Updated 21 May 2014

Are you man enough... to buy lingerie?

If done correctly, buying sexy lingerie for your lady will reap many rewards, and she’ll adore you for it.

You’ve admired Victoria’s Secret models through misty lenses and pictured your own female companion dressed the same – and you’ve even hinted at how hot she’d look in something like that.

But what do you do if your suggestion about inviting slinky satin, sultry sheer and Chantilly lace into your bedroom has fallen on deaf ears?

You man up and visit a lingerie store of course.

However, be warned, it may prove more challenging than, oh say, competing in the Comrades Marathon, swimming from the V&A Waterfront to Robben Island or walking on hot coals.

Yet, if executed correctly, your sexy surprise will reap many rewards, especially since she knows exactly how much these things cost… and she’ll adore you for it.

So, where and when do you begin?

The following tips will turn you into a seasoned shopper:
  • Birthdays, anniversaries (especially anniversaries) and Valentine’s Day are good times to buy lingerie for her.
  • Go through her underwear draw. Not because you are a nasty pervert, but because you’ll need to know her measurements. You don’t want to buy too big and imply that she’s overweight.
  • Get the sizes of three different bras and panties because they differ according to brand. The ladies at the lingerie store will use that to gauge her true size.
  • Check out some of the websites of the top-brand lingerie stores in the country and narrow it down to three. We really love Matildas because they offer lingerie and adult toys.
  • Budget on about R1 000 for a really memorable piece. Go cheap and go to bed alone, on the couch.
  • Put your faith and wallet in the store lady’s hands. You won’t regret it.

A simple sponge cake may be neat, but a sponge cake decorated in icing is a real treat.

Read more:
Lingerie: it’s a man’s kryptonite
Anti-wrinkle bras the hot new undies

By Hayden Horner

Picture: Man buying lingerie from Shutterstock


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