A Gentleman's Guide to Buying Lingerie

Welcome! You want to buy lingerie for your sweetheart but feel lost in this world of lace, frill, and multiple styles.

Fear not!

Let us help you create special moments and gift her the perfect luxurious silk. You’ll both experience a WOW moment!

Step 01: Size Matters

You need to know her size. Grab a pen and paper and look in her lingerie drawer.

First, check her bra size. The label will have a number. This is the band size around her torso. The letter on the label is the cup size. Now look at her panties; the size can be from XS-XXL.

You may have heard some moaning and groaning about being uncomfortable or bra straps slipping off.

The best solution might be our bust support lingerie. It delivers maximum comfort and support for her best sleep yet. She’ll wake up feeling amazing and will have you to thank for that! Check out our blog post Why Wear Bust Support Sleepwear and NK IMODE’s Bust Support Levels.

Bust Support Level

NK IMODE silk sleepwear has 4 different components to their bust support styles that provide you with that second-skin feeling with the best in support.

Step 02: Style

Camisole? What? Chemise? Huh?

Your head may be spinning with all the various names and styles -who knew there were so many words to describe styles of lingerie? Let us explain these for you:


This is a short dress/night gown. It is easy, flirty, and fun. She’ll feel confident all day and night while she’s wearing it with you.

Short Robe

A robe can come in different lengths and is a cover-up that offers modesty should there be little ones around - especially if you have your eye on something sheer.


A nightshirt is a combination of a shirt and a dress. This 2 in 1 piece is so relaxed and easy to wear that she will love so much and make it her everyday loungewear.


This is a sleeveless top with shoulder straps. It can be paired with tap pants, pajama bottoms or panties.

Tap Pant

These are a pair of lingerie shorts that are comfortable and chic. Typically worn with a matching camisole - your honey will not only look great, she will feel comfortable and relaxed.

Lounge Pants

These lounge pants are so soft and flowy with adjustable front ties around the elasticized waist. She can match these with her favorite silk tank top or a camisole to make it a perfect lounge set.

Long Gown

A long gown is a full-length nightwear dress that is elegant and dramatic and can make anyone feel like a princess.

Long Robe

A long robe is a classy and sophisticated piece that will become a staple in her wardrobe. Pair it with her beautiful long gown or her favorite chemise for a memorable night or make it the perfect wedding get-ready outfit on her special day.


A pajama set is a go-to loungewear for many people. It is practical, comfortable, and versatile. She can enjoy a good night's sleep in this temperature-regulating fabric or taking it outside for a chic lounge look.

Step 03: Occasion

Ask yourself what occasion you are buying lingerie for: is it for her Birthday? Valentine's? Anniversary? …or a surprise to show how much she means to you? Let the occasion influence your final style choice and this knowledge will impress your darling.


Give the gift of longevity. Buy her something that is timeless that she can wear on any occasion, or for no occasion for that matter!
We suggest a chemise or a matching camisole and tap pant set.
Morgan Lace Spaghetti Silk Camisole
Precious Sunset Silk Chemise
Morgan Cradle Bust Silk Chemise

Valentine's Day

Love and romance, a special day. Show her how much you desire her and that she is beautiful inside and out. Think of a sheer and playful chemise which will make you both happy - trust us!
Sabrina Magic Babydoll Silk Chemise
Pamela Dreamy Bust Support Long Silk Gown
Raquel Feminine Lounge Swing Silk Chemise


This is the big one and you want to make sure you get it just right. A silk that will last forever, just like your love is exactly what she needs. Celebrate your everlasting love by choosing a long gown to express to her just how beautiful you find her each and every day.
Precious Sunset Long Silk Gown
Anya Beautiful Long Silk Kimono
Morgan Vintage Long Silk Gown


How very sweet of you! A surprise out of the blue can be just what she needs (and scores you some points). This gift could be anything that may be missing in her lingerie drawer. A robe that she can wear with any of her pieces is a great idea. Alternatively, a pair of silk pajamas will help her sleep soundly all-night long. And boy do they look good in the morning
Alice Feminine Lounge Silk T-shirt Set
Marisa Charming Bralette
Dylan Urban Travel Silk PJ Set

Step 04: Colour

What’s her favourite colour?

Be your sweetheart’s favourite person by picking her favourite colour. You cannot go wrong with this tip because she will most likely wear it all the time, knowing the thought behind the gift and that you know her so well. Dig a little deeper and again, take a look inside her lingerie drawer. Do you spot bright colours and patterns, dark and mysterious colours, or is the selection filled with neutral and soft pastels? Knowing this vital information will help you in making the right choice.

If you want to go above and beyond, look at her skin tone.

Colours for a warm skin tone

If her skin undertone is a yellowish, greenish, or light brown then her skin tone is warm. If her skin tone resembles the likes of Jessica Alba and Beyoncé, play around with colours like honey, olive, coral, and cream.
Dahlia Bliss Silk Chemise
Dahlia Flutter Silk Midi Dress
Dylan Urbane Midi Silk Slip

Colours for a cool skin tone

If her skin undertone looks pink, rosy, or blue then she has a cool skin tone. Celebrities that have a cool skin tone are Nicole Kidman and Lupita Nyong-o. Colours like bright blue, lavender, rose, and gray will make her skin glow.
Viva Sensual Babydoll Silk Chemise
Gardenia Lace Trim Short Silk Kimono
Mischa Fluted Half Slip

Colours for a neutral skin tone

If her skin undertone looks gray or ashen, then she has a neutral skin tone. Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts are perfect examples. Explore colours like medium blue, jade, red, and white to highlight her skin tone to the fullest effect.
Mischa Boudoir Hi-Lo Chemise
Mikaella Sophisticated Long Silk Gown
Barbara Bridal Babydoll Silk Chemise

Bonus Tip

No one can resist opening a gift that is beautifully wrapped. Make sure that your gift looks just as good as what is inside the package. Most likely, the sales person or company will have it gift wrapped for you. All NK IMODE purchases are shipped already gift wrapped in elegant boxes. And don’t forget we are happy to add a personal card with your message!