Lingerie for Beginners
February 15, 2010 7:28 AM Subscribe
We're getting married! We're both virgins. Her birthday occurs during the honeymoon. I want to get her something spicy but I have no experience with this stuff! Likely NSFW, inside.
posted by anonymous to clothing, beauty, & fashion (42 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a good first-time lingerie gift online. Colorful and playful is the order of the day, but nothing juvenile or prudish. The reason I'm asking here is because I don't know what surprises await and I'd rather not catch her or myself off guard. Seems like a lot of garments are rather complicated with straps, hooks, laces, and whatnot. I'd like to avoid anything she can't put on by herself or that might be awkward for me to remove. We can move up to more elaborate things later on.
For this first time, I want to avoid open/transparent bra cups and crotchless panties. It's difficult to tell on lingerie web sites if a top is see-through because they tend to Photoshop out nipples. How do you know if what you see is what you get? What other gotchas should I know about when shopping online?
Secondary question: How should I get this to her? I can hide it in my suitcase, but I'm not sure if items in boxes are an issue for the TSA baggage-snoopers. Could it be gift-wrapped in there? Or could I ship the package to the hotel in advance and have the concierge take care of it? I don't have any experience with that sort of thing either.
Additional info, if it matters: She's white (rather fair-skinned), a teeny bit curvy. She wears a size 6 (US) and a 34C bra. I don't have any other measurements but I know she fit into a friend's costume corset, which was size 32. She and I both like corsets. I'm male. Please post links to any items you think might be appropriate, or any info sites geared for clueless beginners like me.