A Guide to Different Types of Lingerie

We know shopping for lingerie can sometimes be just as hard as shopping for regular clothes. You have to find the perfect fit because most types of lingerie needs to fit just right in order to maximize their appeal. Scrunching or bunching does not look good and gaps or loose fabric will drown out all the beautiful curves. Whether you are a woman shopping for yourself, or even a man shopping for your significant other, this guide to different types of lingerie will prove to be helpful in your next endeavor in finding a worthy piece of intimate apparel.



  1. Babydoll – A short, flared nightgown, nightie or negligee that often falls in length between the upper thigh and belly button.
  2. Teddy – A single-piece garment that covers both the torso and crotch. Typically made with sheer and delicate material.
  3. Camisole – A thin, sleeveless tight-fitting garment that resembles a tank top. Camisoles covers the top part of the body and can be worn with or without a bra.
  4. Chemise – A short, loose-fitting, sleeveless gown that falls somewhere between mid-thigh and knee length. Typically tighter around the hips than a babydoll.
  5. Corset – A garment worn to help shape the torso to be smaller, and to create an hour glass shape. Usually boned to emphasize a woman’s curves.
  6. Bustier – Similar to a corset in appearance, a bustier serves to push up the bust to create more cleavage. They are less constricting and are usually made from more flexible material.
  7. Bodystocking – A sheer, tight-fitting one piece garment that covers the legs, torso and sometimes arms.
  8. Bodysuit – Similar to a teddy, a bodysuit provides more coverage with thicker fabric. Usually worn as a layering piece.
  9. Brassiere – More commonly know as a bra, it is a woman’s undergarment that provides support for the bust.


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