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A

  • Adhesive bra
    This bra doesn't have any straps or bands of any sort.The cups are sticked to the bare bust....
  • Angora wool
    A downy coat produced by the angora rabbit. The hair is soft and oneof the thinnest animal hair and the only natural hollow fibre.The hollow space ens...
  • Application
    This can be lace added to the seam of a bra or nightgown....
  • Applique
    Adornment on your lingerie.Net lace, embroidery, different fabrics or rhinestones are sewed on the fabric...
  • Aqua-Bra
    A different form of a push-up bra.The pads are filled with water and therefore highlight your cleavage.Minor disadvantage: this bra is heavier than th...

B

  • Babydoll
    This is a short, sleeveless nightgown....
  • Balconnet-bra
    This bra highlights your cleavage with outward straps and a 3/4 cup.There also might be some additional pads sewed in which give the brathe same effec...
  • Bolero
    This short cardigan is mostly sold without fastening.When buying at an lingerie department, the bolero is often made of net lace....
  • Boudoir style
    Oh-la-la, lingerie with cute details like a deep cleavage, net lace or frills....
  • Boxershorts
    Also known as french knickers. These shorts have a loose leg....
  • Bra chemise
    Offered with wires, padded or pre-molded cups....
  • Bra chemise with wire
    Chemise made of cotton, modal or microfiber.By adding a wire it also offers support for your bust....
  • Brocade
    A high-end jacquard fabric which might include gold or silver.Can be used as a braid....

C

  • Cashmere
    A fibre obtained from the cashmere goat. The hair is extremely softand make a cuddly fabric. Therefore the wool is very expensive....
  • Catsuit
    A one-piece made of elastic material such as lace....
  • Charmeuse
    The wrap threads are crossed over three times or even more. The backhas a dull finish....
  • Chiffon
    Sheer fabric with a slightly rough feel.Can be used for super soft lingerie....
  • Convertible Bra
    Perfect for strapless dresses.Stays up thanks to special lining in the back....
  • Cup
    The part of the bra that holds your bust.Cups come in different sizes, ranging from size A up to size J.There are different shapes of cups.1/2 cup: th...
  • Cup-bra
    This form of bra covers the bust completely.Water braThis bra highlights your busts.It is comparable to a push-up bra because pads filled with a mix o...
  • Cupless bra
    A sexy bra with wire and pads. The bust is only partly covered....

D

  • Den/denier
    Denier is used to measure the thickness of a fabric.The smaller the number, the finer the fabric....

E

  • Embroidery
    Often used to decorate fabrics....

F

  • Fishnet stockings
    The fishnet optic can vary a lot, depending on the size of the fishnets....

G

  • G-String
    This form of a thong is uses very less fabric. The sides, front andback parts are very small....
  • Garter belt
    This type of belt is the dot on the i of a sexy lingerie-set.It is used to hold up stockings....
  • GHa
    To enhance the bust and make less more gel-pads are added to the cups.This way the bra has the same effect as a push-up bra...
  • Girdle
    A collective name for elastic and non-elastic undergarment for women.Girdles are shaping your body...
  • Girdle panty
    Panty that covers your thighs.This panty slightly forms your legs....
  • Guipure-lace
    Also known as Filet lace.This type of lace is very exclusive and expensive.High-end lingerie is often adorned with Guipure-lace...
  • Gusset
    Used in tights or underwear to add breath to the crotch seam....

H

  • Halter Bra
    Instead of having the straps run along your shoulders, this bra closes in the back of your neck....
  • Haute Couture
    This term refers to exclusive Parisian fashion.In addition to their regular collection French designers likeChristian Lacroix offer lingerie with that...

L

  • Linen
    This fabric is sturdy, comfortably cool on your skin.Linen looks very precious....
  • Lingerie
    Dessous (french, meaning below, under), the word for underwear and corsetry....
  • Lingerie
    General term to describe undergarment, high-end fashion....
  • Lurex
    This yarn has a metallic appearance and is mostly used for evening dresses....
  • Lycra
    This is the brand name for spandex by DuPont.It is mostly used for lingerie and swimwear....

M

  • Mastectomy bra
    Special bras designed to fit a prosthesis. The come in differentdesigns with e.g. a high neckline...
  • Mastectomy bra
    The cups in this bra include small pockets in which you can add asilicone-prosthesis....
  • Microfiber
    Polyester, polyamide and polyacrylics are the base for this microfiber.Microfibers are threads that are up to 60 times thinner than the human hair.Adv...
  • Millefleurs
    This word is french and means "a million flowers". Fabrics with this name are full of tiny flowers. It is mostly used for undershirts, sometimes also ...
  • Mini-thong
    This type of thong barely uses any fabric. Narrow straps make sure the front and back triangle stays where it is supposed to be....
  • Minimizer
    This bra makes the bust look smaller. Minimizer bras are mostly manufactured up to size G....
  • Modal
    Modal is a bio-based fiber which uses cellulose. Modal is mostly mixed with other fibers such as polyester or cotton. The fabric is soft and is slight...
  • Molding
    Thermoplastic, seamless molding of the cups....

