Everything You Wanted to Know About Lingerie but Were Afraid to Ask

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Are you looking for the perfect lingerie for your wedding night or honeymoon? Picking the right lingerie is incredibly exciting, but it can be a little scary, too. While both sexes enjoy the little something extra, this kind of attire adds to the bedroom, it’s not likely something you’ve talked openly with people about before. Don’t let the newness or the perceived awkwardness keep you from exploring this facet of your wardrobe. Here’s everything you want to know about lingerie but have always been too afraid to ask.

How Do I Pick the Right Panties and Bras?

First and foremost, lingerie is for you. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking; “But what about what my lover likes?” That’s important to an extent, but you’re the one actually wearing the items. Sure, your significant other will get to see you in it for a little while, but the primary goal will probably be getting you out! Your lingerie is the first thing you put on in the morning and you reap be benefits from it all day long. When you pick the right pieces, you feel beautiful, sexy, powerful, and in control. Finding that kind of confidence begins with loving the bras and panties you own. If you think it looks great and it makes you feel great, then it absolutely is great!

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When Should I Wear Lingerie?

The short answer? Whenever the heck you feel like it! There’s a common misconception that lingerie is for special occasions only. This simply isn’t the case. In fact, if your favorite panties and bras make you feel beautiful and give you confidence, then you should wear them as often as possible. Wear them to work, wear them out, and wear them when you’re just hanging with your honey – as long as you’re comfortable, there’s no time when lingerie should be specifically excluded from your clothing choices.

What’s the REAL Down-Low on Thongs?

Thongs are hit or miss for a lot of people. Some individuals love and swear by them, while others absolutely refuse to buy them. You will have to find out which camp you fall into, and the only way to do this is to try one out! That said, your wedding night or honeymoon may not be the best time to experiment. You want to feel beautiful and confident during these events, not spend them fretting over whether you (and your honey) like your new underwear.

Are There Alternative Options for Hiding My Nipples?

Yes there are! If you own a particular blouse or dress that can’t be worn with a bra, there are options. Nipple covers are a great solution for this, as they will hide the color and shape without adding any padding or unsightly straps. There are a variety of styles available, ranging from discreet, neutral-toned adhesives that you can use over and over again to decorative, sequin, one-time-use pasties. Whatever your preferences, it’s a great idea to invest in a set or two for your wardrobe.

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How Should I Wash My Lingerie?

Once you’ve purchased lingerie that you love, you want to ensure it lasts a long time. After all, certain pieces can be expensive! While you should always check the tags on your specific items, it’s generally best to hand wash your nicer panties, bras, and nighties. Even on gentle modes, washing machines can damage the fragile fabric. It’s also a good idea to hang dry your lingerie. If washing and drying your pretties this way isn’t an option, consider purchasing a separate washer/dryer bag to place them in.

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