Buying Lingerie Step 1: The Basics

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Buying Guides, Lingerie | No Comments

Buying lingerie can be extremely daunting, whether you’re a man or a woman.

Baci LingerieLADIES: There are lots of times where lingerie comes in handy. Whether it’s a sensual evening at home, a night at the club or that wild dress-up party, you need to look as hot as possible. But if you don’t want to browse the same racks as everyone else at the mall, you need something that goes beyond just frilly lace and bows. Plus, let’s be honest, not all women are the same. Some of us are more adventurous than others, and some of our bodies look better in certain styles. So here’s your primer to buying the best lingerie for your body type.

GUYS: If you’re buying something for your girl, getting her something that doesn’t suit her body type or personal style can be a candid invitation for an early and painful death. With this fatal fact in mind, it’s important to take the time to find something next to perfect; if you do, you shall be rewarded accordingly. So, because your childhood talk about the “birds and the bees” most likely didn’t include anything on Victoria’s Secret, here is your primer for buying your girl the best lingerie for her body type.

The Basics

Get the right size

Got It Video and Novelty valentine's DayIf there is one rule of thumb when buying lingerie, it’s to get the right size. Buying the wrong size can lead to an unflattering fit, which will definitely be a buzz kill. Remember lingerie is supposed to make the wearer feel sexy and stimulate both of parties. DISCLAIMER FOR GUYS: If you buy something too small, she may be insulted that you think her chest is really that small. If you buy something too big, you’re in trouble because that means you think she’s bigger than she really is. Either way, she will know you didn’t do your homework. So pay attention.

To find the best fit, do your research by checking out the underwear drawer and examining the labels. You will need the bra cup size and underwear size, and if you are buying stockings, keep in mind that they come in different sizes based on height. The basic measurements you need are around the bust, waist and hip. Just find a pair of panties and bra and measure them. Don’t have measuring tape? Use a piece of string or yarn and measure the circumference around the chest, waist and hip according to the underwear. Then measure the string or yarn along a ruler. Write down all measurements, both the actual label size and the actual dimensions. Bring all that written down to Got It Video & Novelties, and we will be able to pick something out for you. We have sizing charts in store for all of our lingerie lines, as well as fitting rooms. Remember we have a no return policy, so you want to make sure you get the right measurements first.

Get the occasion right

If you’re buying lingerie for yourself, then ask yourself what the occasion is. Some types of lingerie are best suited for the bedroom, while others can be worn out on the town. The great thing about lingerie is that it’s a way to express yourself. Is there a certain part of your body that you love? Show it off! Want to be a little more daring? Pick something that your significant other wouldn’t expect! The best thing to do is to pick a bunch of different styles and use our dressing room to try them on. The best part about lingerie is that it’s like playing dress-up for grown-ups. You can be anyone  you want to be!

If you’re buying the lingerie as a gift, think about who you’re buying it for. If your girl loves cutesy pink with flowers, buying a black leather corset probably won’t go down too well. If she doesn’t like it, the lingerie will more than likely sit unused at the back of the underwear drawer. So ask yourself, “Is this for me or for her?” Just because you think she’ll look amazing in something, doesn’t mean she will feel so hot in your choice. You want to get something that will boost her confidence and make her feel sexy. If she feels sexy… well you can imagine how that will benefit you in the end. The lingerie is not always about the man who is going to see it, but about the woman who is going to wear it and making her feel like a sensual goddess.

Of course, guys, you can always play it safe and buy two items. Or play it extra safe by getting her a gift card to G0t It Video & Novelties.

See the next step in our lingerie buying guide series: Step 2 Colors & Textures