The babydoll remains a must-have garment for anyone that loves their lingerie. Suitable for everything from seduction to sleeping, babydoll’s are the perfect addition to your lingerie collection, offering something that is comfortable yet still sexy. It is also suitable for virtually any body and with so many gorgeous garments available, it is easy to find the perfect babydoll for your needs.
Boasting a versatile design that caters to all body types, this naughty negligee has a storied history dating back decades, and while improvements have been made over the years, the core concept of the babydoll remains mostly unchanged.
This highlights just how timeless the babydoll is. Made from lightweight fabrics, the sleeveless nightgown is typically short in length and loose-fitting - a result of the lack of fabrics available during World War II when it was first manufactured.
Popularised by glamorous Hollywood icons of the 1950s, the babydoll soon became a mainstay in lingerie collections across the world, something that continues to this day! Better still, there are no shortages of fabrics to make this type of lingerie, with luxurious textiles like silk and chiffon offering the perfect balance between style and comfort.
Why we love the women’s babydoll
Perhaps the best reason we love babydoll’s is their versatility. Simply put, you won’t find much lingerie that is both comfortable and sexy. As a nightgown, the loose-fitting form, short length, and lack of sleeves offers ample comfort for those hotter nights.
Of course, as a negligee it remains a seductive garment that can be used to set the perfect mood for a night of love and romance. Whether you want to seduce your partner, celebrate a special occasion in style, or just feel sexy for yourself, a babydoll ticks all the boxes.
With various fabrics used, babydoll’s take on various styles. For example, bridal babydolls are soft and sensual while maintaining that seductive edge, making it ideal for post-wedding celebrations. There are styles that focus more so on comfort, these being great for sleepwear, and most are simply beautiful when worn, offering an elegant and luxurious feel that you expect from sexy lingerie.
Additionally, the babydoll is suitable for any body shape. No matter your weight, height, or build, a babydoll will accentuate your body in all the right ways. There are styles for highlighting certain areas while concealing others, making it possible to find a garment that fits you perfectly while leaving you looking gorgeous.
Choosing the Right Babydoll
Not sure what to look for when buying a sexy babydoll? Here are some things to consider:
What is its Purpose?
Think about why you are buying the garment. Is it for sexy sleepwear, something to seduce a lover, or celebrating a special occasion? Identifying the purpose makes it much easier to find the perfect babydoll for your needs!
What Do You Want to Show off?
We all have parts of our body that we love and want to show off. Conversely, we also have parts we hate and would prefer not to highlight. Think about each of these and use it to help find a style of babydoll that you feel confident wearing - babydolls are amazing for hiding certain areas while highlighting others!
Don’t Focus Too Much on Size
Babydoll sizes are not the same as other types of lingerie. Rather than traditional sizing, many babydolls come in small, medium, and large size options, while certain garments only come in a one size option.
The style of the garment tends to impact its fit more than anything else, with some designed to be loose fitting and others more figure hugging. So, don’t focus too much on the sizes of the item, rather looking for styles that accentuate your figure.
Types of Babydolls
As mentioned, there are countless styles of babydoll’s available. These typically fall into a few distinct categories, each one creating a unique aesthetic for the wearer while maintaining the main design of the night dress.
The Romantic Babydoll Dress
Romantic babydoll dresses cover a wide range of products, although we typically think of sensual and luxurious designs using romantic colours and fabrics. Think classic sexy lingerie colours like black or red, while modern designs often incorporate rich and elegant purples and turquoises.
These are equal parts sexy and comfortable, although they often tend to focus on a night of passion and romance in the bedroom. As with any babydoll, you can use it for seduction or sleeping, although we like to recommend the former with our romantic babydoll range.
Here are a few examples of romantic babydolls:
The Naughty Babydoll
While you can certainly seduce with a romantic babydoll, the naughty babydoll is intended for those that want to leave little to the imagination. These garments are often lower cut than others, making great use of sheer materials, pairing them with other fabrics to create an insanely seductive look.
These garments are for the kinkier people out. Sometimes there are lots of see-through portions to the dress, while other times portions like the cups are missing entirely - we even have a few strappy numbers that are as skimpy as a babydoll gets.
