Lingerie shopping is tricky at the best of times. If you've tried and failed to find the perfect lingerie gift for your partner before it can be tempting to write off the whole experience and stick with some flowers instead. Flowers are lovely, but most of us girls would like a present too. Oh, and some chocolate.
If you're left jaded by the world of female undergarments, then there's an easy solution that you may not have thought to try: the wonderful world of the One Size garment. These beauteous items of clothing are designed to fit and flatter most figures, making One Size items as close to a dead cert as you can get.
The only rule with One Size fits most is knowing whether you want a Regular or a Plus Size fit. Generally a Regular size will fit up to a size 14 whereas Plus Size Lingerie will fit a size 16 upward. You can check which sizes the garment fits by looking at the box to the right of the product image.
If you're not sure which size your partner is, you can check her wardrobe or ask one of her friends to find out for you. Once you know which of the One Size brackets your partner fits into, you can start shopping for the perfect lingerie gift.
Regular Size Selection
1. Seven Til Midnight Leopard Print Chemise - £26.99
A wonderful choice for ladies who like to dress for bed. If your partner likes to slip into a night dress before bedtime, she'll love the comfortable and lightweight feel of this floaty chemise and you'll love the semi-transparent panels and lacy trim. The length means that her bum will be covered if she's self- conscious and the soft cups are comfortable against the breasts no matter what you get up to.
2. René Rofé Lace Tie-Up Soft Cup Bra and Thong Set - £19.99
For women who are body confident, the René Rofé Lace Tie-Up Set is a sexy two-piece that can be worn in place of her regular bra and panties. Cut in a bikini style, it's particularly flattering for shorter women as the bare flesh helps to elongate the body and the legs, making the most of her petite frame. The bra and thong both tie shut with ribbons meaning that treating her to this set could trigger an impromptu sexy striptease.
3. Dreamgirl Black Diamond Butterfly Bodystocking - £14.99
If your lady is more body conscious, then this detailed bodystocking will help to give her a confidence boost. The beautiful fabric is sheer and fitted but it also covers her body which will help her feel less insecure about any lumps and bumps that bother her. Our community members have championed bodystockings for their ability to conceal stretch marks, cellulite and scars that many women find damages their confidence in the bedroom.
For the super-slender woman, you can't go wrong with this floaty babydoll set from Sweet Streak. Available in either red or black, this gorgeous babydoll and G-string set will fit ladies that are a size 8,10 or 12 perfectly. The short length of the flowing skirt make this a great choice for flirty, high-energy women that enjoy a playful tease before bedtime.
5. Classified Mesh Teddy - £9.99
This gorgeous lace teddy is ideal for ladies who don't mind showing a little skin. The high cut style complements and showcases your hips while the plunging lace front highlights your cleavage. Skimpy and sexy, this one size Classified teddy features a thonged rear to further showcase your physique. Add a pair of sky-high heels to complete the look.
Plus Size Selection
If she loves a feminine yet sultry look, the lace details of this two-piece flyaway babydoll and thong set will set the right tone. Floating fabric cascades from the provocative off-the-shoulder straps to below her bottom, subtly showing just enough of her body to make her feel more confident, without making her feel like she's covered up. Made from oodles of gorgeous fabric, this set comfortably fits women between sizes 16-22.
2. Dreamgirl Plus Size Butterfly Lace Bodystocking - £14.99
Bodystockings are a fabulous choice for more body conscious women as they give great coverage while still being sexily form-fitting. With a pretty butterfly lace pattern and open crotch, this piece of lingerie is sweet, yet wickedly sexy. Our community members have championed bodystockings for their ability to conceal stretch marks, cellulite and scars that many women find damages their confidence in the bedroom - a common insecurity for both Regular and Plus Size women.
Scoring 9/10 from 10 customer reviews, this feisty set has the seal of approval from real Plus Size women who certify that it really accentuates the positives. With its vivid dashes of colour, lace detailing (including full lace cups) and garter straps, this set is a real departure from plain Plus Size offerings. If she's worried about going braless, it's worth knowing that the halter neck is extremely supportive and really boosts the bust.
Babydolls are a firm favourite for Plus Size women because the empire-line bust make the most of bountiful bosom, while the floating fabric subtly covers the stomach and upper thighs. The contrasting lace cups of this Seven Til Midnight set emphasises the bust even further, while the matching thong is tantalisingly visible through the sheer material. Twirl around and she'll reveal the sensuous lace up ties - how sexy!
For women who like a little more coverage but with a daring twist, this knee-length chemise and thong set will tick all the right boxes. If she prefers to cover her thighs, the plunging neckline and detailed back of this chemise will create interest in all the right places. Flattering for fuller figures, but with confidence-boosting sexy details, this smooth two-piece set creates a long, sleek, Jessica Rabbit silhouette.
Need more help?
You can Contact Customer Care, who will be able to help you find the right lingerie. You can send an email any time, and telephone or live chat to an experienced advisor from 8am-10pm Monday-Friday and 8am-4pm Saturday.
The other great place to look for people's advice on lingerie is on the Lovehoney Forum, where our community is on hand 24/7 to give their opinions and tips.
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