Lingerie Gift Buying Guide
First Valentine’s Day together? A beloved wedding anniversary? Or do you just want to treat her? Maybe we’re biased, but we think that a new lingerie set is the perfect gift for the lady in your life, whatever the occasion! Entering this uncharted territory can, however, be daunting at best and downright scary at worst, but never fear as here at Brastop we have devised a lingerie gift buying guide to de-mystify the whole process. In addition to this, with a huge selection of D-K cup lingerie available right here at Brastop, the embarrassment of walking into a high-street store to make your choice is completely eliminated… perfect!
Finding the Right Size
This first hurdle is by far the most important so you must get it right!
Bra sizes are depicted by a number, which refers to her back size, and a letter, which refers to the size of her boobs in relation to her back. Getting this right is, to be honest, quite a challenge even for women, so rather than even trying to guess what she could be wearing (and potentially causing yourself some issues if you get it drastically wrong!), we highly recommend that you sneak a quick look into her lingerie drawer to find out the magic numbers. Take a look at her most recently purchased bra, and the one that she often wears to get the best idea of her current fit.
In addition to this, if you are buying from a brand that you know she’s a fan of, make sure that you check others from them and go for the same size. This is because individual brands often run slightly differently from one another in both their back sizes and cup sizes, which is, frankly quite annoying, but it’s just one more obstacle that needs contending with!
At Brastop, we stock lingerie in sizes 8 to 24, and our bras run in cup sizes D to K, with back sizes from a 28 to a 46. If your other half wears a cup size from D upwards then you can use the size selector tool at the side of our lingerie category pages which will enable you to filter your choices specifically by her size. It’s also possible to choose colours and styles here for a wonderfully pain-free shopping experience.
Colour and Material
Does she have a favourite colour? If there’s a tone that she really likes, and wears a lot, then the chances are that she will be very pleased with lingerie that matches. Not to mention, an element of personalisation such as this will really show her that you put a lot of thought into her gift. We don’t have to tell you that’s sure to win you some brownie points!
Aside from basing your lingerie choice on her favourite colours, you should also be thinking about the occasion for which you are buying (It’s not too complicated, we promise!). For a seductive and sexy look, red or purple, in a lace or satin material, is a real winner; a classic and sophisticated look is often portrayed by black or cream; while pastels such as pink and baby blue are perfect for a romantic and affectionate present.
The most important thing to remember when choosing a style of bra is that, if she doesn’t find it comfortable and attractive, then she’s only going to be wearing it once! As we previously mentioned, choosing as brand that she’s familiar with and that she’s a fan of is often a safe bet in terms of her preferred style and the way in which the bra will fit.
For ladies with larger cup sizes, brands such as Curvy Kate, Freya and Panache have been built with full-figured style and comfort in mind so they’re great places to start your search. In addition to this, every brand produces bras in a variety of different types, such as balconette, plunge, or longline. Have a look at these styles on our site, in combination with the bras that you often see her wearing, to avoid choosing something that she doesn’t like or doesn’t find comfortable.
Completing the Look
We’re nearly there, we promise! Now that you’ve sorted out sizes, styles and colours for her new bra, you have to think about the full picture!
There are a few different types of brief available and every woman has a favourite among them. A thong is, of course, a sexy option but if she’s not keen on these then you will certainly find matching knickers or shorts which will look amazing. Remember to check her current briefs to help you with the correct sizing, which uses, conveniently, exactly the same sizing system as her dresses and jeans.
In addition to this, D-K cup boudoir ranges such as Scantilly by Curvy Kate, feature seductive lingerie accessories such as suspender belts and basques, adding a very sexy finishing touch! Finally, for some occasions it might be more suitable to buy her nightwear such as a chemise or babydoll.
Here are just a couple of extra considerations!
We highly recommend that you go for a gift-wrapping service for your chosen lingerie present. Ensuring that your gift arrives beautifully wrapped and packaged is a brilliant way to show how much thought you’ve put into making it special for her, and take it from us, there’s nothing better than unwrapping it to reveal a brand new lingerie set!
At Brastop, we understand that, just occasionally, despite all of our best intentions, the gift of lingerie does not quite go to plan. This is why we offer a 30 day refund or exchange policy on all unworn items with their tags attached. On top of this, all UK orders include a free returns label for added ease! If it happens that the sizing is slightly off then please feel free to exchange for a different size or style too!
Finally, if this does all sound a bit too much then you’ll be pleased to know that there is a safe option! We also provide a whole selection of gift E-vouchers that can be sent right to her inbox! This gives the lady in your life the choice to shop at Brastop for a whole year and it can include your own special message (why not think up a romantic poem?) for that added touch.