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Understanding Lingerie Lingo

Lets talk about understanding lingerie lingo. Not everyone knows the definition of all types of lingerie, so we’re here to share the ‘lingo’ with you. Underthings have a certain pizazz that will turn ordinary into a charisma of intrigue. We attribute these factors to finding the perfect piece to complement each and every look regardless of your size and shape. Our selections personify extraordinary, and that is what you want when you slip into something sexy! We take great pride in our intimate apparel, women’s loungewear and sleepwear.

The impeccable craftsmanship of our designers embodies bold colors, eye catching prints along with luscious quality fabrics in hundreds of styles. We offer a variety of sizes and we love our plus size lingerie collection! Amongst other designers and distributors are the classy designers; Allure, BeWicked, Conquette, Elegant Moments, Golyta, and Oh-La-La Lingerie whom all contribute luxurious lingerie at fabulous prices! These designers are well known for understanding lingerie lingo and their intimate apparel is off the charts.

What is lingerie and where was it derived from?  Throughout the years, the design of lingerie has varied but the appeal is truly an influencing key factor in the big world of sexy and seduction. Let’s face it, women love lingerie and men adore them in it. So often though, people ask me what is the difference between this and that?  Well, I’m here to share with you our perspective of lingerie piece by piece.

For decades the look of lingerie strived to keep the feminine presence while it exhibits flirtatious lingerie for the lady of the 21st century! A woman’s appearance  theoretically is a manifesto of who she is. At Simply Delicious, we believe that a huge part of the anticipation is the sex appeal. Finding the right piece of sexy lingerie that accentuates your curves may not always be that easy. No two women are of the same build. Our shapes are different. Our weight fluctuates and are styles vary,  therefore, finding the perfect piece is not the easiest for a woman, but it can be mind blowing to the person who is undressing her.


corset is a garment worn to hold and shape the torso into a desired shape for artistic purposes. In recent years, the term “corset” has also been borrowed by the fashion industry to refer to tops which, to varying degrees, mimic the look of traditional corsets without actually acting as one. The most common and well known use of corsets is to slim the body and make it conform to a fashionable silhouette. They push up the breasts, narrow the waist and straighten the back.

In the 1980s Madonna brought the corset back to life and out of the closet as she wore them as an adornment in videos and at her concerts. Women went nuts over them and they were recreated keeping much of the appeal with an embellishing and bountiful glamorous flair! There are basically two types of modern corsets. An overbust corset will enclose the torso, extending from just under the arms to the hips. An underbust corset begins just under the breasts and extends downward to the hips. Some corsets extend over the hips. A shorter kind of corset, which covers the waist area is called a waist cincher. A corset might also include garters to hold up stockings or alternatively a separate garter belt may be worn for that. Don’t forget to accessorize it with those sexy thigh high stockings or a titillating pair of sheer or fishnet stockings.

Now, you might ask, what is the difference between a bustier and a corset? A bustier is shorter than a corset and does not attempt to shape the waist at all. Remember a bustier is designed to shape the bust whereas the corset is more about the hips and waist. Another way to make sense of it is to remember that a bustier shows off the tummy and the corset does a magnificent job of hiding it.


bustier is a one-piece, tight-fitting, sleeveless garment, designed with cups and flexible boning. It is meant to fit around your breasts and down around your ribcage. It usually ends at the waist unlike a corset. Hooks and eyes, cord or ribbon, connect most of them. They are almost always strapless. They are meant to define a woman’s shape and enhance her breasts. The bustier is often worn on the outside directly over the skin, or over other garments like blouses, shirts & t-shirts.


chemise is a garment that vaguely resembles the older shirts but is typically more delicate, most stunning and oh so provocative. Most commonly the term refers to a loose-fitting, sleeveless undergarment or type of lingerie which is unfitted at the waist. It can also refer to a short, sleeveless dress that hangs straight from the shoulders and fits loosely at the waist. A chemise typically does not have any buttons or other fasteners and is put on by either dropping it over the head or stepping into it and lifting it up. The perfect chemise can be a real show-stopper!

