The Guy’s Guide to Choosing Lingerie

Do you need help choosing lingerie for that special person? Maybe you’ve tried giving lingerie as a gift and didn’t get the response you hoped for? Oh Cheri! loves to give advice.

Here’s how to buy it right:

Not every woman feels comfortable with baring her bottom in a sexy thong.

Put some thought into what body parts she feels most comfortable with and choose lingerie to compliment. Think about the types of clothing she wears every day. Does she enjoy showing off her cleavage? Does she like to wear short skirts or butt-hugging slacks?

A few ideas:

Show off nice legs in something short like a babydoll or short chemise.

Play up good cleavage with a halter or bustier style.

Display toned arms with a camisole.

Have fun

Get her in touch with her inner child by choosing fun prints like cherries or clouds. Or appeal to her wilder side: flowers prints, lace or bold colors like red are perfect.


Black, red and white (or off-white) look good on almost everyone. Blondes look great in pastels, and brunettes can carry off stronger colors like purple and emerald green. Redheads do best with greens, blues and earthy tones.

Soft touch

If you like touching the garment, she’ll like wearing it. Velvet, silk and satin have lots of tactile appeal. If you’re buying online, stick with fabrics that you already know what they feel like. Stretch lace feels incredible and is very flattering to every body type. Charmeuse feels just like silk but is much more affordable. Ribbed knit is like a “wife-beater” t-shirt, very soft and comfortable and form fitting. Lycra has some “squeezing” power, think bicycle shorts.

Get comfy

Casual, updated intimates come in styles like tank tops, bikinis and p.j.s. Look for cotton, flannel or other naturally cozy fabrics. If it feels comfortable enough to sleep in, you get to se it tonight and tomorrow morning (and maybe a lot more often…)


The best way to find her correct size is to ask. Show her the “Wishlist” feature (you will need to create an account to access this feature) on and tell her to go shopping! You can also look through her closet and underwear drawer. Keep in mind that most lingerie has a lot of give. You can get pretty close to the size and it’s all good because she won’t be wearing it all day anyway, right?


If you are excited and happy to give her this gift, she will also be excited and happy. Set the mood with soft music, candlelight, flowers, chocolate, massage oil, a glowing fire, feathers…whatever it takes to tease her with upcoming events.

Buy sexy lingerie at Rose Secret!

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