That romantic day is heading our way again, but don’t panic – this year we’re determined you’ll be properly prepared. So, gentlemen, if you’d like to treat that special lady with an extra-special gift this Valentine’s Day, let our men’s guide to buying lingerie be your saviour.
The colours to go for
Red is sure to be your first thought when you start pondering the perfect colours for Valentine’s Day, and for good reason: as this ‘Ultimo The One’ set demonstrates, it’s a luxurious, fun, confident colour that’ll feel really special to wear.
Girly but not too girly, hot pink lingerie will put a smile on her face – and yours when you see the gorgeous designs on offer. Take a peek at this ‘Cuba’ lace set with Plunge Bra, £8, and Lace Thong, £3 or Brazilian Briefs, £4.
Plain black is a little ‘everyday’, so go for styles that give something more. Lace overlay designs like the Alice High Apex Plunge Bra, £10, here are perfect.
Something a little different…
Don’t feel limited when it comes to colours; if you know she loves green, for example, just look for underwear that takes green and makes it a little more special. This Plunge Bra, £22, adds a luxurious satin finish, seductive black lace and a flattering fit to the mix.
Another option is to pick a pattern: polka dots are perfect for retro-loving ladies while animal print, striped or floral print underwear are all fun and stylish options - just take a look at what she wears day-to-day to identify the styles she likes.
The shapes to choose
While you’ll of course want your special lady to look gorgeous in her Valentine’s gift, you’ll also want her to be comfortable. Tick both boxes by weighing up the coverage of a full brief with the cheeky look of a thong, the confidence boost from a push-up bra with the close, natural feel of an unpadded option, and all the styles in-between. Feeling a little overwhelmed? Don’t worry – our Knickers Shape Guide and Bra Style Guide are both on hand to help.