A chemise is quite similar to babydoll,, which is also a short, loose-fitting, sleeveless garment. Typically, babydolls are more loose-fitting at the hips and are generally designed to more resemble a nightgown, although many modern styles have added various sexualizing features making the  chemise a super hot and sought after piece to add to any lingerie collection.


A woman’s loose-fitting undergarment for the upper body, typically held up by shoulder straps and having decorative trimming. Camisoles are light loose fitting sleeveless tops typically made with soft cotton, delicate lace trim around the chest and held up by thin spaghetti straps. Always shorter than a chemise, the camisole typically rests on the hips but may show off the tummy too. Nowadays the camisole is a staple of any girl’s fashion and may even be worn as outerwear. Our camisoles beauty is defined with a feminine presence and an eloquent look.


babydoll is a short, sometimes sleeveless, loose fitting nightgown or negligée intended as nightwear for women. It sometimes has formed cups called a bralette for cleavage with an attached loose fitting skirt falling in length usually between the upper thigh and the belly button. The garment is often trimmed with beautiful lace, ruffles, appliques marabou fur, bows and ribbons, optionally with spaghetti straps. Sometimes it is made of sheer or translucent fabric like nylon, chiffon, satin, or silk. This is the perfect go-to piece when in doubt and it covers your hips and tush if you are a bit shy.


The teddy is basically a body suit that is sexy and fun. It can have cups for a bra, without cups and straight or have no cups at all. No matter what kind you have the teddy will be an intricate part of your wardrobe. The word teddy is probably the first thing most people think of when they hear the word lingerie, at least it is for me. An image pops up of this sexy spaghetti strapped little lacy one-piece suit, right? Well the teddy is more than just that.

The teddy adds flare to your clothing by enhancing what you have and hiding any flaws you might think you have. Find your favorite color and wear it with confidence. A Teddy is lingerie which combines both a camisole top and a panty into a single piece. A teddy can have many variations but most are made of light, delicate fabrics that fit smoothly and comfortably over the torso. They hug your body and fit your curves so that the breathtaking overture is captivating and astonishing!

Garter Belt

A garter belt is considered exotic lingerie. The belt is worn around the waist or hips directly against your skin.  Stockings are attached to the garter belt from four to eight dangling straps with clips. These straps are called garters. To complete this exotic lingerie look, a pair of high-heeled shoes could be worn for an added effect. This sexy lingerie look could also be complemented with a push-up bra, see through bra or other type of matching bra. The result is a sexy look that will definitely get your partner’s attention. The temperature will go from steamy to sweltering in the bedroom with this erotic piece! Personally I think that the garter belt is the easiest way to dress sexy and a fabulous way to show off your legs!

Sexy Matching Set

Who doesn’t love a sexy bra set? These days sexy matching lingerie sets are available in an array of styles from sheer lingerie sets to flirty boy shorts. Every woman wears bra sets. We have an entire drawer full of them. Do you have a favorite style? I prefer comfort and you can find comfort and sexy combined! The possibilities are endless! Sexy matching lingerie sets add style and expression to any look. Nonetheless, the assortment of accessible types can be quite challenging to find.

With an assortment of women’s intimate apparel at our online boutique, we focus on the sensuous appetite of those who wear it and those whom encounter it. After all, we are the aphrodisiac of taste and our sexy merchandise will certainly seduce your mind, and tantalize your soul. Now sexy matching sets are a centerpiece of fashion worn with high self-esteem and confidence. For all women, crossdressers and transgenders we have an assortment of sexy lingerie to make everyone feel desirable. At Simply Delicious, we carry seductive sets that will have you feeling confident from the inside out.

Understanding lingerie lingo is super helpful and a reliable tool to use when your not sure what your go-to undergarment should be.