Once considered a luxury, lingerie has become a subtle expression of self-love and appreciation of one's own body. It's a piece of garment that makes you feel special, empowered, and gorgeous. Perhaps it's the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that brought women’s undergarments into such a spotlight, nevertheless, wearing them has never been so exciting.
With that said, most women find it challenging to select the right lingerie to buy. Truly, there are many varieties, styles as well as types of fabrics to choose from, not to mention the level of comfortability that goes with it. That is why in this article, we have prepared a buying guide and collated our top 10 picks of the best lingeries that you can purchase online.
We know how overwhelming and confusing it is to purchase lingerie, especially if you're buying one for the first time. With the list of factors below, we aim to help women understand that it is not that intimidating after all - and indeed could be quite fun.
Getting a matching set of lacy bralettes and panties is one of the easiest ways to put together a lingerie look. They're very versatile and not complicated to wear. You can mix-and-match different designs to create several combinations or "LOTDs" - lingerie of the day.
For instance, you can "shop" from your existing collection of undergarments and you might quickly find the perfect pair. To spice things up, you can purchase a new shelf bra, a thong, or a G-string to update the look. There is a wide range of bras and underwear that are available online.
If you have an inverted triangle body type - wherein the bust is large, and the shoulder is wider but with narrow hips and waist. A simple bralette and a thong will do the trick - simple but sexy. But if you want to go a notch higher, a shelf bra paired with a G-string is not a bad idea.
Bodysuits are a form-fitting lingerie, typically designed with padded bras. It's a one-piece undergarment that looks like a swimsuit. A teddy is an en example of a bodysuit, often made of sheer fabric and lace. It resembles a camisole combined with a panty or a thong to create single piece of garment.
Bodysuits and teddies are the best choice for an hourglass body type - wherein the shoulder is aligned with your hips in terms of width. A bodysuit accentuates the inward, gradual narrowing of the waist. Meanwhile, some women choose this type of garment for their maternity photoshoot when they're 7-8 months pregnant to highlight their belly.
Corsets make the body appear slimmer by reducing the size of your waist and giving it definition. This is done by pulling the laces behind. Meanwhile, a bustier is worn to lift your breasts, just like a push-up bra. It has a hook-and-eye closure to tighten the garment around the midriff to emphasize the cleavage.
Bustiers will look good on a triangle body type - wherein the hips are wider than the chest and shoulders. Meanwhile, a corset will accentuate the curves of a rectangle body type, which is considered as an athletic body figure, similar to an hourglass but without the distinct narrow waist.
Nightgowns are considered the most comfortable type among all lingeries. They are free-flowing and soft but also sensual. There are two kinds of nightgowns - the babydoll and the chemise. Babydolls are short nightgowns with a form-fitting top and a flowy, almost like an A-line skirt that lands on your thighs. It usually comes with a matching panty and is a popular choice among newlywed brides for their honeymoon.
A chemise is a knee-length nightgown. They're a little figure-hugging, resembling a slip dress and typically made of satin or silk. Nightgowns are best for an apple body type - with curves in all the right places, a large bust, and wide hips.
Just like when you need to buy a dress for a special occasion, you want to make sure that it fits well and will look good on you. The same is true for lingerie, especially because they are a lot harder to alter or resize. Measure the bust, underbust, waist, high hip, and low hip to get the right fit.
It might be difficult to measure yourself, so you might need to ask assistance from a friend. Once you have your measurements, don’t forget to check the store’s measuring guide or size chart for guidance. Remember, every store has a different range when it comes to its clothing size.
To help you get the right measurements, below is a simple guide:
Another thing you need to consider when it comes to lingerie is the fabric. Now, not all expensive fabrics will suit you. Remember that lingerie will be in contact with your skin, you don’t want to end up itching or scratching because of the type of fabric your lingerie is made of.
Lightweight fabrics such as lucent satin, silk impression, and polyester are best for lingerie such as babydolls and chemises. These types of fabric effortlessly glide over the skin and are cool to touch. Meanwhile, lace and organza are textured, transparent and soft - best for teddies, bralettes, and panties.
