If you're buying a lingerie gift, see our rules for getting it right, or shop straight away from the style that suits.
Buying a lingerie gift?
Follow these simple rules:
Know her size. Don’t guess – if you don't have the courage to rifle through her drawers, ask her best friend.
For knickers, garter belts, corsets and suspenders, you will need a dress size.
To buy bras and basques, you will need a bra size.
For corsets you will also need a waist measurement.
If she is between sizes, buy the smaller option – she can always take it back. Buying the larger size risks insult.
Her taste in lingerie will match her fashion sense – if she loves pretty, feminine pieces, she will love feminine lingerie.
If you have no idea what to buy, beautiful nightwear is a failsafe.