Written By Iris Maher.
What is the ‘right lingerie’ these days, I can give you my top tips and what is on trend, in the end it all comes down to what is right for you. The lingerie you pick should not just be for your partner this valentine’s day but also for you. The right lingerie should make you feel powerful and confident and those feelings are not reserved exclusively for the bedroom. (Personally, I believe I have my life together when I’m wearing matching underwear!)
The wearability is important if you are going to spend a good deal of money on an underwear set. Make sure it fits and is comfortable as you will want to wear it again. For this I would not recommend online shopping, you will need to see the items before you buy them. Especially when it comes to bras, the fit is essential.
If it is more of a novelty for you, the fit doesn’t matter to the same extent as it will probably end up on the floor in record time. If it is something you aren’t going to wear again, there is definitely no need to spend a fortune on it. Penneys have fantastic options and variety when it comes to underwear, but they certainly up their game around valentine’s day. It will be worth checking early to avoid disappointment if they do not have your size. But also online most clothing websites bring out a special range for this time of year. (Don’t forget your student discount when shopping online with a unidays account).
Online shopping can be tricky for this, because it is hard to get the sizing right when it comes to bra sizes. Especially when it comes to a bralette, babydoll or camisole and short set which are often sized just S,M,L. But online shops seem to have the monopoly on affordable sites.
One word I associate with lingerie is red. But your Valentines lingerie does not have to go with such a generic colour. You can even go for multiple colours, prints and textures. You can bring your own personal style into the mix. If something feels more your style then in turn you will be more confident! There are so many options, this year I’ve seen a lot more sporty pieces similar to the Calvin Klein set.
Don’t forget the supermarkets, Lidl have launched a valentines special on the 2nd of February, with a wide range of pieces including; bras, briefs, hold ups, kimonos and garters. (Although they do not have anything special for the men to wear!). What I like about this range from Lidl is the variety, it is possible to be very extravagant and still have money left over for chocolates.
Also don’t forget to check out department stores such as Debenhams, Marks and Spencers and Brown Thomas, where you can even find someone to help you choose!
Even if you don’t have a Valentine’s date this year, buy yourself something beautiful to wear, even if no one else will see it only you.