Hi Bella here,
I am here to remind you that it is Fathers Day just around the corner. I found out some interesting facts about this special day and thought I would share with you. Fathers day is a world wide celebration held on the third Sunday of June in the United Kingdom, USA, India, Canada, China, France, Greece, Japan and even Hong Kong.
The official stamp of approval for Father's Day came in 1972 when President Richard Nixon made it public law! So all you 40 somethings may remember a time before we made a point of thanking our Fathers. I think it is a great thing to celebrate! In Germany Father's Day is celebrated differently from other parts of the world. Männertag (Men’s day) is celebrated by getting drunk with wagons of beer and indulging in regional food! Good for them eh! Just goes to show you can make this day your own, and why not put your own unique take on fathers day, avoid the most common gifts associated with Father's Day which comprise of a necktie, followed by flowers, outings (golf, sports or eating out), or books. This is great… for the kids… Why not make this an extra special Sunday for him - show him some love and plan yourself a saucy secret to give your partner once the children are asleep/left home (delete as appropriate!). We have some really pretty new items in from Anais which I have attached images of for you to have a look at.
Until next time….Bella x
Hi Bella here
Over the last Bank holiday I decided to give my e-mail inbox a spring clean and whilst scanning through old e-mails I noticed the single biggest concern for men when buying lingerie for their partner is size - and its not his own size that is the concern ladies! After reading around this subject a bit more I found lots of references to this issue, including an FHM online article about what makes buying lingerie for your partner a minefield, and top of the list? You guessed it SIZE! A sample of our own customer comments further proves my point...
“If I get something too small she will be upset and feel fat.”
"If I get the wrong size she'll think I've purchased for someone else!"
"Too big and she'll think I assumed she is larger than she is and be offended"
"Not fitting is going to ruin our special moment."
"This is for our honeymoon, if I get it wrong I can’t exchange it”
You'll be glad to know all our puzzled customers sizing issues were solved, but from this it is easy to understand why getting it right really is important! Time and thought are the key words here because you want your partner to feel a million dollars. We know time is something we are all often short of, so hopefully a quick read of my blog will arm you with the know how to get things right first time. Failing that, you can contact the FlirtyorDirty sales team for information and lingerie suggestions.
FlirtyorDirty specialise in Erotic Lingerie. We don't do everyday wear lingerie; we love that too, but our passion is well PASSION! You may start off thinking PANIC! but I can assure you buying erotic lingerie is actually simpler than buying her everyday lingerie! Don't play it safe i.e don't buy something she will wear everyday but keep in mind the type of lingerie you both want. We understand our customers concerns about size so for my quick guide to Flirtyordirty erotic lingerie read on.
Clothing Size: The single most important thing to find out is her UK clothing size, for both tops and trousers. Check things she has recently worn and fit her well, trousers are preferable to jeans as the sizing is simpler. If there's a difference in her UK size from top to bottom of more than one UK size, have a look at my "Bodyshape Collection" below and check out my style advice and recommendations for a perfect fit.
Bra Cup size: (the letter) unlike 'everyday' lingerie this is not essential to know, but useful especially if your partner is very big busted compared to her clothing size. If you want a style with underwire on the bust this will be in the description of the product on the FlirtyorDirty website, you may wish to see quick advice in the Bodyshape section below.
Anais Apparel - Anais is made really well and most styles have the choice to make some adjustment. Comes up on the small side, so we recommend choosing the next size up from her UK clothing size, unless you know for sure that she fits at the smaller end of the UK size range.
Obsessive - A great brand to choose if you are concerned about getting size right. Obsessive lingerie is made of elastic textiles, some have lacings that allow you to adjust it or other similar details to make adjustment. In our experience their clever designs mean in most cases the lingerie fits perfectly, and items are rarely returned due to bad fit. We keep two main sizes in stock, S/M (UK 8-12) and L/XL (UK 14-18) By having only two main categories on size means getting the size right is a lot simpler. Use her UK clothing size as your guide.
Lola Luna - Accurate on sizing so choose the size that matches your partners UK size. If you want bigger than UK16 choose the Zambie closed as this has a tie side.
LivCo Corsetti - In our experience LivCo lingerie is accurately sized Small/Medium for UK 8-10 and Large/XL UK 12-14. Other lingerie such as body stockings or fishnet dress come as one size fits many (UK 8-16). These styles make a great choice when you are not sure of the exact size you want.
Donna Flor - Swimwear sizes are accurate in our opinion, most of the bikini bottoms are non adjustable except Sauipie that has tie sides. All the bikini tops have adjustable ties at the neck and back.
Same size top and bottom:
Bigger bottom than top by one size:
More than one size different between top and bottom:
More than two sizes different between top and bottom:
Final reassurance - If you find the lingerie you chose is not right, we accept no quibble returns for exchange or full refund, as long as the lingerie is returned in pristine condition and within two weeks of receipt. If you prefer to exchange we offer after sales care and advice if required just e-mail me. Please see our terms and conditions for full refund policy.