What Women want! A gentleman's guide to shopping for his Mrs


Hello ICONS,

it's been a while since I last wrote, I promise to be better moving forward. So we have been up and running for nearly 6 months now and it suddenly hit me, I have only had 1 brave male customer shopping for his very lucky MRS. It got me thinking, why do men hate shopping so much? (don't answer that) Just learn how to make it as pain free as possible. 

When was the last time you selected an outfit as a gift for your girlfriend that made her scream her lungs out? I mean in excitement of course! If in your case the screaming wasn't on the happy spectrum then I have some winning tips and tricks to sweep your woman right off her feet. We know shopping isn't every man's cup of tea! Oh who am I kidding, it's a universally accepted fact that man and shopping just don't go together. Don't worry I have got you (and your girlfriends) back. Remember if Kanye West can do it  so can you!

CHALLENGE NO 1: FINDING THE RIGHT SIZE

Let’s face it boys, figuring out sizes is a landmine that seems to have no way out! So take a deep breath and understand that most clothing has four major sizes. Petite, Original, tall and Curvy. If your girlfriend is 5'4 and under , head to the petite section (P.S this section has some of the cutest finds).  For the original girl, they have the widest selection, she is usually 5’8 and can be anything like Naomi Campbell to Serena Williams in size. the tall girl, is usually 5'11 and above and can shops in the "tall section or outfits that say long". 

Finally there is the  plus size section, which  is for girls that have a larger build and start from size 14 and above.  There you go! You have just been handed the fashion compass to finding your way to the right aisle in  the store.

CHALLENGE NO 2: PUT A FINGER ON THE RIGHT STYLE

This one’s a little tricky but not impossible! You have to really dwell into her style statement and shop for something similar. Don’t try to get too creative while giving her a major surprise and it ends up as a disaster. Secretly skim through her wardrobe and look for her favorite colors, preferred cuts and how much skin she is comfortable showing. Hint: You can take her best friend along (only if you two call a truce) to help you out pick an outfit she has been eyeing for a while.

Our expert advice: You can opt for the latest trends hitting the street-style arena. Think off shoulders tops or dresses,  sleeveless trench coats and lace-embellished evening gowns.

 

CHALLENGE NO 3: FINDING THE THIN LINE BETWEEN SEXY AND COMFORT-ZONE

 Don't you just love the sight of your partner all dressed up in sexy short dress walking towards you? I know you adore her for spending those long hours dressing up for you just so she can leave you mesmerized. Okay not crazy long hours though! What would be better than dressing your lady love in a in a sultry dress or seductive lingerie that you can't wait to see her in. But there’s a catch! Make sure you respect her comfort zone and get her a dress that she wouldn’t feel conscious in. After all your aim is to make her feel over the moon!

CHALLENGE NO 4: GOING AN EXTRA MILE TO IMPRESS

Now that you have mastered the tips of choosing the right size and style, it’s time to win her heart over by going an extra mile. Yes we are hinting towards getting matching jewelry or accessories to sweep her right off her feet! This one will definitely make way for a romantic night and give you extra boyfriend points for being so thoughtful. This one made me go aww!

CHALLENGE NO 5: SEALING THE ROMANCE DEAL WISELY

Some last minute tips while you head out to splurge! While designer clothes may be on the top must-have list of your girlfriend shopping spree, make sure that you do not go overboard spending in efforts to impress her. With your credit card burning a deep hole in your pocket, you must battle the urge and listen to your head instead of your heart. You can check out for online deals or other easy-on-the-pocket stores to find something heart-winning and relieving yourself from the stress of expenses.

 

STILL CONFUSED?

Go with a full body picture of her, or maybe one of her outfits, show it to the sales person, they can usually make an accurate guess of her size. 

Finally ask for a gift receipt that way, she can always swap if it does not fit or she really wants something different.


    1 comment


    • Ugochi Ukah

      I love this….looking forward to sharing with a ‘bae’ as guys love to act like they don’t know what to buy sometimes…lol


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