N

  • Negligee
    This term is a french word and means neglected. It describes a nightgown. Today the term is used to refer to precious and sexy nightwear for women....
  • Non-wire bra
    A bra without wire has less function than a bra with wire.It doesn't offer as much support....

O

  • Outward Straps
    The straps are attached at the outer corner of the cup, near your armpits.This allows you to wear shirts with an extremely low neckline.Your cleavage ...

P

  • Padded bra
    The bra has a pad inside the cup which can be removed. The pad is usedto enlarge the bust....
  • Padded straps
    Prevent the straps from pinching.Mainly used for larger busts....
  • Paisley design
    This print reminds you of the Yin Yang symbol or different bohemian patterns....
  • Panty girdle
    This panty forms and supports your body. It molds your belly, hips and buttocks. Soft molding panty girdles are characterised by hidden double lining ...
  • Petticoat
    A petticoat is a skirt in different lengths made of many layers of nylon-fabric.You might know a petticoat from different Rock'n'Roll memories...
  • Piping
    This is a way of adding an appealing end to the fabric. The selvage,pockets or slits are highlighted with this technique.PerlonIn Germany, this is a t...
  • Pique
    This is a waving style known as "pique cotton".Parts of this fabric are raised, the fabric therefore appears to be quilted.This fabric is used for dif...
  • Pleat
    The french word 'pli' means fold.Pleats are narrow, continuous folds in a fabric....
  • Polyester
    This is a synthetic fibre.Polyester is soft, easy to clean and resistant....
  • Pre-molded cups
    Seamless pre-molded cups in your bra.This bra is perfect for tight clothing....
  • Pure silk
    Sleepwear made of pure silk is the epitome of luxury. Silk feels great on your skin. Its precious glamour and the softness make silk incomparable to a...
  • Push-up bra
    The cups are padded and have pads which form a beautiful cleavage....

Q

  • Quarter-cup bra
    A sexy bra. The bust is mostly visible and is only being supported bya wire and a small piece of fabric....

R

  • Ruffle
    Ruffles are used to decorate the neckline of a bra....

S

  • Seamed stockings
    This type of stocking is super sexy, having a line running up the backof your leg from your heel to your thigh....
  • Seamless
    Seamless lingerie is invisible under tight clothing....
  • Sequin
    These small round beads are used for decorative purposes.They can be sewed on lingerie or swimwear....
  • Sheer
    Used in flimsy fabric, mostly for stockings....
  • Silicone
    Silicone can be added to the inside of stockings or strapless bras toprevent them from slipping....
  • Spaghetti straps
    Very thin shoulder straps used for night gowns, tops or bras....
  • Spandex/Elastan
    A synthetic fibre with incredible elasticity....
  • Sports bra
    A sports bra supports the bust when exercising.The wide underbustband gives extra support. The wide shoulder strapsare comfortable to wear.A sports br...
  • Stay-ups
    This kind of stockings stay up thanks to silicone straps on the inside.The top of the stocking is often adorned with lace....
  • String ouvert/Peek-a-boo thong
    Sexy thong with an open crotch...
  • Suspenders
    A sexy part of your lingerie. Stockings are attached to the suspender....

T

  • T-shirt bra
    This bra is perfect for tight clothing. The seamless cups areinvisible under every shirt....
  • Taffeta
    A fabric made of silk or silky synthetic fibre.Taffeta can crumple very easily.It is often used for cocktail dresses or wedding dresses....
  • Tankini
    A tankini combines a swimsuit and a bikini.The top covers your belly like a swimsuit, but a tankini consists oftwo pieces like a bikini....
  • Triangle bra
    The cups of this bra are triangles, therefore the name.This bra is perfect for women with smaller busts....
  • Trim
    This is a collective term for all kinds of ribbons, ruffles, gimps,buttons, etc.Bra straps are often adorned with some trims....
  • Tulle
    A fine netting which is often used for lingerie....

U

  • Underbust size
    The underbust size is the most important measurement when it comes tofinding out your bra size.To get more information, visit this page!...
  • Underwire bra
    Bra with included wire. The wire forms, supports and holds the bust.Underwire bras are manufactured up to size I or J....

V

  • Valance
    A round-cut piece of fabric.Often compared to ruffles.Valance is used to decorate nightwear....
  • Velvet
    Is tufted fabric....
  • Velvet, panne velvet
    This type of velvet is very comfortable to wear.It is normal velvet, the only difference is that it was made flat andtherefore has a shimmery appearan...
  • Vichy
    A chequered fabric in two colours. Often used for swimwear....

W

  • Weftloc
    Weftloc is a type of fabric that is elastic in both directions.With this new technique the fabric is extremely elastic and can adjustto every movement...
  • Wire
    A wire is used to support the breast.The narrow wires are made of a flexible material, are comfortable towear without pinching.The wire is wrapped in ...

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