Underwear Store

How to Buy Sexy Underwear

by Alina McKee

Buying sexy underwear can be intimidating, especially if you have never done it before. You may feel like everyone is staring at you, you don’t know what size to buy, or that your significant other will hate your purchase. Don’t worry, though. Shopping for sexy underwear can be a piece of cake with a few handy tips and a hefty dose of confidence.

Cruise the web and find local stores that you can shop at in real life such as Victoria's Secret. Browse the store’s inventory of sexy underwear online. This will get you comfortable with the items available to you so it won’t be a shock when you enter the store. Even if you can’t find a local store online, this step will get you acquainted with the variety of underwear on the market.

Take note of what you like.

Find the name of each piece (such as thong, boyshort, sheer, cupless, g-string) and write it down if you can’t remember. This way you will know what to ask for when the lady at the real life store asks, “Can I help you?”

Measure your hips and waist. Use a measuring tape and wrap it around the widest part of your hips and your natural waist to get an accurate measurement.

Find your size. This is best done by finding a size chart for the brand you want to buy. These can be found on the brand or store’s website or at the store. The chart will list the hip and waist size with its corresponding panty size.

Go to the store and feel free to browse. Look for colors that make your feel sexy and then see if you can find a pair in the style and size you want.

Ask if the store allows customers to try on items. You really won’t know if an item fits until you try it on.

Items you will need

  • Measuring tape


  • Don’t be overly critical of your body. Your lover will be looking at your sexy new underwear, not your cellulite or stretch marks, so pick any item you really love and be confident when you wear it.


About the Author

Since 1998 Alina McKee has written for dozens of traditional and online beauty, fashion, health and parenting publications including Pregnancy.org, Mama Health and Real Beauty. As a professional artist, her articles about these subjects have been used in magazines and websites around the globe. McKee has a diploma in fine art from Stratford Art School.