Saturday, December 29, 2007

Choosing The Right Lingerie For Valentine's Day Gifts

By Lulu Dallas

Sexy lingerie and the excitement it brings to relationships is a great gift for men and women. As Valentine's Day, the next holiday, approaches it's time to start thinking about purchasing your next gift. Lingerie is a great gift for the woman in your life. Here are some guidelines for choosing lingerie styles, sizes and fabrics.

Choosing a size can be a tricky business and you don't want to make a mistake. Items that are too small may flatter her ego, but they won't flatter her figure or be comfortable. Items that are are too big may be insulting. To avoid conflict sneak a look at the sizes in her clothing and bras.

Lingerie comes in a wide variety of styles and fabrics. Consider your significant other's personality. Traditional colors for Valentines Day are pink and red, but black may be a more appropriate choice for a woman who seldom wears bright colors. Floral prints are nice for very feminine women. Pinks flatter fairer skin whereas reds flatter olive complexions. Good choices for lingerie fabrics include lace, satin, chiffon, and silk. Watch out for cheap scratchy materials and shoddy workmanship. Lingerie should feel soft and luxurious and have a bit of stretch. It should not feel like you bought it on sale at Wal-Mart. Above all you want to avoid being cheap.

Sexy, elegant lingerie comes in flattering styles for every body type. Average women are often self-conscious about their bodies. Choose styles that emphasize a woman's best features. A fuller-busted woman may prefer a little support in the top. Smaller busts are flattered by push-up and padded bras. Flirty baby doll night gowns flatter almost everyone as do corsets and garter belts.

When you begin your search for the ideal lingerie gift you may find that the choices in your local department store is limited. On-line merchants offer more variety in styling and sizing. Read reviews and review the merchant's shipping and return policies as you would with any merchant,

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