5 Lingerie Buying Secrets You Absolutely Need To Know

I love shopping for lingerie, but, I am aware that many of you do not share my enthusiasm and I have to admit, it can sometimes be stressful. It need not be that way. If you follow these simple tips you will be buying with confidence in no time. Who knows, you may even end up looking forward to lingerie shopping.

1. Don’t be afraid to buy underwear online

My first tip is to shop for your bras and knickers online. You get a fantastic selection available on sites like fashionworld.co.uk. These days, online retailers stock high-quality lingerie in a wide range of sizes, colours and styles.

2. Measure yourself before going shopping

Never assume that you know what size you need. Always, re-measure yourself before going shopping for lingerie. If you have been on a diet, have recently put on weight or changed your exercise regime you are going to be a different shape.

According to The Better Fit, getting the tape measure out is the only way you are going to know that is the case. This short guide shows you how to measure yourself at home for underwear. Importantly, the method that is explained there is one that means that you do not need a friend to help you.

3. Try it on properly

The second part of getting the fit right is trying everything on properly. This is vital. It is the only way to be sure that what you buy offers you enough support and does not create any unsightly bulges. Once you have everything on, take a look in the mirror. You may not want to, but, you really should.

It is the only way to work out which styles make the most of your figure. If you are really unhappy with the way you look, try on some different cuts. Plus, remember that you can always invest in some shaping underwear to help you out a bit.

You should also put your clothes on over the underwear and take another look in the mirror. This is the only way to make sure your new bra, corset, knickers and other items do not create any unnecessary bulges.

Lastly, you should move around. Sit down, stretch up and bend over. As you do make a mental note of whether everything stays where it should.

4. Buy something that makes you feel confident

The biggest mistake women make is buying something they do not feel 100% comfortable wearing. This can be because they are trying too hard to please their partner or trying on the latest fashion trend. You need to get the balance right. It is really hard to feel sexy when you are wearing lingerie that does not suit your body type, or, worse, makes you feel awkward.

5. Prioritise comfort

You also need to think about comfort. After all, you will be wearing your lingerie all day or at least for an evening. The last thing you need is your bra or knickers shifting around or cutting into you.

More lingerie buying help

If you have enjoyed this lingerie related article, try this one as well. It is all about styling rather than the practicalities of buying that elusive sexy bra and knickers. I am fairly sure you will enjoy reading it and will find it useful.

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  1. Some great tips here Mel! I never think to buy online.

  2. I love love buying lingerie more than i enjoy shopping for food. I think these tips will be helpful to those not too keen

  3. I think it really pays to get measured too. I did it the other day and it turns out I've been wearing the wrong size!

  4. Angela Ricardo Bethea2 October 2018 at 23:21

    These are some great tips to buy lingerie. This will be helpful for my friends.

  5. I am the worst when it comes to lingerie buying. I can never decide what to buy. It is always confusing. Your tips are very helpful