While soft and sensual materials can be used for a naughty babydoll, we prefer naughtier fabrics that leave you too tempting to resist. Think black wet look, mesh, and strappy garments such as these below!
Here are a few examples of naughty babydolls:
Yes, the dress is one of the most important aspects of any wedding day, yet don’t forget the importance of bridal lingerie! Celebrating your first evening as a married couple should be an unforgettable experience, and there are fewer garments better suited for this than a slinky bridal babydoll.
As you can imagine, these negligees make good use of white, with various hues paired together with beautiful trims and detailing to create a soft, delicate appearance. That said, you will still look your seductive best for a night of wedding celebrations, with various styles available to let you achieve the desired aesthetic.
Some brides want their lingerie to look sensual while others prefer a naughtier, more seductive appearance, so bridal baby-dolls come in a variety of designs to suit all preferences.
Check out some of our favourites below!
Buying gifts for Valentine’s Day does not need to be the chore many make it to be. Yes, it can be stressful trying to scramble together an idea for a romantic gift, with most going for the safe bet of chocolates, flowers, and possibly a cute love-themed teddy.
While they certainly lack originality, these gifts are a good option because they are your typical gifts for Valentine’s Day and are widely available, making it easier for those that are stuck on ideas for what to buy their partner.
However, one gift that too many people overlook for Valentine’s Day is sexy lingerie. This is the perfect gift for the most romantic day of the year, being something that you both get to enjoy, making all the romantic festivities that more enjoyable.
Of course, choosing the right Valentine’s Day lingerie is not always easy, especially when buying it for someone else, so check out our comprehensive guide for all the important info you need to know!
Who would you buy Sexy Lingerie for?
A good place to start is by considering who the gift is for. Obviously, it is someone you are romantically involved with, but it helps to think about where your current relationship is, as this should help influence what products are best suited for your situation.
For example, is this someone that you have just started dating or have been together for a long time? Are you planning a romantic weekend away together or are keeping things simple with a night in?
Those in long-term relationships will probably have a better idea of what styles of lingerie their partner will prefer, while those in newer relationships may need to do some research to determine what they might like.
By thinking carefully about who the lingerie is for, you should have a better idea of what items they will like and what things you may want to avoid. Buying for yourself? Then you probably already know what you like and what turns your partner on, so focus more so on styles and garments you will both enjoy.
Choosing a style of underwear
When choosing sexy Valentine’s Day lingerie it helps to know what styles are available. There is a lot different types of lingerie available in various styles, any of which may be to you or your partners liking.
There are many options available, any of which may be to your or your partners liking, whether it’s classic bra and panty sets or something more unique like a teddy, corset, chemise, or nightdress. If choosing for a partner, think about what type of lingerie items they already own to help find something they might like.
Also, consider what you are doing on Valentine’s Day when choosing a style. While something may look stunningly sexy for a night in the bedroom, it may not be comfortable or practical for an evening dinner date, so plan accordingly when looking at garment styles.
Choosing a Colour
One of the first things to consider when buying lingerie for Valentine’s Day is the colour. Certain colours are more befitting for this occasion, with obvious colours including seductive reds and blacks.
However, don’t assume you need to buy something in red, pink, or black, as there many other gorgeous colours for lingerie that she might like. From rich blues and purples to golds and silvers, there are many non-traditional colours for Valentine’s Day lingerie that will look breath-taking on, so don’t feel pigeon-holed into the usual colours.
Consider what colours she likes - look at her wardrobe and maybe a peek at her underwear drawer (assuming you are at that point in your relationship) to get a better idea of what tones she might feel sexiest in.
Choosing a Fabric
Sexy lingerie is typically made of more sensual materials like satin, silk, lace, and sheer. These not only look great but also feel amazing on the skin, helping the wearer feel much sexier, which is always what you want from lingerie.
Certain fabrics evoke a particular style, however, so you may want to consider what look you want to achieve, whether its for yourself or a partner. For example, silk and lace are often considered more romantic or glamorous, making these a great option for most Valentine’s lingerie.
Those seeking a more daring and risqué look may want to consider other fabrics like sheer and mesh, which leave less to the imagination, evoking a much naughtier look that many love. You can take things a step further with PVCs and leathers for a much kinkier aesthetic that is perfect for a wild night in the bedroom.
