Let’s be honest, grooms. Have you caught yourself putting all this nuptial mayhem on pause, letting your mind fast forward to the wedding night? Picture it: Soft music, the romantic glow of candles and your new bride in a sexy lace teddy. Va-voom!
A gift of gorgeous — and tasteful — lingerie speaks volumes. You’re telling your wife that you’re excited to share this special evening and find her breathtaking.
Seductive Sure Bets and the Slut Factor
While your dream lingerie look may be straight out of the pages of Frederick’s of Hollywood with garters, thigh highs and a barely-there bra, this may not be your mate’s idea of sexy. In fact, she may think it’s trashy.
There’s a thin line between sexy and slutty when it comes to lingerie. You want your wife to feel special and sensual, not cheap. If you’ve never seen her wear thong underwear, it’s probably a clear sign they’re not her style. For your wedding night, err on the side of caution, picking something that’s elegant and delicate. Get in touch with your feminine side, fella!
Not sure of her style or want to try to experiment with something new but aren’t sure if she’ll go for it? Suggest a lingerie shopping trip. If a stop at the mall is out, pick up a lingerie catalog, like one from Victoria’s Secret. Browse through the pages and ask for her input. This way you’re sure to pick something that will get her stamp of approval.
What’s a Fail-Safe Gift When You’re Looking at Lingerie?
* SURE BET: A silk robe. Underneath, she can wear something equally beautiful or — ta-da! — nothing at all.
* SURE BET: If you’re not sure she’ll like something made of tight-fitting lace, silky nightwear is sure to bring a smile to her face. You can pick a nightshirt, a cropped top and boxer short set, or something with a pair of long pants. This look is sexy without being too over the top and is something she’ll want to wear over and over again to get you in the mood.
* AVOID: Anything flannel. This is your new bride, not grandma.
* AVOID: Garments that look uncomfortable to wear, such as a corset.