If you’ve ever been into a lingerie store, you know that there are a myriad of shapes, sizes and styles to choose from. With such a vast array of options, it can be a daunting task to pick out that perfect outfit for you or your lover. And if you’ve never been into a store like ours, the very idea of it can be overwhelming. Luckily for you, we are here to help! We’ll provide you with all the information you need in order to get the ideal item that fulfills all your desires. Most people have no idea what some of the different items are called and that can make it difficult for us to help you, so let’s start at the beginning with a little definition of the most common lingerie.
Corset: An item that covers the entire torso, from breasts to hips. It laces up the back (generally), and can be cinched tightly in order to accentuate the waistline and boost cleavage. Corsets can be worn alone, under clothing or even as outerwear. These are great for the lady (or man) with a little extra in the wrong places that they would like to push into the right ones. Can also be used to train (shape) the waist if used consistently for extended periods of time.
Bustier/Merrywidow: Similar to a corset, but not as substantial, these generally have a hook and eye closure instead of lacing up. They often have an underwire cup in them and come with attached garters. If you are wanting the look of a corset without all the time-consuming lacing, these are a great choice.
Waist Cincher/Underbust Corset: Same as a corset, but sits under the bustline. These are great to pair with a bra and pair of panties set for a truly unique outfit that gives you all the right curves.
Chemise: A “dress-like” item that fits close to the body and shows off your curves. Can vary in length, from just under the bum to the floor, but most fall mid-thigh. They come in a wide variety of styles and colors, so it’s one of the easiest items to find something to suit just about everyone.
Babydoll: Similar to a chemise, these generally hug the breasts and then flow away from the body. Great for people who want to disguise their midsection a bit (think pregnant or already had a few kids), or those who don’t like things too form fitting.
Camisol: A sleeveless shirt-like style that is usually soft and silky and is often paired with panties or another type of bottom. These are perfect for ladies that like to be comfortable and sexy at the same time.
Teddy: Think one-piece swimming suit. These come in a large variety of styles; from high cut on the hip to a more of a romper style that covers most of the butt. This style has been around a long time, so sometimes it is thought of as an older style, but with the updated variety of cuts and colors these days, it’s a great choice for anyone that wants to elongate and show off those awesome legs!
Garter Belts/Straps: Some of the above lingerie comes with garter straps attached. Otherwise, you can purchase a garter belt by itself and pair it with anything you like. Garters have small clips on the end that allow them to be worn with almost all thigh high stockings. There are generally just two sizes O/S (one size fits most) and Queen (plus) size, as they are quite adjustable. The garter look is classic and great for accentuating a gorgeous pair of gams.
Stockings/Bodystockings: Stockings come in either a thigh high, to the waist, or full body option. They have a wide variety of colors and styles, including, fishnet, sheer, backseam, cuban heel and brocade. This large variety makes it easy to match up with any lingerie or even with your everyday outfits. Bodystockings can be worn underneath clothing to help smooth everything out or by themselves for some fun in the bedroom.
These are the basics, but there are lots of other options out there to appease every desire including vinyl, leather, pasties, crotchless panties and many more. If you keep in mind the person you’re buying for; accentuate the best features and pick something that excites you, you’re bound to make a good choice. Step out of the usual and try something different if you, or they, are up for a bit of adventure, but remember that the more comfortable someone is in something, the sexier they feel. And feeling sexy is always a good thing. So come on in and let us help you pick out something for a very special night.