A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Lingerie: Tips for First-Time Shoppers on Finding the Perfect Fit and Style


Buying lingerie for the first time can be both exciting and a little daunting. With so many styles, fabrics, and fits to choose from, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But fear not! This guide from IFG will walk you through everything you need to know to find lingerie that makes you feel confident, comfortable, and fabulous. Plus, discover why IFG is your best choice for quality and style.

1. Know Your Measurements

The most important step in buying lingerie is knowing your measurements. This includes your band size, cup size, and hip measurements for panties and other bottoms. Here's how to measure yourself:

- Band Size: Measure around your ribcage, just under your bust. Make sure the tape measure is snug but not tight.

- Bust Size: Measure around the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape measure level.

- Cup Size: Subtract your band size from your bust size. Each inch difference typically represents a cup size (1 inch = A, 2 inches = B, etc.).

For bottoms, measure around the fullest part of your hips. Write these measurements down, as they will be your guide to finding the right size.

At IFG, we offer a comprehensive size guide and a virtual fitting service to help you find your perfect fit.

2. Understand Different Styles

Lingerie comes in a variety of styles, each designed to enhance different body types and personal preferences. Here’s a quick rundown of some popular styles available.

- Bras: T-shirt bras, balconette bras, plunge bras, bralette, sports bras, and more. Each style offers different levels of support and coverage.

- Panties: Briefs, thongs, boy shorts, hipsters, and high-waisted options cater to different comfort levels and outfits.

- Bodysuits and Teddies: One-piece garments that can be both functional and seductive.

- Lingerie Sets: Matching bras and panties that create a cohesive look.

- Nightwear: Chemises, baby dolls, and robes for sleeping or lounging.

3. Choose the Right Fabric

The fabric of your lingerie can greatly impact comfort and style. Common fabrics include:

- Cotton: Breathable and comfortable, ideal for everyday wear.

- Silk and Satin: Luxurious and smooth, perfect for special occasions.

- Lace: Feminine and delicate, often used for decorative purposes.

- Microfiber: Soft, lightweight, and often used for seamless designs.

- Mesh: Sheer and sexy, great for a daring look.

IFG offers a wide range of fabrics to suit every preference. Our high-quality materials ensure comfort and durability.

4. Prioritize Comfort

While it’s tempting to focus on aesthetics, comfort should be a top priority. Uncomfortable lingerie can ruin your day or night, so make sure you choose pieces that fit well and feel good on your skin. Look for features like adjustable straps, underwire support (if needed), and seamless designs to enhance comfort.

At IFG, we believe that comfort and style should go hand in hand. Our designs are crafted to provide both, ensuring you feel confident and comfortable all day long.

5. Experiment with Colors and Patterns

Lingerie is a fun way to express your personality. While black, white, and nude are classic choices, don’t be afraid to experiment with bold colors and playful patterns. Red, pink, and blue can add a pop of color to your collection, while floral or animal prints can make a statement.

Check out our latest collection for a variety of colors and patterns that suit every mood and occasion.

6. Invest in Quality

Quality lingerie can be a bit more expensive, but it’s worth the investment. High-quality pieces will last longer, feel better, and provide better support. Look for reputable brands known for their craftsmanship and durability.

IFG prides itself on offering premium lingerie that combines quality, style, and comfort. Our commitment to excellence ensures that every piece you purchase is an investment in feeling your best.

7. Get a Professional Fitting

If possible, visit a lingerie store and get a professional fitting. A skilled fitter can help you find the perfect size and style for your body. They can also provide personalized recommendations based on your needs and preferences.

Can’t visit us in person? No problem! Use our online fitting tools or chat with our experts for personalized advice.

8. Shop with Confidence

Finally, trust yourself and have fun! Shopping for lingerie is a personal experience, and there’s no right or wrong choice. Pick what makes you feel confident and beautiful. Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, take your time and enjoy the process.

At IFG, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Browse our collection, read reviews, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Teens 001

Price: Rs.570.00

This product is made specially to help teens experience a happy transition to the next phase of their lives; made from the most comfortable and light fabric that you can wear during any season. The broad straps offer the right support that the developing body requires.

Amoreena Cotton

Price: Rs.600.00

This basic style in soft, knitted cotton fabric keeps you cool and comfortable, while ensuring a smooth and rounded shape.

Classic Deluxe Soft

Price: Rs.750.00

Designed especially for your comfort, Classic Deluxe Soft is perfect for everyday use. This one is made with soft stretchable fabric which makes it comfortable for long hours every day. Great choice for young girls, non-padded, full coverage with plain knitted cotton stretchable fabric, thin adjustable straps, and two hooks at the back.

Lilly – Bralette

Price: Rs.1, 850.00

A new super soft bralette in stretch lace for all-day comfort. Lilly is a lightweight fashion style that’s young and trendy with cotton-lined cups, perfect for wearing as both innerwear and outerwear.

- Material: Stretch lace for all-day comfort

- Style: Lightweight and trendy

- Versatility: Can be worn as both innerwear and outerwear

- Features: Cotton-lined cups for added comfort

Petal's 077

Price: Rs.600.00

Hipsters in stretch cotton and spandex are available in a pack of 3 colors, offering a cool option for everyday comfort.

Convenience: Pack of 3 colors for variety

Material: Stretch cotton and spandex for flexibility

Comfort: Cool option for everyday wear with emphasis on comfort

Style: Hipster design for a trendy look

Petal's 076

Price: Rs.1,230

Boxer shorts in a pack of 3 colors fashioned from stretchable cotton and spandex fabric. Perfect for those long days where comfort is a priority.

Convenience: Pack of 3 colors for variety

Material: Stretchable cotton and spandex fabric for flexibility

Comfort: Ideal for long days with emphasis on comfort

Durability: Designed to withstand extended wear

Buying lingerie for the first time doesn’t have to be intimidating. By knowing your measurements, understanding different styles, prioritizing comfort, and investing in quality pieces, you can build a lingerie wardrobe that makes you feel amazing. Remember, the most important thing is how you feel in your lingerie, so choose pieces that celebrate your unique beauty and style.

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