LOVE lingerie as a Valentine's Day gift? Here are some top tips from Carol Jolly who runs Mill Gate Shopping Centre’s award winning lingerie shop Perfect Fit.

Carol said: "Size really does matter! Getting the perfect fit is essential so don’t just guess her size. Have a look in her lingerie drawer and check the labels on her favourite underwear. Remember bra sizing consists of a number and letters. A lot of men fall victim to the "she’s about that size" syndrome and it can result in a disaster!

"The next thing to consider is colour. For a Valentines gift consider HER favourite colours (not yours). Try matching your gift to the colour of her favourite outfit. Consider the type of gift you want to give – say seduction with bold shades of red, black and purple in luxurious satin and lace fabrics or go for romance with soft pastels, creams and feminine florals.

"Style... va va voom, feminine or classic? Women tend to buy practical day-to-day lingerie for themselves, so selecting something a little more glamorous for Valentine’s Day will be a real treat. Is she girly, romantic and feminine? Does she like to vamp things up with full-on glamour? Or is she understated and stylish? Whilst sexy lingerie is favoured by a lot of women (and their partners), be sure to strike a balance between glamour and comfort. How about the Freya Ooh La La range, with a plunge balcony bra at £34, brief at £17 and suspenders at £24?

"Or go for the low risk solution. If it all gets too much and you simply can’t decide, save yourself the drama and buy her a gift voucher for her favourite lingerie shop. That way she can choose exactly what she wants. At Perfect Fit we have a wide selection of gorgeous lingerie to fit up to a size 40KK so I’m sure we will be able to find her the perfect gift.

Perfect Fit is on Minden Parade, Mill Gate Shopping Centre telephone 0161 797 2810.