Sunday 23 July 2017

Style dilemma: Check out her drawers before you buy

Black lace-trim bra, €24,
matching briefs, €11, by
M&S
Peach silk and lace bra,
€30, matching silk and lace briefs,
€16.50, J by Jasper Conran for
Debenhams
Odele Bra, €51; Odele Brief, €30.50
Amelia Bra, €51; Amelia Brief, €30.50,
all from Monsoon
Black lace-trim bra, €24, matching briefs, €11, by M&S Peach silk and lace bra, €30, matching silk and lace briefs, €16.50, J by Jasper Conran for Debenhams Odele Bra, €51; Odele Brief, €30.50 Amelia Bra, €51; Amelia Brief, €30.50, all from Monsoon

Roxanne Parker

I'd like to get my girlfriend some nice lingerie for Valentine's Day but I don't have a clue what she'd like -- I don't even know her sizes! Her style is quite feminine. Would you have any suggestions of what might work?

Firstly get her sizes right! Have a look in her underwear drawer and take a note of them. If you don't have access to her underwear drawer, ring her sister, best friend or mum and ask for their help getting her sizes.

Pay attention to the style of underwear she has in her drawers -- has she a lot of lace pieces? Does she stick to muted colours or does she have bright and patterned styles? This will give you a clue to her taste in lingerie and the brands she likes.

Sex shops are a no-go. We want tasteful underwear that we would like to wear, not tacky red and black nylon scary-looking contraptions!

M&S and Linea or the House of Frasier do lovely underwear which won't break the bank but won't look cheap and nasty either.For extra help, go to a specialist underwear store like Peaches & Cream, 24 Royal Hibernian Way, South Anne Street, Entrance 2, Dublin 2, or visit www.peachesandcream.ie.

Irish Independent

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in this section