How To Pick Out Your Best Lingerie
If you’re the type of person who gets into your lingerie a bit, chances are you’ve developed some go-to items, stores, and designers. There are just so many options out there that once you find something sexy and comfortable, it can be tempting to stay put and rely on your favorites as the foundation of your lingerie drawer (or, if you’re really into it, entire wardrobe!).
But if you do have some go-to options, you may also be missing out on some of the endless potential that exists in the broader lingerie market! Yes, the selections can be overwhelming, and frankly the shopping process can be a pain. But when you find something great, it’s absolutely worth it. To help you do just that, I want to use this post to share a few handy tips for how to narrow down the selection and find a few new pieces of lingerie you’ll fall in love with.
First off, I’d suggest you use the Internet only in a limited capacity. Use it for inspiration—not for shopping. There are all kinds of incredible pieces of advice and ideas out there online from people who make it their job (or at least chief hobby) to research and reveal lingerie. This list of top lingerie blogs is a good place to start, as it can expose you to a lot of helpful opinions in addition to specific lingerie suggestions for different body types, style preferences, etc. But I wouldn’t recommend actually shopping online. Once you find your inspiration, use it as a starting point for an in-person perusal. Shopping online is just a little complicated when it comes to something for which fit and comfort matter so much.
Next, for more pre-shopping inspiration, I’d recommend you take some time to research a little more about your own body type. I know, that sounds a little bit counterintuitive; after all, it’s your body, you ought to be familiar with the type! But really, many of us are surprisingly unwise when it comes to how to use lingerie to best flatter our own bodies—at least, I know I used to be. If you’re a little uncertain in this regard, this guide to choosing lingerie can be immensely helpful in that it basically defines a few common body types and provides suggestions for which pieces might go best with them. Pear-shaped women might look best in baby dolls and chemises, for example, and someone bustier up top with slimmer hips might do best in a bustier or camisole. It’s by no means an absolute guideline, but figuring out where you fit on this spectrum might help you to narrow your focus effectively.
Finally, I think one of the most important steps is to forget about all the advice out there about “pleasing your man” or finding the right lingerie for him instead of you. Sure, you want to show off, and if you’re in a healthy relationship there’s nothing wrong with wanting to make yourself look ideal for that special someone. But in this lingerie selection tips article, the issue was clarified quite well: if you focus on someone else’s desires, you might not get something you feel comfortable and sexy in, and that might make the effect a bit less impressive. The key is to get lingerie that makes you feel great, and go from there.
Past those tips, my final suggestion is to allow some time to try on a lot of different bits of clothing. This is my main reason for preferring a live shopping experience to the online version. You really get to feel how things fit and see how they look, so why not go nuts and spend a few hours comparing options?
Good luck with your next trip to the mall, and here’s to your next great set of lingerie!