Some say beauty is skin deep, but when it’s draped directly on a woman’s skin in the form of a racy and lacy piece of fabric, it’s bound to spike your senses just at the sight of it. Lingerie is a lot like a first kiss; it’s easy to get it wrong, but when executed correctly, the opportunities are endless. We asked a true legend of lingerie, Jordana Woodland, to give us some tips on purchasing that special piece that seeks to maximize any occasion in which it is involved. As the visionary behind her very own brand, Naked Princess, Jordana is the go-to consultant when it comes to deciding on dainty clasps and pouty pieces of silk designed to thrill.
1. Don’t buy cheap
Don’t skimp on quality when it comes to lingerie! Cheap lingerie doesn’t have the same fit or feel. Give her something special that is going to last her for years to come.
2. Asking for help
When in doubt, ask her best friend. There’s nothing like a woman’s perspective. She’ll be able to give you expert direction on what styles your special lady will love.
3. Finding the right size
If it’s a surprise, take a look at a few of her bras that you know she currently wears (you know which ones!) to ascertain her correct size. If you want to make it more of an experience, I think there’s something special about going lingerie shopping together. Take her to a store and let her get fit by a professional and shop for the perfect piece together.
4. If in doubt, think sophisticated
She’s a sophisticated woman. She deserves lingerie that celebrates and honors that.
5. Keep the receipt
You want your partner to absolutely love her lingerie so let her know that you have no problem giving her a receipt to find her ideal style and/or fit. After all, the better she feels in it, the more she’ll wear it!
6. Knowing her preference
You want her to feel confident and sexy in her new lingerie, so be sure to select styles that you know she prefers. Although you may want to try something spicy and new, your main focus is making her feel special so let her personal tastes be your guide.