Five Tips For Buying Lingerie

August 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Accessories

Does your underwear drawer need a makeover? Here are our top tips for making the best lingerie purchases without breaking the bank.

1. Make sure the size is right: The most important thing to consider when investing in new lingerie is sizing. Over 70% of women wear the wrong bra size, and in the long-run this can result in either sagging breasts or, in the long run, damage to your breast tissue. Many lingerie stores offer a free measurement service, but bear in mind that sizing may change between retailers. Use a fitting service to get a good idea of what the right bra feels like, and refer to this experience when you buy underwear in the future.

2. Set a budget: Be realistic about your budget for new underwear. Would you rather splash out on a designer set, or are you keen to overhaul your whole lingerie drawer? Bear in mind that the growing quality of high street offerings means that you don’t need to break the bank on underwear. New Look pantys offer a great selection including bras tailored to the budget fashionistas.

3. Know where you’re lacking: It’s useful to have a wide selection of underwear, so don’t simply opt for lingerie that’s identical to everything else in your pants drawer. Before you hit the shops, make a list of the gaps in your wardrobe – a strapless bra could be useful for eveningwear, for example, or you may want to invest in a pair of shorts for an outfit that shows a VPL. Other items that every woman should own include a tights selection, a pair of stockings and a suspender built to hold them up with, and a corset.

4. Take control: It’s tempting to go out and splash your cash on sexy lingerie, but if you’re keen to get the most out of your outfits then you should consider adding some control underwear to your collection. Gone are the days of Bridget Jones-style rubber tubing – you can now find products that control unsightly bulges and look great at the same time, so there’s no excuse for lingerie-related faux pas.




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