The Clothing, Lingerie and Apparel Dictionary

Clothing: a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Lingerie: women's underwear, nightclothes, and intimate apparel

Apparel: Clothing, especially outer garments or attire

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Women's Guide to Buying Lingerie

When you're shopping for sexy and erotic lingerie for the first time, you may feel overwhelmed. Here's a guide to the types of lingerie.

Types of Lingerie

Babydolls are probably what your mind immediately goes to when you think of sexy bedroom clothing. Babydolls are short gowns. Normally, they're fitted at the top--sometimes with under wire and cups--and flow out to about hip-length. They can be silky, satiny or sheer. They also often come with matching panties.

Corsets and Bustiers are usually strapless and do amazing things for the breasts. They push them up for the ultimate cleavage. They're similar to bras, but there is extra material at the bottom that extends to the waist. Some of the more tasteful pieces can be worn under a suit jacket or button-up shirt to add a bit of sexy color.

Teddies are similar to bodysuits or one-piece swimsuits, but are often sold in lace of all colors. They're often very low-cut and sometimes have a thong back. The cups aren't usually lined but sometimes have under wire for support.

Gowns come in all lengths. They're similar to silky dresses. They can be many different lengths. The ankle-length gowns are called peignoirs.

Camis, Camisoles and Shorts are the cross between comfort and sexy. Often, the camis do just what needs to be done to show off your décolletage and make your breasts seem as close to perfection as ever. While they look good on everyone, the girls with boyish figures look especially cute in camis and shorts. A v-cut cami and booty-hugging shorts can make curves come to life.

Bra and Panty Sets aren't usually considered the hottest of the hot lingerie. Still, some sets are incredibly exciting and can make you feel confident and beautiful, girly or gutsy. And the best part is they can be worn under your clothes so you can keep that feeling all day long--not just before bed.


Why Wear Sexy, Exotic Lingerie?

No, really. It's not just the reason you think. It will make YOU feel good. Even if you don't have a significant other, dressing in nice lingerie just for yourself can boost your self-esteem and make you feel like a sex goddess. Girls with curves look amazing in lingerie, so wearing sexy and erotic lingerie is a way to embrace them. Also, wearing lingerie for your man will definitely turn the heat up a notch. Surprise him with a style you don't usually wear. Keep your heels on for the total picture. They go well with sexy and erotic lingerie. Some lingerie is actually very comfortable for sleeping. If you don't have anywhere to go the next day, you may find yourself lounging around in it.

Sexy and erotic lingerie can do so much for your relationship and your confidence. If you're lingerie-shy, you might want to warm up to it with a cami and boy shorts. Don't dismiss the babydolls and teddies, though. You'll surely look stunning to yourself and your significant other.


If you are looking for sexy lingerie, visit Harlot Charlotte, a great place to find cute sexy bra sets, naughty lingerie, lingerie club wear, stockings, hosiery and other beautiful, exotic lingerie.

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