There’s no two ways about it, buying Christmas gifts for your partner can be a scary business. And for lots of Joes, one particular gift idea can be scarier than most – lingerie. But believe us, your girlfriend loves good underwear as much as you do and that makes it the perfect Christmas present!
To help you out, we have again enlisted the help of our sister site Average Janes. We have five guides in total which will be released in the run up to Christmas, Days Out and Experiences, Stocking Fillers, Luxury Beauty, Music & Tech and Lingerie (below)! We’ve enlisted the help of the wonderful Becky for this one. So take a deep breath and take notes!
Our top lingerie tips
Gents, we appreciate the sentiment behind wanting to buy your girlfriend underwear. You find her super-hot and want to treat you both to a bit of festive fun. But the risk is you stumble into a store, get overwhelmed, and get it totally wrong (no offence!).
Our advice is steer clear of anything involving a strappy black-and-red combo. Sexy as you might find an Ann Summers corset and suspenders, remember it’s a gift for her not just you! Think about what she usually wears – dark, lacy numbers, soft pastel silks or bright patterns?
As for sizing, if you live together, have a non-seedy peep at what she owns. But the easiest thing is to ask her! Finally – style. As a rough guide, plunge bras give good cleavage, balcony bras are a sexy half-cup, typically with lace, and strapless are what us girls buy to go under posh dresses (so avoid for a gift!).
A few of our faves
To get you started, here are a few suggestions we’d like to find under the tree (maybe not one to open in front of the parents though!).
Glitz and glamour combine in this gorgeous bra and brief set. Give your girlfriend a bit of retro, vintage style this Christmas with this elegant matching set. The bra is available is a sultry balcony or stylish triangle fit. We reckon slipping into this pretty gift will bring a smile to her face (and yours too!).
The Refined Glamour bra (£32) and shorty briefs (£15) are available from Very’s website.
Ultimo Erica Bralette
This is an easy gift for you guys, as it only comes in two sizes and two colours, plus is a great price – so minimal decision making is needed! We love the black version which is on the hot side of see-through.
The Erica bralette comes in black and red for £18 from Ultimo’s website.
Le Mystere, Sophia
At the luxury end is this gorgeous lacy bra and brief set from Le Mystere, available in ivory or black. This is the one to get if you really want to treat her and it nails the pretty/sexy combo. Le Mystere have put a lot of thought into crafting for comfort as well as style, so this set is perfect for a really flattering, stylish fit for curvaceous ladies.
The Sophia bra (£61.95) and briefs (£25.95) in ivory or black are available from Le Mystere’s website.
This Italian brand really know how to do underwear that feels as sexy as it looks. We know we said no corsets for Christmas, but this basque is so pretty we’d forgive you for buying it.
The Lace & Sequins basque is £52 from Intimissmi’s website.
Rosie for M&S
Now of course RHW looks stunning, but this is a genuinely luxurious lingerie set. The dark green and berry red colour options are even seasonal! Great quality and very glam, considering it is from good old M&S.
The Rosie for Autograph bra and briefs are available from Marks & Spencer’s website.
That’s our top picks for some gorgeous lingerie that your girlfriend really wants for Christmas! We wish you lots of festive fun enjoying it!
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