5 Tips for Men Buying Lingerie

Women love lingerie. But, as a man, even attempting to buy lingerie can be a bit frightening. Where do you start? What’s a camisole anyway? How risqué is too risqué? And what’s the deal with sizing?

But don’t give up. Be brave. Be Bold. Buy lingerie!

We can help you make it through that first purchase without hyperventilating, blacking out, or getting too distracted. And when you start to feel overwhelmed, just remember these five tips for men buying lingerie.

1. Timing is Everything

For men, learning to buy lingerie is a little like cooking. You don’t want to add too much spice too quickly. Knowing when you’ve reached that pivotal point in your relationship when it’s okay to buy lingerie as a gift is crucial. If she’s let you see her without makeup it’s probably okay. If she has “a drawer” at your house it is okay. If you’ve met her parents it’s definitely okay.

2. Sizing Is Crucial

Sizing lingerie is crucial for fit and comfort. Buying a corset isn’t like buying a pair of jeans—you can’t just cinch a loose one up with a belt. But asking a woman what size she wears can be a ticket to the doghouse. Instead, be a little sneaky. Take a peak and the labels on the clothing she already wears (check the closet or volunteer to do the laundry). Don’t forget: plus sized lingerie comes in all sorts of sexy styles.

Dreamgirl Leopard Open cup bra and crotchless thong3. Don’t Be a Deer in the Headlights: Shop Online

Walking into a lingerie store is like diving headfirst into outer space. It’s hard to breathe, you’ll get lost in seconds, and the natives might look at you funny. Thankfully our online lingerie store makes shopping easy. You can browse at your leisure, read “the articles” to get some ideas, and have the packages delivered discretely to your door so you don’t ruin a surprise by bringing home a frilly pink bag.

4. Buy for Her Personality (Not Your Fantasy)

It’s okay to shop for fantasy lingerie if you’re both into that sort of thing but only buy what she’s comfortable wearing. If your lover is meek and mild, X-rated lingerie might be embarrassing. On the other hand, if she loves to walk on the wild side, this leopard print bra and crotchless panty set might be perfect.

5. Lingerie Isn’t Just for Playtime

Women love wearing lingerie every day. It’s sexy and empowering and not just for the bedroom. If it’s your first time buying lingerie it might be safer to stick to something sexy yet practical like a matching bra and panty set.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Buying lingerie is easy for men who know how to shop for it. And the more you learn about lingerie and the woman you’re buying it for the better you’ll be at it. If you have any questions, ask us and we’ll be glad to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone.