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!
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