What Is a Babydoll?

Short, sexy, loose fitting, often transparent nightgown are called by the name ‘babydoll‘. These negligees for a woman are now eroticized and used as adult apparel. The word ‘babydoll’ emerged from the movie ‘Baby Doll’ released in 1956 and having as its heroine, Caroll Baker, who acted as a 19 year old nymph. In the early 1990s, babydoll came to take on the ‘kindawhore” look.

The Difference Between Chemise and Babydoll

A chemise is an undergarment or lingerie in one piece coming down to the thigh, though if used as a sleep suit, chemises these days are also available as a full length nightwear. It is like a short sleeveless dress. Though it is quite similar to babydoll lingerie, it is different in the sense that it is more shaped and fitted tightly at the hips. Chemises are also made of silk and satin or lace and nylon much like babydolls. In addition to this, the chemise is still used as an undergarment, therefore it may or may not be erotic and decorated like a babydoll.

Babydoll Lingerie

Babydolls are now part of a woman’s lingerie. ‘Lingerie‘ is a word which comes from the French word ‘linge’ referring to washable. Now the word has come to refer to alluring women’s undergarments.

Babydoll lingerie is made to be very sexy leaving the woman’s legs totally exposed and often emphasizing or revealing her breasts. Matching panties are sold with these and quite often the babydoll is short enough to reveal the underwear.

The different styles of babydoll lingerie are made from luxury fabrics and accented with bows and faux furs, lace and ruffles and ribbons to give them an elaborated sexy look. Among their different styles are those which hang off the shoulder held by spaghetti straps or lace bras that cup the breasts. The material is usually sheer and is see through. They could be of silk or chiffon or nylon. Babydolls are also very popular as bridal lingerie. Starting at around $ 25, many babydolls are priced to suit the working woman’s purse.

Babydolls are meant to fit well. So they come in different sizes including plus sizes. Babydoll sets come with G-string panties too. Sexy babydoll lingerie is truly revealing and can set a man’s heart racing. There are a number of top brand designers in Europe, UK and the Americas, who specialise in a hundred different styles and colors of babydolls.

Often babydolls are sought after gifts at Valentine’s Day. There are special satin heart printed red babydoll available for the day. Babydolls even come in fishnet material to add to the sexy flavour. In short, a baby doll accentuates the feminine charms of a woman.

While the babydoll may seem to be an undergarment or something that cannot be worn outside your bedroom, the current fashion trends state otherwise. Babydolls can also be used as a sexy top and worn to parties in combination with a mini-skirt or tight pants.

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