If you came here looking for some legitimate, on the book regulations regarding your sweet little nothings–well, at least to my knowledge, there aren’t any. That’s not to say, however, that there aren’t a few lingerie rules that we wish (oh, how we wish) that the general population would follow. A few basic lingerie guidelines could make the world a much better place!
Rule #1: Lingerie is not just about sex. No one knows better than we do that lingerie can (and should) be sexy. Lingerie is that last layer of clothing worn right next to your skin. It’s intimate. It’s private. It’s sensual. Lingerie also has a job to do and most of the time, that job really has very little to do with sex.
Rule #2: Lingerie must be comfortable. Lingerie is worn all day, every day, around the clock, through almost every bit of our daily lives. Why–oh why–would any woman suffer through wearing something that is uncomfortable, irritating, binding or just plain annoying? She shouldn’t.
Rule #3: Lingerie must fit properly. In order to accomplish Rule #2 as well as to accomplish the important, supportive job that lingerie is supposed to do, it absolutely must fit well. Don’t just go to the rack and buy the same old size you’ve always worn. Over a woman’s lifetime, her body changes many times. Do yourself a big favor and get a proper bra fitting and try things on to see how they work for you.
Rule #4: Lingerie is primarily for YOU. Yes, we know for certain that your lingerie may be worn for an audience now and then. Your lingerie, however, should be purchased with your own desires in mind. If you feel good in your lingerie, that exudes a kind of sexy confidence that nothing else can. Wear lingerie for you and wear what makes you feel great. A woman who holds herself with confidence commands attention and ultimately, this is what will make you the most attractive.
Rule #5: All lingerie is not created equally. Know your body type, love what’s great about it and learn to work with what you’ve got. Women tend to be overly critical of their bodies and when something doesn’t look good on them, they blame their own flaws. Perhaps the problem isn’t you at all, but rather it’s the lingerie just not fitting you correctly because it was made for a different body type. Find and embrace the things that work best for you because sexy comes in many shapes and sizes.
Rule #6: A sale does not always equate to a good deal. Lingerie is frequently priced and put on sale to encourage you to buy multiple items. This is great if the items are what you need, but if you end up buying five g-strings for the price of four and they just sit in the drawer, this is not a bargain.
Rule #7: Wear what you love. Like other clothing items, lingerie fashion has trends and styles that seem to go in and out of style. The beauty of lingerie, however, is that because it’s worn under your clothes, you don’t have to feel like you must be a victim to every whim and wave of lingerie fashion. When you find styles that flatter and fit you well and make you feel confident, stick with those and don’t feel guilty about wearing them whatsoever.
Rule #8: Lingerie comes in colors other than beige, black and white. Lingerie has very practical functions but it can still also be fun. Don’t feel trapped into always buying the most practical and functional styles and colors. A bra and panty set in a vibrant color is a real mood lifter on any day of the week.
The laws of lingerie are actually very simple and pretty clear. Make every day a great underwear day!