nothing says I love you like a piece of lingerie that is 2 sizes too big or 2 sizes
too small, right?
Have no fear! I have more than a few tips when it comes to buying plus size lingerie
for your significant other! Right around Valentine’s Day, we get people coming in
and out of Curvy Girl Lingerie, our boutique in San Jose (mostly men), and they
really want to get something super sexy and pretty for their wife or girlfriend.
And, it’s too cute, but they want to show me a photo of her on their cell phone and
they will say something like “this is what size she is.”
Sadly, cell phone pic of her is just not enough to go on when trying to determine
the right size lingerie to buy her. Here are some tips and I am not sure how you can
get this into the hands of your lover, but maybe print this out and tape it to the
bathroom mirror, because these are tips can actually help your love life! Because
let your boo by your lingerie that is 2 sizes too big or 2 sizes too small well,
there may not be any loving for a little while!
Before going to the plus size lingerie or romance store, please be prepared with
these 5 Tips!
1.Be a little sneaky and take a look in her underwear drawer. Does she mostly wear
cheeky shorts or thongs? Is she a bikini panty, boyshorts, or a g-string person.
(Granny panties should be taken out of the equation. Those are strictly for comfort
and for emergencies.)
2.While you’re in her underwear drawer, check the sizes in the labels. Be sure to
please check the underwear at the front of the drawer. Those will be the one’s she
is wearing now. The one’s in the back of the drawer will be undies she paid a lot of
money for and may or may not fit any more, but she is keeping them just on
3.You are also going to need her bra size. Find her stash of bras and again check
the label. We are going to need to know her band size and her cups. The band size
will be a number. The cups size will be a letter or several letters. Try to find her
newer bras and the ones she is wearing now. Women tend to hang on to their bras
F.O.R.E.V.E.R and often we will wear a bra that is a size 42 when in fact we are
actually a 44 or 46. So make sure the bra is not a bra she has been wearing for 8
years as those will be super stretched out and the size will be meaningless.
4.Now here is the really important part, please go and check her dresses, blouse and
pants/skirt sizes. If you can come to my store or another boutique and you can tell
us “she wears a size 18 pants and a size 22 top” then we have a 90% chance of
helping you find something that is going to work right away. (Typically with
lingerie, it’s fun to wear it as soon as she opens it. Everyone is excited and we
want to try to get it right the first time if we can.)
5.Think about her general overall style. Some women love a super feminine, romantic
look. Some women prefer a more sophisticated or darker look. (Remember, we’re
thinking about what SHE likes.) If you like something different, you can buy her a
second piece. But, if you really want her to wear it, feel super confident and get
excited, buy her something that is her style – not yours. You can always come back
later once she has all of that confidence raring to go and buy her an item that is
more YOUR style like maybe for YOUR birthday.