How to buy the perfect babydoll chemise for Valentine’s Day

WE ARE just days away from the most romantic day of the year and if you’re loved-up, the chances are you are planning something special this week. The most romantic night of the year call for some new babydoll chemise, so if you’re planning to celebrate with a cosy night in rather than a big night out, treat yourself to the latest styles – or drop hints heavily to ensure your other half knows exactly what you’re after.


Whether you want to go all-out in a sizzling, strappy set or prefer something a little softer, we’ve got the babydoll chemise that will make you (and your Valentine) very happy indeed.


According to Debenhams, Valentine’s Day lingerie buying is a minefield for men: More than one in three women have been given underwear that is the wrong size, and more than a quarter receive babydoll chemise gifts they never wear. If you want to avoid the pitfalls, scroll down for some expert advice.


Frill seekers

Ruffled knickers aren’t very practical under clothing (talk about VPL) but when you’re not planning on leaving the house – or the bedroom – who cares? Cute and playful, pink frilly pants couldn’t be more perfect for Valentine’s Day, and they’re great for skinny minnies – paired with a plunge bra, they create the illusion of Kardashian-like curves.


The Perfect Body

If fiddly four-piece sets sound like too much hassle, an all-in-one “body” is your shortcut to V-day sexiness. The ideal choice, if you’re looking for a bit of coverage in the midriff area, lingerie onesies range from underwired and waist-cinching to soft and stretchy, and there are some gorgeous designs in plus-size collections, too.


All dolled up

Essentially a souped-up nightie, a thigh-skimming babydoll just needs a pair of knickers to complete a cute and uncomplicated night-in option. Whether sheer or silky, some babydolls come with matching underwear, while others include a push-up bra for added oomph up top.

Expert advice


Steven Marsay, store manager at Debenhams Hull, has shared his top tips for men buying lingerie.


Says Mr Marsay: “The key thing to make sure she is thrilled with her gift is knowing her size, this is easier than you think. Just take a sneak peak in her underwear draw at something you know she wears often.


“Next, think about the babydoll chemise she loves to wear – really focus on what her body type is to find something that complements her shape and makes her feel beautiful, it’s all about enhancing her best feature.


“For instance, if your partner has a slim figure, then go for girly styling to emphasise her figure like a romantic and frilly suspender belt.


“If she is a little shy then buying a piece of nightwear could be the answer. There are some beautiful cami sets and nighties in pretty florals, have a look at our Ted Baker range for gorgeous mix and match separates.


“Strike a balance between comfort and glamour and a man will be ticking all the right boxes. Get it wrong and it can be a real anti-climax.”

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