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Little lingerie dictionary

Different types of lingerie

What is lingerie?

Lingerie is fine underwear for women. Like so many beautiful things of good taste, the word comes from France. Another word for fine underwear is Lingerie, also from the French. Americans like to say Intimates, sportier underwear is called Bodywear denoted.

Underwired bra

A beautiful underwired bra provides perfect support and sets curves perfectly with the two integrated underwires, which are usually made of metal.

These thin metal brackets have a shaping effect and support the bust. This is particularly important for large cup sizes.

Wired bras are available in these subcategories:

  • Unpadded or unpadded bra have no padding or cups for a very natural shape with slight support from the underwire.

  • T-shirt bra, a molded bra without seams, so it is invisible even under tight tops.


  • Padded or cup bra with preformed cups that gently lift the breasts and give them a nice round shape. with strong Padding is what this cup bra is called a push-up or maximizer because it makes the bust appear significantly larger.


  • Balconette bra with particularly wide side straps and half cups, making balconette bras particularly sexy. It's also practical, because the bra straps remain invisible, even with tops that have a wide cut-out. Also available as a push-up, then usually called a dirndl bra.
The sexy balconette variant is called bra-lift as a demi cup or as a 1/4 cup. The demi or 1/2 cup extends to about the nipples. In the quarter cup, the breasts are exposed and are supported and slightly raised by the cups

    Bralettes or triangle bras

    Are in the Usually worked without underwire and particularly suitable for smaller breasts. They are very comfortable and yet extremely seductive. There are different models that give different support.Bralettes are also available with cups that can be padded in different ways.

    Ouvert and peephole bras such as open cup bras

    < span>Is the sexy version of lingerie, which is available for all types of lingerie and is often referred to as lingerie. Ouvert comes from French and means "open", English "open" - i.e. panties or bodysuits that are open at the crotch or an open bra that is in the area of ​​the Nipples has playful openings. Peephole is an ouvert variant and means peephole... By the way, the fishbelly collection is known for its beautiful ouvert lingerie.