TYPES OF LINGERIE
To spice up your love life, wearing sexy lingerie can make things interesting. Your partner may have their own perceptions of what they find appealing, so you use your best judgment on what you choose for those intimate moments. Browse selections at sexy lingerie stores to see what might suit you best. BABY DOLL NIGHTIE This cute little number is usually a short gown with a built in, bra-like cups with a loose flowing skirt. The baby doll nightie could be made of silk, nylon or a sheer material, depending on your preference. GARTER BELT push up bra and lacie lingerie First things first, these are not to be worn with pants. The garter belt is worn directly on the skin around the waist. Sexy stockings or thigh-highs can be attached to the belt with the 4 to 8 straps that dangle from this exotic item. To complement the look, wear a sexy matching bra (or not). TEDDY NIGHTIE A teddy is a short gown that falls just past the waist, high on the upper thigh. It can be made with a silky or sheer type of material. It usually comes with a matching pair of skimpy panties that you can wear with it. BUSTIER A bustier is a sexy strapless bra that goes down to the waist with garter straps attached. It is made with a silk or other kind of shiny material. The look is exotic, and can be worn with or without panties. CAMISOLE A camisole is a short, loose fitting top that has a length that goes to the waist. It can be worn like a slip underneath a wool sweater, beneath an open jacket, or just as it is with a pair of matching panties. CHEMISE One of the most common gowns, it is a straight cut that falls just above the knee. It has thin, spaghetti-like straps that are sometimes adjustable. Most chemises are made with a silky type of material THONGS AND G-STRING PANTIES Thongs are panties that only cover the front and leave your bottom exposed, covered only by a thin strip of material. G-Strings are similar, except there is only a thin, stretchable string covering your backside. CORSET Tight fitting and made of a stiff material, a corset cinches the waist and lifts up breasts. It is held in place by adjustable lacing in the back. Sometimes garter straps are attached to the bottom as an added feature. PEIGNOIR A peignoir is a long gown with a length that reaches the ankles. These types of gowns usually come with a matching robe. NOVELTY LINGERIE Styles of sexy novelty lingerie vary greatly, from highly embellished items, to unique fabrics such as leather, to fantasy costumes. What they have in common is a more unusual element thatn even standard sexy pieces. EVERYDAY LINGERIE strapless bra and boy shorts Bras and panties are women's lingerie staples. BRAS Bras are a woman's most common piece of lingerie. They give breasts support and enhance a woman's appearance. Types of bras include:
Push up bra: Even the smallest breasts can be enhanced with a push-up bra. They increase the look of breast size with added padding inside the cups (which can be removed), giving the appearance of more voluptuous cleavage.
Demi-cup or balconette: This supportive bra style covers only the bottom portion of the breasts and offers more cleavage. It is great for low cut tops.
Underwire bra: Especially suitable for larger breasted women, it is a supportive bra with a slim wire sewn into the bottom portion of the cups for added support.
Minimizer bra: A minimizer bra is designed to make breasts look smaller. Suitable for large breasted women to help fit certain types of clothing fit better or create a more professional (less distracting) appearance.
Sports bra: A sports bra offers firm support and may come in complete stretch styles or with molded cups.
Strapless bra: A bra without straps, these often have underwire or other shaping and are worn under strapless dresses.
Multi-way: These bras have detachable straps that can be moved in different positions or removed to make sure bra straps are not exposed for different types of tops or dresses.
T-shirt bras: These bras are typically made with a smoother exterior and minimal embellishment that allows for a smooth appearance under t-shirts or clinging clothing. PANTIES bodyshaper panties Women's everyday panties come in different cuts and styles. Depending on your preference and comfort level, there is a selection for everyone.
Bikinis: A bikini is a type of panty sits on the hip, and fully covers the front and rear.
Brazilian cut: A Brazilian cut panty has more exposure of the rear, but does has more fabric than a thong style.
Cheeky panty: A popular trendy style of panty is the cheeky, which shows the sides of the rear. It offers more coverage than a thong, but less coverage than a bikini style.
Boy shorts: Boy shorts are designed to sit on the waist, and are similar to shorts.
Hipsters or hip-huggers: This type of panty has a low waist, and hugs the hips, but does not go down as far on the thighs as boy shorts.
Briefs: A standard in women's undergarments, this style may be high-waisted or sit at the waist, and offers full rear and front coverage.
Flutter or tanga panties: This style sits on the waist and has elastic at the top, but are loose and frilly at the bottom. SLIPS Worn underneath skirts, dresses and blouses to prevent these garments from being see-through, which would result in unwanted attention. SHAPEWEAR Shapewear is designed to create a smooth silhouette under clothing, and comes in a variety of forms. Bodysuits and body shapers, high-waisted undersgarments, and long line shaping bras are some of the most popular items. A PERFECT FIT One of the best things about lingerie is that it has the ability to make you feel incredibly sexy and feminine while offering support of your figure. Choose items that have the perfect fit and enhance what you already have. Whether you are selecting a sexy piece or looking for everyday items, you can feel beautiful and confident in the right lingerie.