At #ShopNTL, we want to break the barriers that exist between women and lingerie that make the experience unpleasant, and for some, fear-inducing. While we can understand that lingerie can be complicated to a certain extent, there are ways to make it less complicated. We’re always looking to give you tips to navigate #ShopNTL in the most efficient ways, and help you out when you’re buying lingerie in the store. For some more advice, check out the 5 things to ask yourself before buying lingerie. These can apply to shopping at Now That’s Lingerie or in store, and a combination of both.
1. Am I in the best mood and mindset I can be in?
While it’s always fun to look at pretty things, we can admit that every day is not the best day to shop for lingerie. Stay home or shut the laptop if you’re feeling insecure, unhappy, or unmotivated. We all have days like this, and it’s important to be feeling positive and uplifted when being aware of your body is of utmost importance. You have to be honest with yourself in order to buy the right bras and panties, and if you need some mood boosters, check out one of our blog posts about mantras you can tell yourself before shopping.
2. Do I know my proper size or size range?
Yes, we talk about this all the time, but it matters! Get measured, or follow our self measuring instructions to know what size you should be looking for. Also, understand that your size can change depending on style, and you won’t stay the same size forever. Measure yourself regularly and try on various styles to know how they differ on your body. Some women have a size range depending on style, and some are even a half size, so they need extenders and other accessories to get the perfect fit.
3. Am I sure that it truly fits?
You can put on the bra and do it up, but do you know how to be sure it truly fits? So many women will put on a bra, do it up, look at themselves in the mirror, and make a decision. That’s not the way to do it! When your order comes in or you’re in a fitting room, have our fit test suggestions written down or on your phone and test that baby out! You deserve to get the best out of the lingerie you are paying for. There are also tips for panties!
4. How does this item make me feel?
Take the time to reflect on how you feel when you put on a piece of lingerie you are considering. This suggestion has nothing to do with fit. It’s all about how you feel mentally. Do you feel sexy? Do you feel confident? Do you feel supported and comfortable? Are you pulling at the panty and shifting your bra here and there? Are you smiling?! So many questions, but these are important because there’s no use in keeping lingerie or buying lingerie that doesn’t make you feel like the beautiful supermodel that you are!
5. Will I be able to wear this for multiple occasions?
Let’s face it – lingerie can be an investment, and can be elaborate. If you’re looking for something for a special occasion, consider whether or not you’ll be able to wear it again before you decide that it’s the one. For your common lingerie, be sure you have multiples outfits you can wear it with. The more you can adapt your lingerie to various needs, the better off you are.
Are there any tips that we included in today’s Bra Doctor post that you hadn’t thought of before? Share with us in the comments below! You can also reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our Pinterest where we share lots of other guides and helpful items that we find. You can also learn some of our best tips and tricks from our YouTube videos.