Tips for Choosing the Sexiest Valentine’s Day Lingerie
Romantic Lingerie - A Classic That Won’t Disappoint
Most lingerie retailers focus on romantic garments for this time of the year, so will notice some common themes in the various products for sale. For example, most romantic lingerie is made from lace, with the sensual fabric offering the perfect balance of naughty and nice, looking daring but classy at the same time.
These are often sold in reds, whites, and blacks, although purples and blues are becoming more widespread. Look for features that are revealing but also teasing, which is why lace is a good choice of material common on most romantic lingerie.
In terms of garments, most types of lingerie can be found in romantic styles including bra and panties, teddies, chemises and babydoll’s.
Undress to Impress
One of the great things about Valentine’s Day lingerie is that it usually does not take long to end up on the floor! So, why not plan for the inevitable… by purchasing lingerie that is perfect for strip teasing?
We recommend combing lingerie items for the ultimate Valentine’s Day striptease, as the more you have to remove the more anticipation you build! Bras and panties often come off last, so consider items that you can wear over these while undressing, with naughty negliges and night robes being especially good for this. You can add accessories like stockings and gloves too - anything you both will enjoy taking off!
Hearts and Bows for Fun Themed Lingerie
You will find a lot of stores are selling lingerie specifically for Valentine’s Day. They are typically red and have themed details such as a love hearts and ribbons. These are available in romantic and raunchy styles alike, with some being more revealing while others are more traditional lingerie items.
If you are unsure what to buy, these are a good option as they are fun and cheeky so can certainly be enjoyed by most couples.
Get Your Kink on with Some Risqué Garments
Looking for some less traditional Valentine’s Day lingerie? Then be sure to consider something more daring like PVC or leather lingerie, with various kinky garments available that are perfect for a wild night in the boudoir.
Remember, the lingerie doesn’t need to look a certain style for it to be appropriate for Valentine’s Day - it doesn’t not matter what it looks like as long as it makes the wearer feel sexy and leads to a passionate night of romance!
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Here at SeriouslySensual we love lace lingerie. Lace is possibly the most perfect fabric for sexy lingerie, being soft and sensual to touch while easy to style in countless ways. From cute to romantic to seductive, you can create various looks with lace lingerie, with a massive selection of garments making it easy to find a particular style.
Creating beautiful lace detailing on lingerie was traditionally done by hand, requiring a high level of skill and patience that resulted in an expensive asking price for most garments. This meant that lace underwear was synonymous with the wealthy, being a glamorous and extravagant buy that most could not afford.
Thankfully, modern lace lingerie is easy to manufacture, helping make it much more affordable for everyone. Yet the glamour and beauty associated with lace lingerie remains, so it’s the perfect way to treat yourself - or someone special in your life!
Of course, because sexy lace lingerie is so popular today, finding the right style for your preferences can be challenging! Check out some buying tips below that can help find the best lace lingerie for any occasion:
What is the Purpose of the Lingerie?
Before you buy anything, think about the reason you want lace lingerie. If it is just for general use, then you are free to choose whatever styles, colours, and textures meet your preferences. Those that have a specific purpose for the lingerie, such as celebrating an anniversary or going on a hot date, may want to focus on more alluring and seductive styles.
The great thing about lace lingerie is its versatility. A garment you wear to work can easily be used for a night in the bedroom, while there are plenty of comfortable products that focus more on functionality than how sexy you look.
It therefore helps to consider what you want the lace lingerie to achieve! Doing so can help you narrow your search, focusing on styles, colours, and fabric pairings that work best for your needs.
Choose Layered Garments for More Coverage
While we love slinky lace lingerie, we understand that it is not for everyone. Some people want more coverage from their lingerie, and there are plenty of options for those seeking more modest styles in their lace garments.
Layered lace lingerie combines lace with other fabrics, creating the same glamorous aesthetic without feeling too exposed. Providing a subtler sexy style, layered lace underwear is perfect for many occasions, whether you want to provide a teasing glimpse in the bedroom or wear something luxurious to work.
Floral Lace for a Flirty Romantic Look
Floral and lace are a match made in heaven. While various designs are used on the intricate detailing of lace underwear, floral patterns are by far the most popular, and when you see just how gorgeous they look it is clear why.
