Three Things to Consider Before Buying Lingerie Online

Buying lingerie online is a breeze and saves a person the hassle of going to boutiques or department stores. However, there are some things to consider before buying lingerie online.


Obviously, you cannot try on the lingerie before buying it. Thus, it is important that you know your size really well. Make the tape measure your best friend and use it to get your body’s measurements. To measure your bust, start at the center of your chest and wind the tape around until it meets the start. To measure your waist, start at the point where your dress pants meet your belly button. To measure your hips, wind the tape measure around the widest part of your hipbones. If your measurements fall between two numbers, use the larger one.

If you know your size by heart, you can refer to the size chart if the online store has one. If not, you can use the measurements that you have just taken. Another option is to go through the lingerie pieces that you already own and refer to the size of the one that fits you bets.

Do not be tempted to buy lingerie in a smaller size. Aside from the effort of squeezing into a too small piece of clothing, wearing lingerie one or two sizes smaller than your actual measurements will make you actually look larger. Your body parts will look like they are spilling out of the garment.

Design and fit

Design is also one of the things to consider before buying lingerie online. To know which lingerie design or style will look good on you, determine the shape of your body. The general classifications of women’s body shape are pear, apple, hourglass, and triangle. Choose a design that will go well with your body shape and accentuate its best features.

While design will make sure that you will look good for others (and you!) to admire, the fit will make sure that you are comfortable wearing it. The lingerie should not be too tight, the straps should not cut into your shoulders, and there should be ample support for the breasts.

Since you do not have the benefit of trying on your choices in front of a full-length mirror, stick to the styles that you are certain will look flattering on you. Just save the experimenting on new designs other than your usual when you are in the department store or boutique with a full-length mirror.

Product description and quality

Last but not least among the things to consider before buying lingerie online is to check the product description. The description usually states what kind of fabric is used, the fabric composition, care and maintenance, color, and design or cut. A good description should have all these stated. It is important to take note of this so that once you receive the item, you can check and verify if what you received matches the one that is described in the website. Return or ask for a refund if it does not.