The Mans Handbook

Everything you need to know when buying her sexy lingerie. Make sure it is the perfect gift with a little help from our lingerie experts


Guys if you are reading this guide to decide if sexy lingerie is the right gift for her, then let us tell you; it certainly is !  Even more, 65 % of women believe that lingerie is one of the best gifts a lover can buy. All you have to do is get it right, we know choosing lingerie seems like a minefield … but don’t worry we are here to help. Follow this guide , How to buy her sexy lingerie, and you won’t go wrong.

First of all,  you need to know that this is going to take a little bit of work on your side, but trust us it will be worth it.  Unfortunately, buying something that you think is hot, in any size and any colour isn’t enough, and as a result, a gift which you could both have unwrapped will most certainly be returned.  Therefore, Baby Jane have put together this essential guide of how to buy her sexy lingerie to make sure you get it just right. 


First of all, the most important piece of advice that we can give you before anything else, and you must always keep this in mind throughout the whole lingerie shopping experience is that ‘ This gift is for her ‘ 

Of course she is going to look hot, and it most certainly will be a gift for your eyes , but it is for her and it has to make her feel amazing, but as a result  I am sure she will make you feel amazing too 🙂


Right, let’s shop

Keep calm , we promise that to buy her sexy lingerie really isn’t as complicated as it may sound.   Are you ready because it’s time to do a bit of detective work.


1. Size does matter.

Ok, it’s time to pop upstairs for a sneaky look in her lingerie drawer, wait until she has gone to the shops, or round to a friends, so you don’t get caught.   If you are struggling then a great tip is to collect up all the laundry for the machine and have a look then. When you buy her sexy lingerie it is important that you get the correct size so, you need to check the labels in both her lingerie and her clothes, make sure they are items that she wears now to ensure you get the correct sizes. Write down the following:

  • Bra size – This will be a combination of a number and a letter(s) such as, 32B, 34C, 36DD.  It is important you write the numbers and letters down as you need both.
  • Knickers – Easy, these are the same as her clothes – 8, 10, 12.  They could also be S/M/L/XL this is ok too.
  • Clothes – Again these will be 8,10,12 or S/M/L.  Remember to check both her tops and bottoms as they may be different sizes and you


2. Know your styles

To buy her sexy lingerie, doesn’t mean that you have to opt for the obvious bra set, here are some other popular styles which might work well. If you want more detail on the different styles then we have a lingerie style guide that goes in more depth detail.

  • Babydolls are feminine,delicate and sexy. Perfect for nightwear or bedtime fun.
  • Cami sets are casual but sexy. Made up of shorts and a top, they make great nightwear.
  • Corsets are boned bodied that pull you in at the waist.
  • Bustiers are elegant, and perfect for anyone wanting to cover there tummy and still feel sexy. They are similar to corsets but do not have the boning.
  • Cami suspenders are basques but longer and they have suspenders attached.
  • Waspies are a basque, corset that covers just the waist with no top half, they can be worn alone or with a bra.
  • Bodystockings are a teddy that covers your whole body including your legs, they are often crotchless.
  • Hosiery- Tights, stockings or hold ups. Remember that hold ups will stay upon there own where as stockings will need suspenders.


3. Colours

When you buy her sexy lingerie remember that you know her better than anyone, so you should know her favourite colours, therefore the safest choice is to buy something in that, but if she has mre than one then it’s ok to buy the colour that you prefer her in, after all I am sure you will admiring how beautiful she looks.

4. Fabrics

This all depends if the lingerie is for everyday or for a special occasion . Lingerie to be worn everyday is designed not to be seen under clothing so opt for more neutral colours and comfortable fabrics here, our everyday lingerie ranges tend to be less fussy than those designed for the bedroom. I am sure you will figure this out.
For a special occasion, satin or lace are always a great idea, classy and seductive. We have a huge selection, stick with the rules above and don’t forget we are here to help.


5. What will she like

So you have the style, colour and the fabric but do you get her something similar to what she already wears or do you risk it and go for something totally different? Stop for a minute and think, Does she ever say that she would love to try something new? Is she lacking in confidence with part of her body ? Have a peek on her instagram and see if there are any clues of things she has liked.

TOP TIP : Note down a few different options and see which ones match all the rules, make sure that they match both her personality and taste and you are on to a winner.


6. Our returns guarantee

If you have followed all the steps in this guide then it is unlikely that you will need to return your item, but sometimes you will need to, so whether you need a bigger size, or a different colour with our returns guarantee you have peace of mind.  Just let us know that you need to return or exchange your item and we will arrange that or you,  and please don’t forget we are always on the end of the phone to help.



Now you’ve done all the hard work, it’s time to find her the perfect gift !  You’ve got this.