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lingerie shower gift ideas

There’s no doubt about it: lingerie makes a great gift, especially for your best girlfriend. If you’ve never bought her some unmentionables before, though, you may be grappling with a slew of questions. Does this gift work for any occasion? And if it does, which pieces make for optimal presents?

Don’t stress – we’ve got you covered. Follow this guide and you’re sure to find a gift that makes her feel special.

What’s her stance, style, & size?

The good news is, you’re sure to have a solid sense of your best friend’s personal style – which will be key in picking out lingerie. You may have borrowed each other’s clothes, peeked inside her closet or even gone shopping together. So by now, you should be pretty confident about whether she’d appreciate some luxe lingerie and furthermore, specifically what kinds of pieces she’d adore.

With size, you may have to be a bit sneakier (as in, casually working it into a conversation, stopping into a lingerie store together, asking her sister, etc.). Consider what you know about her current lingerie collection and use that as a guide to whether it’s a gift she’d appreciate.

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Parfait Irene Unlined Wire Bra P5332 in Black

What’s the occasion?

Nowadays, lingerie showers are becoming increasingly common – and clearly, underthings are a no-brainer gift for one of these parties. But what about a traditional bridal shower? In that case, you should consider the nature of your friendship.

Reverse the circumstances: Would it feel totally natural for you to receive lingerie from her? A nightie, luxurious robe or something else on the modest side may be a safer choice than an ultra-seductive set if she’s going to be opening these gifts in front of family.

Undoubtedly, lingerie is a phenomenal pick if you’re buying a bachelorette present. The nature of a bachelorette party is to celebrate the bride’s impending nuptials with one last wild night amongst your girlfriends, and lingerie fits right in with the somewhat racy nature of these parties.

Whether you opt for a skin-baring plunge bra or a ladylike vintage-inspired longline bralette, you can’t go wrong – as long as you take her preferences and individual style into account, of course.


Related: Where To Buy Bridal Lingerie


Our Picks

Here are some of our favorite pieces that are tailored to your girlfriend’s personal style.

If she’s super sophisticated…

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Parfait Sandrine Unlined Wire Bra P5352 in Cameo Rose

An unlined wire bra or plunge longline bra in elegant lace is a stunning choice, especially in easy to wear hues like blush pink (cameo rose) and black, and offers incredible shaping benefits. Pair it with a matching hipster or thong for the ultimate glamorous set.

If she’s playful…

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Carole Padded Bra 3101 in Lollipop Red

A plunge molded bra in a fun floral print or bold bright color is bound to spice up her collection, and if you’re looking for something with a touch of feminine romance, opt for that style in a print with dainty pink roses. Don’t forget the matching boyshort panty, of course.

If she’s a touch on the wild side…

lingerie shower gifts

Parfait Jeanie Plunge Molded Bra 4801 in Panther Print

The name of the game is to give your girlfriend something she’d definitely wear, but might not necessarily splurge on for herself. So if she’s pretty spunky in terms of her style, go for a plunge molded bra in a pink and black panther print, plus a matching hipster that’s soft and comfy yet still attention-grabbing.


Related: How To Throw A Lingerie Shower


Still unsure what to get your best friend? Head over to a lingerie specialty store and they’ll help you find the perfect bridal, bachelorette, birthday, or lingerie shower gift.

Armed with these tips, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to hunt down the perfect present for your best gal pal – now it’s time to get shopping.


Featured image lingerie:
Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 in Red/Black, Wild Pink, Icy Blue, Purple Wine, Floral Shimmer, Dusty Rose, Bronze

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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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