How Not to Have a Lingerie Fail This V-Day
The good news is that many dudes are perfectly happy with a Valentine’s Day “gift” that involves you surprising them in the bedroom with some new lingerie. The bad news is that lingerie can be awkward, uncomfortable, and difficult to take off once it comes to the “main event.”
But don’t you worry your pretty little head about a V-day lingerie fail, because we talked to the experts about how to rock lingerie — and take it off — perfectly.
Just Laugh About It
Just because you’re wearing lingerie worthy of a Victoria’s Secret angel doesn’t mean that you have to have a stone-cold stare like Bella Hadid on the runway. You’re with your boo, and the best thing about having boo is that you can laugh about the times when you’re both trying too hard to be sexy.
“If you do get caught up with something that is hard to take off, make a joke about it,” suggests Myles Hass, founder and emcee of Magic Men Live. “Laughing a little bit in those situations isn’t that bad, and it honestly doesn’t cause any awkwardness. Just go with the flow, be yourself, and if you’re having a hard time with something, don’t be afraid to joke about it or make fun of yourself about it.”
Buy Something Cheap
If lingerie isn’t really your thing, or something you wear often, don’t waltz into Agent Provocateur and overdraft on your credit card. Instead, order something off of Amazon or Yandy. Yes, I’m serious about Amazon. That way, if something is difficult to take off, your man can rip it off and feel no remorse. And if something is awkward and you’re not feeling it, you can wear it once and throw it away. Also, cheaper lingerie is actually way easier to take on and off because it’s generally made of stretchy material in a “one size fits all” fashion. Expensive lingerie, on the other hand, involves way more straps, snaps, and pieces than a normal person would want.
In some cases, your man can help you take off that complex lingerie piece. In other cases, men make things worse.
Creepyyeha Founder Yeha Leung doesn’t ever bother having a man take her lingerie off.
“I prefer to undress myself because I like being in control of what I wear and when I choose to take it off,” Yeha told Galore. “God forbids he tears my delicate knickers. It’s like the saying, ‘If you want something done right, do it yourself.’ Plus, I think it is sexier that way, because I personally like watching my man undress himself.”
Consider Investing In Crotchless Underwear
Okay, I know this sounds weird, but hear me out on this one. If you’re the type of girl who likes a garter belt and stockings, you’ve probably noticed it’s a pain in the butt when you’re trying to have sex because it essentially makes it impossible to take your underwear off. Instead of having the awkward shuffle to unsnap your garters and potentially ripping your stockings, purchase a couple pairs of crotchless panties like these. Your partner will thank you.
Just Wear Something You’re Comfortable In
It doesn’t matter if you wear a onesie with 30 strappy thingies across your chest or you rock a bralette from the clearance section of VS Pink, your man will probably still be into it.
“If we take a look at you and at first glance you’re stunning, that’s what we’re noticing,” says Myles. “We’re not like, ‘oh my God, she’s wearing that brand new lingerie piece from the Victoria’s Secret catalogue page number two.’ If it looks good, it looks good, doesn’t matter how much it costs or how intricate it is.”