Wearing the right underwear and lingerie can have a big impact on how you look and feel. Nobody looks their best if their bra and panties cut into them and create unsightly bulges. It looks awful and, often, feels very uncomfortable.
There really is no need to suffer in this way. As you can see when you click here, modern clothing retailers offer us an almost unbelievable level of choice. It does not matter whether you are a size 6 or 22 you can easily buy beautiful looking lingerie and underwear.
Here is a bit of advice to help you to make wise choices and end up with garments that you love to wear. Following these tips should mean there is no more sorting frantically through your lingerie drawer trying to find that one bra that gives you the lift that you need and does not cut in.
Be prepared to shop around
The first tip is to spend a bit of time familiarising yourself with what is available. Fashions change, so if you could not find what you wanted a couple of months ago, the chances are that you can now.
Keep on trying until you can buy what you need. With underwear or lingerie compromising is rarely a good idea. If you do the chances are you will wear what you buy only once, maybe twice, which will be a waste of money.
Measure yourself properly
Before going shopping, it is always worth re-measuring yourself. You may think you know what size you are but, surprisingly, there is a good chance that you do not. As you can see from this article 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size
If you can, take the time to have a professional bra fitting, every year or so. This will ensure that you understand the type of bra you need to buy as well as the size you should be wearing.
Bear in mind that your body can change shape quite quickly. If you lose or put on weight this will have an impact, so will doing more or less exercise.
Comfort matters as much as looks
Make comfort your priority. There is no point in wearing something that is considered ultra-sexy if you squirm every time you catch sight of yourself in the mirror. You need to feel confident and happy with what you are wearing. This guide I wrote recently will help you to get the balance between looks and comfort right.
Think about how you will be wearing your new lingerie
The lingerie you buy needs to fit in with the way you like to dress. If you tend to choose tops and dresses with plunging necklines look for V-shaped cups that are set far enough apart.
Ease of care
It is always worth checking the care instructions when buying underwear. If you are not the type of person who has the time to hand wash items try not to buy anything that requires this type of care. You may get away with putting a lacy bra through the washing machine a few times. But, if you do wash it that way there is a good chance it will not last long.