Romantic styles of lingerie typically have cute floral trims and detailing, offering a flirty and seductive look that many desire. The fabric often pairs with other sheer materials, creating a sensual appearance that is equal parts glamour and seduction.
Better still, most types of lingerie use this style, with everything from sexy babydolls to chemises to bra and panty sets available with floral lace designs. It’s a great choice for lace lingerie, being versatile enough to create different aesthetics depending on what designs you choose.
Lace and Sheer for the Seductive Look
For a more seductive appearance from your lingerie, look no further than lace and sheer. This pairing is a lot naughtier so may not be for everyone, although those seeking to look their alluring best should certainly consider sheer and lace garments.
Sheer and lace can be paired in various ways, from the lace itself being a sheer material to other sheer fabrics that contrast with the lace. Due to the popularity of this pairing, you will find countless styles of sheer lace underwear, making it easy to find something to your liking.
Again, this is more of a seductive look, so you should be mindful that these styles of sexy lingerie often leave little to the imagination. This is intentional though, as sometimes you want to look irresistibly gorgeous in your sexy underwear!
If you are looking to celebrate an anniversary, treat your partner to a special night in, or want to look your seductive best for a new partner, you cannot go wrong with sheer and lace lingerie!
Blacks and Reds for a Timeless Style
Black and reds are popular colour choices for sexy lingerie. They help provide the perfect aesthetic, being equal parts sophisticated and seductive, so if you are unsure of what lace lingerie is right for you, we recommend starting here.
Whether choosing all red, all black, or a combination of each, the colours are solid option for lace lingerie. They are versatile colours too, being good for your sexy everyday undies and your romantic lingerie for those special occasions.
Stretch Lace for Comfort
Sexy lace lingerie doesn’t need to be uncomfortable. In fact, even the sexiest underwear should always be comfortable, as the more comfortable you are the sexier you feel, so always look for garments with a great fit.
All-lace garments are typically made using stretch lace fabric, which has a lot more give and feels soft on the skin compared to non-stretch, which is mostly used for trims and detailing rather than larger parts of the garment.
Most people find stretch lace lingerie to be the most comfortable, offering more give and a softer compared to non-stretch. They are often found on bras, teddies, and nightwear, and while certainly comfortable they retain all the glamour and luxury associated with lace lingerie.
Given all the planning that goes into a wedding, choosing your bridal lingerie is likely low down on your list of things to do. However, taking the time to carefully select the perfect lingerie to wear with your wedding dress is highly recommended!
The last thing you want to do is be wearing uncomfortable lingerie for the duration of your wedding. It won’t only feel uncomfortable but may also show in your photos, so it always helps to invest some time to find the right garments for the big day.
Of course, this can be challenging for many brides-to-be that are unsure what to look for and what considerations to make, so check out some of our tips for how to choose the perfect bridal lingerie
Wedding Lingerie - Size Matters
Choosing the right size of lingerie is always important, but it becomes even more so for wedding lingerie. Don’t make the mistake of squeezing into a size slightly too small, as you do not want to be wearing uncomfortable underwear for the entirety of a wedding!
This doesn’t just apply to going up a size, as many people wear lingerie that could be smaller sizes, especially for bras. Again, the last thing you want is spending all your wedding sore and achy from wearing the wrong size of lingerie.
Remember, no matter your size or shape, there is a near limitless selection of beautiful wedding lingerie. This makes it easy to find the perfect garment in the right size, allowing you to look and feel sexy while also remaining comfortable throughout the long day
Consider Getting a Professional Fitting for your wedding underwear
As mentioned above you want your wedding lingerie to fit perfectly, so what happens if you don’t know your measurements? Go get a professional fitting! There are many lingerie retailers that provide professional measurements, usually free of charge, allowing you to determine what sizes you need for your bridal lingerie.
Not only is this great for getting your measurements, but it also allows you to speak with a sales assistant that knows all the ins and outs of buying bridal lingerie. They can provide recommendations on what garments work best with certain dress styles, along with tips for accessorising and much more.
Stick with your favourite kind of bridal lingerie
You probably have preferences when it comes to lingerie. There are certain styles and garments that you know you like and feel comfortable wearing, so be sure to stick with something along these lines when choosing wedding lingerie.
