Drooling over something just because you saw a model wearing it in a magazine ad and then buying that something because your subconscious whispered that it’ll make you look like the model. No, sweetie, it won’t. If you have larger boobs, you’re gonna need a supportive bra… not a bralette.
Buying lingerie in the size you used to be. Here’s the deal — if you lose weight, gain weight, get pregnant, have a baby, stop breastfeeding, or do anything else that changes the way your boobies fit in your bras then you need to have a professional refitting. The same rule applies to panties. Don’t buy knickers in the size you wish you were; buy them in the size you actually are. Your bum (and the rest of your bits) will thank you.
Not taking care of your lingerie. How often have we heard the handwashing rule? The no dryer rule? The no wringing rule? Plain and simple — your lingerie will look better and last longer if you take care of it. That means your knickers should never touch the inside of a machine washer and/or dryer. And if you really want to get hardcore about lingerie care, then invest in quality products like specialty washes and cotton hosiery gloves. I promise you’ll notice the difference.
Being jealous of someone else’s lingerie (this also includes being jealous of their figure). Let me tell you, there is no better time to be a lingerie addict than right now. The 21st century has a bigger variety of sizes, a wider range of colors, and better quality fabrics than any other time in the past 100 years. There is no reason whatsoever to wear lingerie that doesn’t make you look and feel like a goddess.
Buying lingerie out of your price range, even if you have to use a credit card to get it. Yes, I too can be seduced by the beauty of a perfect pair of high waist, Chantilly lace, hand-embroidered panties… but that doesn’t mean they’re worth a month of ramen dinners, much less going into debt over. If the Kiki de Montparnasse keeps calling your name, set up a separate bank account, and then treat yourself after you sock away enough money to pay for it in cash.