Glossary Of Lingerie Terms

Originally posted 4 Apr 2016 15:46:00 


Lingerie to us covers a wide range of underwear but we believe it to have a sensuous, sexy vibe - beautiful garments whilst functional are worn to be alluring and make the wearer feel uber feminine. Lingerie is often fashioned from soft sheer mesh fabric and uses trims of lace and satin and ribbon bows.

The word lingerie comes from the French word linge which means to wash (laundry). Lingerie developed in the late nineteenth century and freed the ladies of the court from wearing restrictive corsets


Babydolls and Babydoll Nightwear

Yes we can all go to a High St store and buy a bland nightdress but if you really want to dazzle in the bedroom a babydoll nightie can be just the thing to accentuate your curves and cover the bits you don't want on show! A true babydoll shape (we notice lots of people call them babydolls but they aren't really) comes out from under the bust line thereby giving a sexy full skirt covering a multitude of sins. Most manufacturers provide a tiny g-string too however, we recommend buying a pair of our crotchless knickers which at CurvaceousBeauties come in a wide range of gorgeous colours and soft lace designs to really get the OH pulse's racing.


This word really gets my pulse racing as I am a big fan of historial novels and period TV dramas and the ladies always wore a chemise under their clothes (think Lucrezia Borgia in the Borgais or Lucrezia Danati in Da Vinci's Demons). They were light, white and made from the softest fabrics often linen to keep them cool. Modern day chemises are not really like that but made in a beautiful range of colours and fabrics. Ours are satin (mainly the Shirley Of Hollywood versions and Seven Til Midnight styles), lace (see our amazing all over lace raspberry pink chemise) and chemises with suspender straps so you can wear your favourite stockings if like me you like to cover your legs (our red and black suspender chemise is the most popular). Chemises are longer than the babydoll nightwear items on offer and often are fairly straight down which is very flattering. We also have our ballerina length chemise which is providing popular amongst you Diva sizes.


Ah sexy stockings - we love them here at Curvaceous - so do our customers. Our own range, we have so many styles and colours on offer it's hard to choose. Made from modern Nylon they have great stretch and are wider legs in the plus sizes than standard stockings. Stockings need suspender straps (garter straps to our American friends) and do not stay up on their own. Choose from red, black or white, fishnet, plain or winter thick we have them all. Worn with one of our plus size suspender belts, you will be the sexy beauty you have always dreamed of in the bedroom.

Hold Ups

As the name suggests these are stockings that do not not need straps to hold them up. Very popular to keep you fresh and cool and a great alternative to tights. Wear a sexy fishnet pair on a night out or a plain pair under your work outfit (shh only you will know you have them on). Look great worn with our shorter babydoll nightwear too.

Crotchless Knickers

Ah a specialism (is that a real word lol) at CurvaceousBeauties - our customers love 'em. We have size 10 right up to Diva size 30. Feel the freedom of crotchless we say - if you don't know what they are or not tried them yet the clue is in the name. Sometimes the whole crotch is out for a quick entry shall we say and sometimes it's a front split. We of course have our staple black and also white (lots of our ladies [and men] buy for their wedding night) yellow, red, blue, purple and hot pink. In fact if you can find a colour we don't have let me know and I will find it (I love a challenge). Check out our amazing range of plus size crotchless knickers now.


Corsets are great but we openly admit at CurvaceousBeauties they are a challenge to sell. If we sell them (and believe me there aren't many we do or would) you know they are sized correctly. Everybody over a size 8 has different boobies size, waist size and hips size - therefore it's crazy to think that one tight fitting garment 'fits all' - it just doesn't work. We sell our fabulous faux leather corset because it's well made, stretchy so a little forgiving and our model Scarlet has quite a large cup size and her size fits her beautifully (as we are sure you will agree by her lovely pics) so if you see a corset in our store you know it's been sized properly. We are on the lookout for more I promise!

Bedroom Dresses

As the name suggests you probably wouldn't want to go clubbing in our dresses (although we know some of you do by the pics you send us - you daring dollies!!) ours are short, sassy and sexy. Take our wet look, lace back dress it's very naughty - surprise your OH and wear this dress and supply a spanker for the ultimate in bedroom fun. Our black lace dress is very popular too and now comes in red and pink. Bedroom dresses come in PVC, all over lace and soft microfibre for stretch and support. Go girls!! 

That's it for now folks. This glossary will be added to from time to time. If you think something should be added please contact us.

Love from Julia x



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