Lingerie Glossary

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Lingerie Glossary, our A-Z of popular lingerie types

 

Lingerie Glossary.

 

Our A-Z guide to popular types of lingerie.

 

  • Babydoll, a short nightgown, or negligee, intended as nightwear for women. A shorter style, it is often worn with panties. Babydolls are typically loose-fitting with an empire waist and thin straps.
  • Basque, a tight, form-fitting bodice or coat.
  • Body, a one-piece fitted garent that covers the torso and the crotch
  • Bodystocking, a unitard. Bodystockings may be worn over the torso, or they may be worn over the thighs and abdomen.
  • Brassiere, more commonly referred to as a bra, a close-fitting garment that is worn to help lift and support a woman’s breasts
  • Bra Set, a combination of matching bra and brief or thong
  • Bustier, a form fitting garment used to push up the bust and to shape the waist.
  • Camisole, sleeveless and covering the top part of the body. Camisoles are typically constructed of light materials and feature thin "spaghetti straps".
  • Chemise, a one-piece undergarment that is the same in shape as a straight-hanging sleeveless dress. It is similar to the babydoll, but it is fitted more closely around the hips.
  • Corset, a bodice worn to mould and shape the torso. This effect is typically achieved through boning, either of bone or steel.
  • G-string, or thong, a type of panty, characterised by a narrow piece of cloth that passes between the buttocks and is attached to a band around the hips. A G-string or thong may be worn as a bikini bottom or as underwear by both men and women.
  • Garter/Garter belt/Suspender belt (British), used to keep stockings up.
  • Hold ups, a leg covering held up at the upper thigh with elasticated and slicone strips
  • Hosiery, close-fitting, elastic garments that cover the feet and legs.
  • Negligee, a dressing gown. It is usually floor length, though it can be knee length as well.
  • Nightgown, or nightie, a loosely hanging item of nightwear, may vary from hip-length (babydoll) to floor-length (peignoir).
  • Nightshirt, a shirt meant to be worn while sleeping. It is usually longer and looser than the average T-shirt, and it is typically made of softer material.
  • Panties or knickers, a generic term for underwear covering the genitals and sometimes buttocks that come in all shapes, fabrics and colours, offering varying degrees of coverage.
  • Stockings, a leg covering usually held up by a suspener belt
  • Teddy, an undergarment that resembles the shape of a one-piece bathing suit because it is typically sleeveless, and sometimes even strapless.
  • Tights, a leg covering that srrats at the waist

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