Types of Romantic Lingerie

Sexy bras are just one form of lingerie.Sexy bras are just one form of lingerie.

Lingerie is an excellent way to spice up your sex life because it highlights and accentuates your figure by leaving it to the imagination. Paradoxically, it can often be sexier to cover a body part up than it is to expose it because it stimulates your partner's imagination. There are a few main types of lingerie you should be aware of, as each has its own set of strengths and weaknesses.

Baby Doll

While some types of lingerie are sexy-looking underwear, baby doll nighties are clearly designed to stand on their own. The top half has cups like a bra, which shapes and pushes up the breasts, while the bottom is a short, usually silk, skirt. These are generally worn to give a sweet, youthful look, regardless of the wearer's age.


A corset is a piece of lingerie that only goes on a woman's torso. It emphasizes her hourglass shape by pushing her breasts up and together, while pulling her waist in to reduce its perceived size, thus emphasizing her breasts and hips.


A chemise is a simple piece of lingerie, but it is still romantic and sexy. Rather than push, pull or suck anything in, it is just a thin, smooth nightie with small straps. It looks like a dress, except it is much more revealing, as it is not designed to be worn outside of the home.

Bras and Panties

Some romantic lingerie gets its appeal from its simplicity. Lace, strapless and pushup bras are all examples of lingerie, as are lacey underwear and G-string panties. These are all romantic forms of lingerie because they can be easily and comfortably worn under regular clothes.

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Sam Grover began writing in 2005, also having worked as a behavior therapist and teacher. His work has appeared in New Zealand publications "Critic" and "Logic," where he covered political and educational issues. Grover graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Arts in history.

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