Things You Need to Know Before Buying Lingerie Online
There's so much to love about buying lingerie online: no awkward perusing through racks, no leaving your boyfriend holding your purse while you shoehorn yourself into a teddy, no unflattering change room lighting.
There's no doubt about it, buying your gitch online has a lot of perks, but it also comes with its own set of considerations. After all, you're buying something based on a picture and a size chart and a healthy dash of hope. You're also dealing with shipping and return policies that may not be as transparent as your negligee.
Hereís what you should know before you buy lingerie online.
1) S&H Before S&M
Before you buy your first garter belt and riding crop, check the retailerís shipping and return policies. Shipping is usually pretty standard: some boutiques offer free shipping on any dollar value of purchase, and with others, you have to buy over a certain amount. Be sure to read the fine print, however, so youíre not caught with a cart full of goodies and an astronomical shipping bill.
Also look into the return policies. Youíre dealing with clothing that will be cradling your nether regions, so itís understandable that the return policy may be strict. This said, all underwear should come with protective lining, and in general, everyone should wear their own underwear while trying it new items. Still, itís an intimate area and a sensitive business, so make sure you know whether you can return all items, only some items and no items. Also look into the number of days you have to return your purchase.
Unless you are familiar with the fit of a certain designer and already know what size you wear in their style, itís always a good idea to read the size guide so you know how their fit will fall on your body. Designers can differ greatly in terms of size, making your usual medium a small or small a large.
Feeling totally lost? Then head on out to a brick and mortar lingerie boutique and have a professional bra fitting. Many women are wearing the wrong size of brassiere, which can not only make the girls look less than stellar, but it can lead to chronic physical pain, like back and shoulder issues. You only have to do this once, and you'll be able to use that size as a basic and reliable reference for just about anywhere. Again, lingerie sizes can differ between designs, but the majority of them do try to stay fairly consistent when it comes to bra sizing.
3) Buy for Your Bod
Itís easy to get caught up in the ambience of any lingerie store: online or in-person. The sexy models, the exquisite styling and alluring display conspire to create the optimal selling environment ó and this is good, because youíre buying. However, itís important to remember that youíre buying for your body. This means you have to take your figure into consideration. Think about styles of lingerie have complemented your figure in the past, and look for similar cuts.
Of course you shouldnít be afraid to try something new, but if you know, for example, that as a big busted woman you simply cannot wear a skimpy little bralette, then donít buy one: no matter how great the model is making it look.
Now that you have the information, go out there and slip into the hottest lingerie online, without getting burnt. Happy shopping!
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