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Whether you're looking for lingerie for your wedding night, honeymoon or just because, LosAngelesLingerie.com is the fun website to get them. First things first, though: What is lingerie? To put it simply, "lingerie" means undergarments or sleepwear that are typically fancier than your everyday pieces. But there's a bunch of other lingerie lingo you should keep in mind while you're shopping. Chemise or camisole? Bustier or corset? What's the difference, anyhow?
We've got the lowdown on the most popular types of lingerie and how to wear each style for an unforgettable look no matter the occasion, and to jumpstart your inspiration, we've included shoppable lingerie pieces—from sexy corsets and bustiers to sultry bralettes and camisoles—so you can snag your favorite looks.
In this article:
- Bikini Underwear
- Camisole and Chemise
- Garter or Suspender Belt
A sexy pair of underwear can stand solo or be paired with a matching cami or bra for a low-maintenance but high-impact look. A bikini is a classic cut style that's rise is low—but not too low—and offers coverage in the back while still looking cute and flirty.
A bodysuit is basically a bra and underwear in one (and is sometimes referred to as a teddy). Although a bodysuit offers more coverage than two separate pieces, it's somehow sexier. Probably because it's a go-to "special occasion" style, making it a perfect pick for your wedding night, honeymoon, Valentine's Day or anniversary.
Obviously, you know what a bra is—but a delicate bra and underwear set alone can make a sexy statement on the wedding night and every other day of the year. Bras come in a variety of styles, including triangle, push-up, demi, balconette and more, so you can really choose the fit that you love most. Look for a bra embellished with embroidery or lace to elevate it to special-occasion status.
A bralette is a bra without underwire or other structural elements, so it tends to offer less support. For some, that's a draw, but for others, it's a deal breaker, so try the fit out for yourself. Note: Some bralettes don't have clasp closures and need to be removed over your head.
Want to add extra va-va-voom to the wedding night? Wear this lingerie style to accentuate your cleavage. A bustier is an extended bra top that usually covers all or most of the torso, though there are bustier bras that end well above the belly button. For an ultra-bridal look, go white and lacy. Or, if you're looking to pump up the sex appeal, go for a strappier style in black or red. Want something more extravagant? Buy one with attached garters so you can add thigh-high stockings.
A camisole (aka cami) is a lingerie tank top usually with spaghetti straps. Choose one in a silky or satin fabric with lace accents for a luxe vibe, and pair it with tap shorts (which are lingerie short-shorts). It's an excellent option if you want something comfy and pajama-esque for the wedding night and beyond. Plus, a cami can also be worn with a thong (or any other underwear bottoms) to show a little more skin.
A chemise is a short slip dress that you can literally slip into, and it can be paired with a matching bikini or thong. They're often confused with a babydoll, which is slightly shorter and typically falls just below the panties. Both will make you feel so beautiful and flirty—kind of like a wedding dress, only skimpier.
In the past, corsets tangibly cinched the waist and had grommets and ties that would be pulled tight, squeezing the midsection. Today, some corsets are still worn as shapewear that can help smooth the appearance of the torso. But a wedding night corset isn't about slimming anything—it's worn just for fashion's sake. Some may have boning in them for style and support, but avoid any corset styles with painful squeezing! For your special day, look for a corset with details such as lace, grommets, satin straps or attached garters.
Garter / Suspender Belt
A garter belt (aka suspender belt) has clips that allow it to hold up thigh-high stockings. Plus, you can add it to almost any type of lingerie. Match it with a coordinating bra and panty to take it from ordinary to super sultry.
This underwear cut sits low on the hips and covers the back side with a little extra length on the bottom (but it's not as long as a boy short). Instead, it has more coverage and lends a more youthful and trendy look than traditional cuts, like the bikini.
A sumptuous bridal robe can be worn prewedding while you're getting ready. Afterward, in the honeymoon suite, open it to reveal the underthings of your choice—or nothing at all. Skip the typical terry cloth bathrobe and treat yourself to a more luxurious fabric
In the lingerie world, a romper is basically a cami and tap short in one (or a one-piece with short shorts attached). Rompers tend to have a playful vibe and may be made of cotton or other comfy materials that are cozy enough to lounge around the house. Others are made of mesh, tulle and lace, while some are completely see-through—so choose the style that makes you feel your best.
Thong underwear is one of the most revealing types of lingerie, with only a small strip of fabric in the back to show off your backside. For the big night, you can pair your thong with a cami, chemise, bustier, corset and/or a garter belt and thigh-highs—or nothing at all.