Yes, it can be tempting to spice up the special occasion with some experimental lingerie, but we don’t recommend playing around with new styles for the big day! Weddings are busy, stressful days so you always want to feel comfortable, which is why it is best to play it safe with lingerie styles you know that you like.
Of course, being a special occasion you may fancy trying something new, in which case it is a good idea to try it on before the wedding to get an idea of how suitable it is. If you find it uncomfortable then you know to avoid it for the big day!
Hold Off Buying Until Closer to the Wedding
While it may be tempting to get your bridal lingerie purchased long before the wedding so you can tick one more thing off your to-do list, it is best to leave it till closer to the big day. In fact, we recommend you hold off buying the wedding lingerie until around a month before the wedding.
Everyone’s weight fluctuates throughout the year, and brides are far more likely to be trying to lose some weight in the lead up to the wedding. So, by holding off until closer to the event you ensure that the lingerie fits perfectly.
Choose any Colour You Want
There is a common misconception that bridal lingerie must be white. While it is certainly the most popular colour, there is nothing stopping you from buying lingerie in any colour you want. In fact, your wedding dress may look much better without white lingerie, as certain styles do not always pair well with white garments.
For instance, if parts of the dress are sheer then you won’t want to combine it with white lingerie, as it will stick out like a sore thumb, being clearly highlighted in your silhouette.
White is certainly a fine option for most, especially in more nuanced tones like ivory, while flesh tones also pair nicely with white dresses. Soft lilacs and blues are also good options, so with plenty to choose from make sure you don’t limit yourself.
Consider the Style of Your Outfit
Wedding dresses are available in many styles, and what you are wearing will influence what type of lingerie best pairs with your dress.
For example, if the dress is much softer with delicate materials like lace and sheer, you may want to consider similarly soft garments for lingerie, as these will blend with the dress and not spoil the outline. If you are wearing a strapless or backless dress then you will want an appropriate bra!
So, consider the overall style and fit of the dress. Is it a larger dress with lots of volume or a sleeker fitting dress? Are there aspects to the style, such as being strapless or backless, that require specific styles of lingerie?
You want to choose lingerie that blends seamlessly with the dress, not leaving any unwanted outlines, exposed straps, etc.
Try the Dress and Lingerie on Together
Whether buying in store or online, you want to try on any bridal lingerie with your wedding dress, as this ensures you know exactly how they look and feel together. If going to a store, you can bring the dress along with you, although buying online is much better because you can try lots of items on from the comfort of home - be sure to check out our own selection right here!
You may also want to get a second opinion on how everything looks, so consider inviting someone to help give you an honest opinion! Pay attention to whether the lingerie causes lumps, whether anything sticking out from the dress, and any clashing of textures. Also try it on with some sexy stockings.
Don’t Focus on Just the Service
While you are probably focusing on finding the best bridal lingerie for the wedding service, don’t forget about the reception too! This is where the party truly begins, so you may want to buy yourself two sets of lingerie, one for the service and one for the after party!
This is certainly not a must, as one set of underwear can certainly suffice, although you may find it more enjoyable to switch things up, just like you might with your wedding outfit.
Also, let’s not stop at the wedding day itself. You also have a honeymoon to enjoy, so why not treat yourself to some erotic lingerie for the post-wedding celebrations?
While sexy lingerie is always a great way to add some spice in your sex life, combining your sexiest garments with some naughty accessories makes things even better. These accessories offer a more subtle erotic addition to your bedroom activities, making them a great starting point for couples looking to explore beyond the standard vanilla sex.
Just a single sexy accessory can transform your sex life, adding a completely new dimension that brings all kinds of weird and wonderful pleasures. This makes buying an accessory a great way to bring a spark back to a relationship, while it can also be a fun idea for a treat for your partner for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary.
Of course, with so many sexy accessories to choose from, finding the best one for your needs can be difficult. To make the process easier we have a few recommendations for the best sexy lingerie accessories to try out!
Nipple Pasties - Perfect Accessories for a Risqué Look
Simple yet effective, nipple pasties are awesome lingerie accessories that are sure to be well-received. As the name suggests, nipple pasties are placed just over the nipples, exposing the rest of the breasts while keeping the areolas hidden from view.
