From bra to basque - our lingerie buying cheat sheet for him

It takes a brave man to wander into a lingerie store and announce his intention to dress his partner in the bedroom. From bras to basques, babydolls and fantasy fishnets - could you navigate the minefield that is women's underwear? We've pulled together a quick cheat sheet to ensure that your girl gets a gorgeous gift that reaps benefits for you both.

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The trickiest thing about buying lingerie is having a guess at what your girl loves. Is she a girls’ girl, a tomboy or a tantric goddess who’ll try just about anything? What your partner wears when she’s not in the bedroom may give you a good idea of what she’ll love wearing when she’s in the bedroom. If she’s a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, you may want to keep it simple, comfortable and fuss-free. If she’s more likely to wear a fitted dress that shows off her shape, you’ll want to look at a babydoll with a low cut that makes her cleavage centre stage. If she loves to explore with fashion, you’re a lucky guy – you may get away with something a little more wicked like a PVC dress or a pair of fishnet stockings.

The Good Girl

She's a light-hearted lass who loves a little romance. She’s sexy but sweet, with just the right amount of naughty and nice. She loves the art of making love and she likes it when you take control. The Good Girl is easy to dress, and when she feels sexy, you’ll reap the benefits of her carnal confidence. Look for romantic pieces that are soft and sensual. A babydoll with plenty of pretty detail tops the list, while a gorgeous matching lingerie set in chic lace will make her feel like a pampered princess that’s primed for passion. The Good Girl is the perfect mix of sweet, sexy and playful – keep the cuts simple but pretty and remember that for her, the devil really is in the detail.

The Good Girl Loves gorgeous lace lingerie The Good Girl Loves gorgeous lace lingerie

The Sex Kitten

If she oozes sex appeal with heaps of body confidence, you can elicit a little more imagination when topping up her lingerie drawer. The Sex Kitten will love that you took the initiative, so remember to keep the look playful, sultry and sexy. She’ll love a babydoll, but with a twist – go for a semi-sheer fabric that shows off her shape. A satin lingerie set is always a super sexy option and she’ll adore the glossy glamour for a statement look steeped in luxury. Fitted lingerie, see-through fabrics and a little latex are perfect lingerie picks. When buying for the Sex Kitten, remember to finish the look off with a pair of killer heels. She may just be impressed enough to keep them on for you.

The Sex Kitten loves it sheer and sexy The Sex Kitten loves it sheer & sexy

The Kinky Minx

If she’s blissfully into bondage or loves a little leather, your girl falls into our sought after Kinky Minx category. She’s feisty and fearless when it comes to exploring fetish and you’ll have to go bold to impress. The Kinky Minx loves a smattering of PVC or a lick of luxury leather. A wet look bustier is a keeper in her closet and killer heels vamp up her look. Crotchless underwear and nipple tassels won't go unappreciated, and you can indulge your fishnet fetish with a bold bodystocking. With the Kinky Minx, anything goes and you’ll love the freedom of picking fun and fearless pieces to please you both.

The kinky Minx loves latex The kinky Minx loves latex