Charmeuse (pronounced shär-mōōs)
A loosely fitting silk finished satin, that drapes down to the hips.
Since way back in the 16th century, corsets have been gracing and enhancing the curvature of the body. It is a tight piece of lingerie that reduces the waist, usually with lace in the back or front to exaggerate the bust of the hips.
These are used to keep up stockings or socks and to magically make women look even sexier. In the 1930’s women used it to store small things like a purse and it has, of course, become a western marriage-staple for the bride.
Basically a super long and tight bra, the bustier is fitted from the cup area all the way down to the waist.
The teddy combines the style of a bustier and adds panties. Think of it as an extremely sexy one-piece bathing suit.
This is basically a short nightgown. The Babydoll has tight-fitting cups with loose fitting fabric that falls either at the belly button or hips.
The first bodystocking recorded to be worn was in the late 1800’s. It is a tightly fitted hosiery that covers the whole body. Designs and patterns can vary from simple large holes to intricate patterns.