Disappointing or Delightful?

The holiday season is almost upon us—it’s time to get gifting! Lingerie can be an exciting gift, both to give and receive, when it’s done right, but it can easily turn into a disaster. Whether you’re gifting lingerie to your bestie, sister, or special someone, you need to find a set that fits their body and style.

STEP 1: Find her size

Size matters! You want your lady to look and feel good in the intimates you pick out, so you have to get this part right. Peek into her drawer when she leaves the room, or offer to do her laundry, and check the tags on her bras and panties. Yes, both—they’re sized differently. Write the sizes down or sneak a surreptitious pic so you won’t forget. You may see more than one size listed. This is because different countries use different sizing standards. Don’t feel intimidated by this, just ask a lingerie expert for help navigating these international sizes.


STEP 2: What’s her personal style?

Complete this step before you get to the store. Take another look at your lady’s unmentionables and notice any patterns, colours or other details she gravitates to. You can also look at the rest of her wardrobe for style clues—does she wear a lot of lace? What about animal print? Bright or neutral colours? Modest or racy necklines? Cotton or silk fabrics? Come ready with an idea of what she likes so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the variety of lingerie options available.

STEP 3: Choose a bra

Champs Elysees Demi Bra by Chantelle


Delice Full Cup Plunge Bra by Simone Perele


Embrace Lace Wire free Bralette by Wacoal


First things first: start your set by finding the perfect bra. A demi cup bra, like the Champs Élysées Demi by Chantelle, has a low cut shape that makes them great for open necklines or to show a bit of cleavage. A full cup style, like the Délice Full Cup by Simone Pérèle, is great for women with fuller breasts who want more coverage or shaping. Another option is a wireless bra, like the Embrace Lace Bralette by Wacoal, which offers light support and coverage, and maximum comfort.

STEP 4: Choose a panty

Champs Elysees Shorty by Chantelle


Delice Thong by Simone Perele


Embrace Lace Bikini Brief by Wacoal


Now it’s time to pick a panty! A matching set is best, but you should also think about what style suits your lady best. A shorty, like the Champs Élysées Shorty by Chantelle, is a fuller style that covers the hips, but still looks sexy. A thong, like the Délice Thong by Simone Pérèle, is a minimal underwear option designed to sit seamlessly under her clothes, especially if they’re form-fitting. A brief, like the Embrace Lace Bikini Brief by Wacoal is a more classic option with comfortable and flattering coverage.

STEP 5: Make it extra special

Ginia Silk V-Neck Chemise


Ginia Silk Robe


Ginia Silk Cami + Short Set


Add a cherry on top of you gift with matching sleepwear to complete the outfit. Ginia Silk Sleepwear offers mix + match options that work for day or night, for every shape and size. This collection offers timeless, feminine pieces that accentuate the female form, yet look and feel effortless. Ginia offers sophisticated silk pieces like the Robe, V-Neck Chemise and Cami + Short Set, any of which will complement your bra and panty set.

STEP 6: If all else fails, go with a gift card!

Diane's Lingerie Gift Cards
Diane's Lingerie Gift Cards
Diane's Lingerie Gift Cards

If you don’t think you can pick out the right sizes and styles for your special someone you can always leave it up to them. A gift card provides your giftee with the opportunity to make their own choice, ensuring the success of the final outfit. They can also try everything on before purchasing so it’s guaranteed to fit. While a card may not be the biggest or flashiest gift under the tree, it does have a lot of plusses that make it a great gifting option.

Want to give the gift of lingerie this holiday season? Come to Diane’s, we’ll help you find the perfect present!

Diane's Lingerie Holiday Style Guide