The 7 Golden Rules of Lingerie Shopping
Every now and then, you deserve to treat yourself to something wonderful and new. After all, every woman out there needs to feel special and beautiful, and one of the best ways to reaffirm these thoughts is to go ahead and indulge yourself. Perhaps it’s time for some sexy, new lingerie.
Before you start shopping, though, there are some things that you need to know. Figuring out which pieces are right for you can be a little tricky, at the best of times. So, with just that in mind, we’d like to share the inside scoop with you all. Here are the seven golden rules of lingerie shopping. Read them, learn them, live them.
1. Get fitted on a regular basis
There’s nothing worse than investing in ill-fitting lingerie. Many women believe that they know their size, but, in reality, few do. According to a recent study, 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. So, you may well be mistaken about your size after all.
That’s all the more reason to ensure that you get measured on a regular basis. Before you go ahead and buy yourself some new lingerie, it really is worth making sure that you’ve got your sizing. That way, you can ensure that you get lingerie that will stand the test of time. We recommend visiting a bra fitter ahead of time; visit our specialty store locator to locate a lingerie boutique near you!
2. Know what works for you!
Over the years, you’ve probably got used to a particular style that suits you. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to what you know; especially if you’re certain that it looks good on you. There are many beautiful styles of lingerie out there – from classic to retro – and so there’s nothing to say that your underwear style shouldn’t complement your fashion sense. For example, if you’re a fan of 1950s glamour, you can replicate this theme within your lingerie to create a truly original look.
3. But don’t be afraid to experiment
While, much of the time, you may well want to stick with what you, sometimes pushing out of your comfort zone really is the way to go. Trying different styles out means that you will get a chance to see if you’re missing a trick.
There may be a style that you’ve avoided or simply assumed will not suit you at all. Try it! Having the courage to really put yourself out there and experiment until you find something that works is what it’s all about.
4. Treat yourself to something special
Buying lingerie ought never feel like a chore. Instead, it’s about treating yourself to something truly special that makes you feel wonderful. It’s okay to be selfish now and then, especially when it comes to choosing an item that’s for you and you alone. Go into this shopping experience with a completely guilt-free mindset. Feel free to browse the many options and opt for a lingerie set that meets your every possible requirement.
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5. Find what works for you
Trends may come and go, but true style is timeless. Of course, there will be some fashions that appeal to you and happen to suit you well. When they come along, it makes sense to try them for yourself and enjoy wearing them with pride.
However, as a golden rule, you should never force yourself into liking a style that just is not you. If you don’t feel comfortable in a certain type of lingerie, it just won’t suit you. It really is that simple. Remember, you and you alone get to dictate your sense of style. No one else has the right to tell you what you ought to be wearing.
6. Flatter your body shape
Nobody out there knows your body shape quite like you do. Being body confident should always be your number one priority. That means that you need to really get to know your shape and, essentially, what works for it. Take the time to consider what type of shape you have and figure out how best to flatter it.
The general idea is that your lingerie should make you feel like the sexiest version of yourself — not someone else. So, keep in mind, that different cuts and styles suit different body shapes. Taking pride in what you wear and opting for a tailored set that suits you is quite possibly the best thing you can do for yourself.
7. Remember, it’s not about covering up!
Contrary to popular belief, wearing lingerie is by no means about covering your body up. You don’t want to disguise your flaws or try to hide your body. Quite the opposite. Instead, this is all about accentuating your shape and owning your body. That means choosing lingerie that works to show off all your best features — so, first, it’s time to identify them.
Take a moment to really look at your body. Don’t focus on what you dislike, but what you love about yourself. There’s no shame in being dazzlingly pleased with the way you look. Once you’ve decided what areas you utterly adore, find a lingerie set that emphasizes them and truly highlights your body shape. As always, confidence is beauty.
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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.
Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.
If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.
Happy bra shopping!