras have a built-in wire to provide extra structure, making them ideal for supporting larger breasts.
· Non wired bras – As the name suggests, non-wired bras do not have an underwire, making them softer and more comfortable than underwired bras.
If you plan to buy a matching set, you’ll also need to understand the different styles of knickers that are available. Just like bras, knickers come in a wide range of different styles and every woman will have her own personal favourites. Here are a few of the most popular styles:
· High leg – A flattering design whilst providing good coverage, high leg briefs sit just underneath the waist with a high cut on the legs.
· Full briefs – These knickers offer the highest level of coverage, complete with a high waist.
· Bikini – With a classic fit, bikini briefs feature a high cut on the legs combined with a low rise.
· Hipsters – If you merge bikini and shorts together, you get hipsters. These knickers give good coverage whilst being flattering to most body shapes.
· Thongs – These knickers are best known for their extremely high leg which exposes the bottom.
· Shorts – This style offers the coverage and comfort of a full brief, without the high rise.
Can't decide on a style? See the full range here
3. Think About Fabric
Next, you’ll need to consider which type of fabric to choose. Whilst some women love the sensual feel of lace, others prefer lightweight and breathable cotton.
Again, the best way to know what fabric your wife will prefer is to look at what she already has in her lingerie drawer. If a large proportion of her bras are made from lace, you’ll know that choosing a lace bra is a safe option. Alternatively, if there are no lace bras in sight, you’ll know to steer clear of the option.
It’s also a good idea to consider the types of clothing that your wife wears on a daily basis. Observe whether it is loose fitting or tight, silky or lacy and stretchy or rigid. This will give you a good indication of the types of fabrics that she likes best.
4. Don’t Forget Colour
Not only do you need to think about size, style and fabric, but you will also need to think carefully about which colour to choose. If you select a colour that she loves, she’ll be sure to wear it over and over again.
The best way to choose a colour for lingerie is to pay attention to the colours she wears most often, as these are likely to be shades that she loves. It’s also worth considering the colours that you think she looks great in, as these shades are likely to compliment her skin tone and hair colour the best.
You can also use colour to get a message across to your wife with your gift. Here are a few ideas of lingerie colours and their meanings below:
· Black – A classic and timeless colour that mixes sophistication with sexiness.
· Red – The colour of love and passion. Do we need to say any more?
· White – A pure and innocent colour, ideal for a wedding gift.
· Pastel tones – Delicate femininity, love and romance.
· Pink – Fun, flirty and feminine, perfect for lust and romance.
5. Match It Up
Whilst most women will be delighted to be gifted a bra carefully picked out by their loving husband, nothing beats the style and coordination of a perfectly matched set of bra and knickers. So, if you want to ensure that your lingerie gift goes above and beyond, pair the bra you’ve picked out with a matching pair of knickers.
Whether you opt for bikini briefs or a lacy thong, the most important thing is that it matches perfectly with the bra you’ve picked out. You’ll also need to make sure that it’s a style that your wife will feel confident wearing, as well as being comfortable for her to wear all day long.
It’s doesn’t need to be difficult to find matching briefs. Once you’ve picked out the perfect bra on the Uplifted Lingerie website, simply scroll down until you see “you may also like”. In this section, you’ll find matching briefs to complement your chosen bra. Alternatively, you can view our entire range of briefs here.
What Is ABCD In Bra Size?
A bra size is made up of a number and a letter. The number relates to the band size – the measurement around the ribcage, underneath the bust. The letter corresponds to the cup size, which is a measurement of the volume of the breasts in relation to the chest measurement. In bra sizes, the ABCD letters that you see are the cup size. So, a 34E bra size would be a 34 inch band with an E cup.
What Is The Perfect Bra Size?
There is no such thing as the perfect bra size, only the bra size that is perfect for the wearer. The most important thing is that the bra fits comfortably, providing the right amount of support. A comfortable bra should be able to be worn all day without digging in or slipping around with movement.
How Can You Tell A Woman’s Breast Size?
The easiest way to find out a woman’s bra size is by checking her existing lingerie. Obviously this is only possible (and acceptable!) if you are in an intimate relationship with the woman and have access to her lingerie. If you’re unsure, it’s best to stick to buying lingerie that is based on dress sizes and doesn’t require a cup size such as camisoles, bralettes and briefs.
Should You Buy Lingerie For Your Wife?
Lingerie is one of the most special and intimate gifts that you can buy for your wife. Whilst many people are put off buying lingerie due to the complex nature of bra sizes, it doesn’t need to be that way. By following this guide, you can choose the perfect lingerie to delight your wife and show her just how much she means to you.
If you need help finding the best lingerie to gift your wife, we’re always happy to help. Get in touch with us today for friendly advice and support.