When Andy was tasked with picking out a lingerie set for me, he was glad to see that there was a handy guide from John Lewis to help him get it right. Sometimes it can be a little daunting if you had to buy an item like this for someone else if it isn't what you're used to as there are more things to think about. Although he is familiar with sizing, I think that the information in the guide would come in useful to anyone who is unsure, as getting this right is key to buying this type of clothing. One thing that he found particularly useful was the advice on choosing the right colour and relating this back to the general theme of my other clothes. I have quite a lot of lighter clothing, so when Andy went through the guide it helped him to then look for something of a similar shade so that it would match with what I'd wear.

The set that Andy picked out was by Fantasie who I've never bought lingerie from before. He chose out the Sienna Side Support Balcony Bra in Tea Rose with matching briefs. The bra features floral embroidery which is a pretty and delicate pattern. It has underwired cups and the side support allows for a flattering appearance by helping to project your chest. A soft and smooth finish to the briefs gives a romantic touch and provides comfort, particularly with the seamless back.

John Lewis has a good range of lingerie brands, including Bluebella, Freya, Fantasie and And/Or so there should be an option for whoever you are buying for. Some tips for picking out the right pieces is to have a look at what they already own and the type of lingerie this is. Don't be too adventurous with your choices and try not to go too far away from their current selection. Setting yourself a budget can help you narrow down the options to make it slightly less daunting. Andy had a bit of a different task as I currently wear a GG cup, but there are still plenty of options to choose from including matching sets. Buying lingerie is a great gift for occasions such as Valentine's Day and anniversaries and I would definitely recommend using the guide as it's something you want to get right the first time around.

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