Types of Lingerie
Different Types of Lingerie Styles for Every Body Type
Lingerie is the first thing you put on in the morning, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that good lingerie can really set the tone for your day. There’s no question that wearing lingerie set you love can make you feel beautiful and pulled-together. After all, the first rule of looking good is feeling good. The right lingerie set can give you that extra boost of happiness and confidence, whether it’s for date night, a formal occasion or any day you want to make a little special. Whether you’re looking for your very first set or you love exploring costumes, there’s lingerie out there that’ll make you feel great about your body and yourself.
Bra sets are a special addition to any wardrobe. It’s nice to have a gorgeous set waiting in your closet to pull out on a special occasion, but many bra sets make great everyday wear, too! If you’re dipping into lingerie for the first time, a matching set is a good way to start building your collection.
Finding a set of lingerie you love and want to wear makes it a great investment. Even if you don’t use that matching plunge bra and panties set at the same time, you’ll always have the option. Plus, investing in a high-quality bra and underwear set that fits your body and flatters your shape will make you feel comfortable when you’re wearing next to nothing. A well-tailored lingerie set makes you look as amazing as you feel, even if you’re the only one who sees it!
Styling Tip: Wearing a bralette or lace bra under a drop armhole tank is a fun way to show off a bit of your favorite lingerie
Maybe you’re already a lingerie aficionado, or you want to make date night memorable for your significant other. If you’re ready to get creative with your undergarments, lingerie costumes might be for you. Costumes are a little more creative than lingerie sets.
There’s no need to hunt for missing pieces or think about mixing and matching, but you can still use each piece separately if you want! There’s a lingerie costume that’s right for every body type and personal style.
Featured Style: Schoolgirl's Costume Lingerie Tie Top White Plaid Mini Skirt Set
Styling Tip: Keep this look fresh by combining these costumes with lingerie you already have, like a sheer chemise or sexy hosiery.
While babydolls and chemises both look like short nightgowns, there are subtle differences. Chemises usually fit snugly and skim the body, hitting around mid-thigh.
Babydolls have a looser fit, a shorter hemline and often have cups for extra chest support. Thanks to their dress-like cuts, both babydolls and chemises play up your bust and hips and draw attention to your waist. In a variety of cuts and materials, there’s sure to be a babydoll or chemise that’s a fit for you. In the bedroom, you can layer these pieces over a bra and panties for a new spin on the lingerie you already have in your closet.
Featured Style: Dreamy Mesh and Lace Black Babydoll Set
Featured Style: Black Lace Bustier Garter Slip Chemise Lingerie
Styling Tip: Depending on the color and length, some chemises can also pull double duty as a slip!
As a one-piece swimsuit is to a bikini, the bodysuit is to the bra-and-panties set. Like a leotard, it covers from shoulders to hips, often with a closure at the crotch. Some bodysuits can be paired with pants or skirts as a top that never needs to be tucked in; the racier ones are a fun alternative to lingerie sets with multiple pieces. Bodysuits offer some shaping and smoothing, as well as breast support. The material can range from lace to sheer to everything in between, so you’ll be able to find something as cute as it is comfortable.
Like bodysuits, teddies are another one-and-done piece of lingerie; unlike bodysuits, they’re meant to stay in the bedroom. Many teddies offer plunging necklines or come in sensual material like lace. Coverage, cuts and closures can vary, but all teddies are meant to move with the body, making you feel comfortable and beautiful at the same time.
Featured Style: Black Dotted Mesh Silver Lace Applique Open Front Teddy
Styling Tip: Both teddies and bodysuits can be easily paired with a pair of jeans or a skirt. Try layering with a denim jacket, blazer or bomber for a little extra coverage.
Worn over the legs, torso and sometimes arms, bodystockings are a natural extension of the bodysuit. In a variety of materials and styles, these are versatile and unique lingerie pieces that offer more coverage than other kinds without sacrificing sensuality. Whether you’re looking for fishnets, sheer, lace, crotchless, strapless, elbow length or something else altogether, there’s a bodystocking style that’s right for you.
Many bodystockings are one-size-fits-all or offered in plus sizes, so picking the perfect fit isn’t as complicated as some other lingerie items. A sultry addition to any wardrobe, bodystockings can be used on their own as lingerie pieces or layered over lingerie.
Featured Style: Plunge Crisscross Halter Open Back Lingerie Bodystocking
Styling Tip: Try pairing a bodystocking with a skirt or a dress. Your top will never come untucked, and the tights are built-in!
A little retro, a little sexy, a lot of fun - stockings and tights are a great addition to not only a lingerie collection, but to a fashion wardrobe. It’s simple to mix and match your hosiery with bras and panties you already have. In all sorts of styles like lace, fishnets or sheer, you’re sure to find something that fits your style and complements your wardrobe.
Stockings or thigh highs are perfect to pair with a teddy or bustier for intimate occasions, or with a garter and skirt as outerwear. Once you find hosiery that you love, you’ll find plenty of reasons to wear it.
Featured Style: Black Leopard Fishnet Stockings
Styling Tip: If you’re not sure what color to choose, going with hosiery that’s the color of your shoes is always a good bet.
Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and sexy in their own body, and lingerie that fits well can help you look and feel your best. “Plus-size” and “sexy” aren’t mutually exclusive. Stunning bras, panties and lingerie sets designed for women of all sizes, shapes and sensibilities.
There’s nothing better than feeling confident and beautiful in the skin you’re in and finding lingerie that fits your personal style while flattering your body is one surefire way to make you feel totally gorgeous.
Featured Style: Plus Size Red and Black Lace Babydoll Lingerie Set
Bustiers & Corsets have been used for centuries as both lingerie and outerwear to shape and accentuate curves. By cinching the waist and supporting the breasts, this classic piece of lingerie creates a classically feminine silhouette. These days, corsets are usually the centerpiece of a steamy lingerie look rather than essential daily wear. Luckily, modern-day corsets are a lot more comfortable than the Victorian-era versions.
If you love the look and aesthetic of a corset but want less boning and cinching, a bustier is a perfect alternative that doesn’t sacrifice style for comfort.
Featured Style: Sexy Hot Pink and Black Open Cup Bustier
Styling Tip: When you want to use a corset as outerwear, try contrasting its fitted nature by layering it over a flowy blouse or dress or under a blazer. This lets you show off that iconic shape with a little more coverage
There are more choices than ever before when it comes to lingerie. With styles, cuts and sizes that flatter every figure, there are endless opportunities to find pieces you’ll adore. Whether you’re planning a surprise for a special someone or treating yourself, finding lingerie you love is an investment that’s sure to pay off.