Like with any other clothing, you need to decide whether it is for everyday use or a special occasion. You can invest in a basic bra and underwear set or a simple nightgown for your daily routine. For occasions like anniversaries and Valentine’s Day, try bolder types of lingerie such as teddies and corsets.
Make sure that it will still suit your style and it will not compromise your comfort. Remember to consider the shades that will complement your skin tone and don't forget about the classic lingeries in black, white, and red - these colors will never go out of style.
We did some"window shopping" online and curated a top 10 list of the best lingeries on the market. Read on below and see if you'd find something worth adding-to-cart.
|Lingerie Type||Bralette and Bottom Set|
|Available Color||Pink, Blue|
|Lingerie Type||Nightgown With Matching Top, Shorts and Robe|
|Fabric||Silk, Polyester and Spandex|
|Available Color||Black, Pink|
|Available Color||Pink, Black|
|Size||S, M. L. XL|
|Lingerie Type||Matching Set of Bra and G-String|
|Fabric & Materials||Polyester|
|Color||Black, Pink, White, Red|
|Lingerie Type||Teddy ( Romper)|
|Fabric||Polyester (Satin Finish)|
|Available Color||White, Pink|
|Fabric & Materials||Nylon and Lace|
|Color||Skin Tone, White, Black|
|Available Color||Red, Green, Black|
|Size||XS, M, L, XL|
|Size||6, 8, 9, 12 (UK Size)|
|Fabric||Polyester and Lace|
|Available Color||Black, White|
Sexy Lace Pajama Set
Silk Robe Set
Backless Babydoll Nightgown
Bodysuit with Floral Lace
Laced Bra and G-String Set
Lacey Nightwear Romper
Lace Camisole and Bralette
Bardot Satin Chemise
Fishnet Lingerie Bodysuit
Lace Dress and Thong Set
Sultry Pajama Outfit for a Comfortable Lingerie
Complete Lingerie Set for Your Mini Getaway
Little Black Night Dress for a Spa Night
Sexy Lacy Top Plus Lingerie in a Single Garment
Perfect Gift for a Bride-To-Be
Beautiful in White on Your Wedding Anniversary
Lacey Bralette to Pair With Your Silk Pajamas
Classic Slip Dress for a Movie Date at Home
Chic Bodysuit for Your Day-to-Night Outfit
Dainty Nightgown for an Intimate Birthday Celebration
|Price Starts at||₱899||₱2,200||₱729||₱729||₱101||₱566||₱321||₱2,899||₱1,699||₱526|
|Lingerie Type||Bralette and Bottom Set||Nightgown With Matching Top, Shorts and Robe||Babydoll||Bodysuit||Matching Set of Bra and G-String||Teddy ( Romper)||Bralette||Chemise||Bodysuit||Babydoll|
|Fabric||Polyester, Spandex||Silk, Polyester and Spandex||Spandex||Lace||Polyester||Polyester (Satin Finish)||Nylon and Lace||Polyester||Polyamide Blend||Polyester and Lace|
|Available Color||Pink, Blue||Pink||Black, Pink||Pink, Black||Black, Pink, White, Red||White, Pink||Skin Tone, White, Black||Red, Green, Black||Black||Black, White|
|Size||M, L||M, L||M, L||S, M. L. XL||Free Size||M, L||Free Size||XS, M, L, XL||6, 8, 9, 12 (UK Size)||Free Size|
Just like your favorite dress or shirt, your lingerie deserves great care and attention. Whether used daily or reserved for special occasions, giving these garments proper care ensures their longevity. Here are some tips on how to take care of them. Watch the video above by Clean My Space to learn more.
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Knowing what you are comfortable with is the first thing to consider when buying lingerie. Of course, it is also important to understand other factors such as the right size and compatibility with your body type. Make sure that the quality of the fabric will not cause skin problems or irritation. Lastly, know your personal style and preference so you can enjoy dressing up with your new pair of lingerie.
Author: Grace Guevara
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