How to choose designer lingerie for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (February 14th for those that don’t know!) and it is the perfect opportunity to take time out of daily life and tell your other half that you appreciate and love them. While chocolates and flowers are generally considered the go-to gifts on Valentine’s Day, lingerie also makes an excellent choice. Not only will your partner appreciate the effort it has taken to find the right lingerie, it will make a great addition to their underwear collection and they will be able to wear it time and again – providing you get it right!

So, what are the rules when it comes to lingerie shopping? The first and most-important thing to get right is her size, this is easily done by taking a peek in her underwear drawer and making a note of the size. Look at her brief size as well as her bra size, many bras come with a selection of coordinating briefs to complete the look.

Next think about her style. When it comes to lingerie there is a myriad of styles and designs to choose from and it can be overwhelming. Before you start shopping think about her style, is she understated and classic? Perhaps she is glamorous? Or maybe she likes to follow every trend? Whatever her style, aim to choose lingerie that is not too different from her general style. Of course, you won’t simply want to buy what she already has but if, for example, her staple wear is a no-nonsense white bra, look at getting her a white bra with delicate embroidery or perhaps a bra in a soft blush pink.

To help inspire you, we have come up with four style categories and the lingerie we think lovers of these styles will fall in love with this Valentine’s day…

Sporty

Sporty lingerie need not always be purely functional. The Energy wired sports bra from Marie-Jo features pretty feminine detailing on the straps and the centre and the soft-feel fabric makes it comfortable to wear all day long. Soft underwires help separate and keep the bust in place, meaning she feels supported whatever the activity.

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Feminine

If she tends to opt for pretty feminine prints in light colours, treat her to lingerie from the Lise Charmel Ultra Feminin range. Comprising of a padded plunge bra, balconnet bra and choice of G-string, cullotte or seduction briefs, the range includes something for every woman. Available in Perle Feminin, a lovely, soft pale grey, the range features a blend of lace and embroidery which is sure to appeal. The padded plunge is available in sizes A to D and the balconnet in B to E.

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Glamorous

If she likes to go glam, then check out the Jardin des Delices collection from Aubade. Featuring a flower print, the collection offers plenty of detailing including a butterfly on the double spaghetti straps. The Jardin des Delices half-cup bra creates an uplifted cleavage and the blend of navy, pink and gold add a glamorous feel. Also available are Brazilian and St. Tropez briefs as well as the co-ordinating G-string.

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Practical

If your other half is the practical sort, then consider the Avero preformed strapless bra from Marie-Jo. As well as offering support and shaping, the Avero preformed strapless bra can be worn with straps, without straps or as a halter neck – essentially three bras in one! Perfect for the practically minded woman, the Avero can be worn with a wide range of tops and dresses.

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When choosing lingerie, you will no doubt want to pick something that you know she will look good in but remember also, if you want her to wear it more than once, it needs to be comfortable, supportive and flattering. Thankfully, here at Bare Necessities we stock lingerie from designers that are renowned for their fit and support as well as their design. Leading brands such as Aubade, Lise Charmel and Marie-Jo are popular with women around the world thanks to their flawless design and flattering fit. If you would like to order any of the lingerie listed or would like to know more about our range, email sales@barenecessities.co.uk or call the team on 01332 865554.