These produce an irresistible look and are so simple to use, with most being self-adhesive so you simply stick them over the nipples and you are good to go! Of course, they do work great when paired with other lingerie items.
For example, combining with an open-cup bra creates a daring and teasing look that sets pulses racing, while you may want to forgo the bra entirely and wear a sheer or mesh top - this creates an especially raunchy look for clubbing!
Colours and materials used for pasties vary, so it is easy to find the right ones that suit your preferences. There are common styles available, with flirty images like hearts, flowers, and stars a popular design, while you will find some that encrusted with diamantes or glitter for added cuteness.
You can go for class all-black pasties, some of which are basically black tape over the nipples, while there are many that come with tassels to evoke the classic burlesque look. Speaking of burlesque, if you want to go for the complete striptease style you can pair pasties with a corset, gloves, stockings, and your highest heels!
Eye masks - A Simple but Sensual Addition to the Bedroom
For those seeking to add some new experiences into their sexual adventures, we recommend trying out a sexy eye mask. These are not just designed for a good night’s sleep, with eye masks and blindfolds being a great place to dabble in some mild bondage and other kinky fun in the bedroom.
The big appeal of using an eye mask during sex and foreplay is sensory play. Basically, because your vision is impaired, your senses become much more heightened, making things like caressing, kissing, tickling, and spanking even more intense.
If you are being tied up, everything just feels more intense and exciting, the anticipation of wanting more but not knowing when it is coming being incredibly arousing. The person not wearing the mask also gets to enjoy teasing and pleasuring their partner, helping to build towards a massive climax while simultaneously keeping them guessing.
You can pair these accessories with others too, such as some mild restraints for tying each other up while blindfolded. This adds even more intensity to the experience, being especially good for foreplay and building towards some seriously amazing sex.
Available in various materials, eye masks are often made from soft and sumptuous fabrics like satin or silk, with popular colours including black and red for that seductive look. A good blindfold can be purchased for little price and will add all sorts of fun into the bedroom!
Restraints - Dip Your Toes into the World of Bondage
Ties, rope, handcuffs - there are all kinds of kinky restraints available for those seeking to add some kinkiness to their bedroom fun. Bondage is one of the more beginner-friendly subcultures of BDSM, with most people finding the idea of being bound or restraining a partner incredibly arousing.
As mentioned, there is a nice selection of products for this, with cuffs, rope, and soft ties all popular options. They are user-friendly, allowing for some basic bondage moves like hands tied behind the back or restrained to the bed posts, allowing for all kinds of naughty fun.
The big appeal of bondage is the power dynamic, with one person becoming dominate while the other is submissive. Each role can be a huge turn on for people, with many couples enjoying swapping between the roles for the complete bondage experience.
This is a sure-fire way to add a new element to your sex lives, opening you both up to an entire new world of kinky experiences. As with all the accessories we recommend, restraints pair well with other accessories, with eye masks being a popular combination.
Restraints can be used gently too, which is recommended for beginners, allowing you to experience mild bondage without things getting too intense or unsafe. Of course, if you like what you feel then you can take things up a level the more you use the restraints.
Before you do, always make sure to talk openly with your partner. Bondage is fun but requires both people to be clear about what they want and how to keep things safe.
If you are looking to add something new to your sex life, then look no further than some sexy accessories. These are great for beginners wanting to explore more aspects of their sexuality without feeling too intimidating, while they are guaranteed to result in some unforgettable nights in!
There are fewer materials better suited for nightwear than satin. Soft, sensual, and luxurious, satin is the perfect choice for all your favourite nightwear pieces from cute pyjamas to naughty negligees to gorgeous robes.
In fact, if you are looking to buy a new dressing gown for yourself or someone else, we highly recommend considering one made from satin. The way the material glides across the skin makes it incredibly comfortable, which is always something you want from a dressing gown, while the sheer versatility of a satin robe makes it easy to find a product that caters to all tastes and preferences.
Plus, there is a satin robe for virtually any occasion! Whether you are looking to treat yourself to a nice robe for lazing at home, looking for something sensual to impress your lover, or are having a pyjama party with your friends, there is a great satin dressing gown for everyone!
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