Babydoll and thong | Chemises & Camisoles | Babydoll Coat Set
In the world of intimate apparel, the babydoll is truly a classic. With its short hemline, empire waist and deeply plunging neckline the babydoll is a must have in every woman’s wardrobe. This chic piece of lingerie has evolved into a very popular form of intimate apparel, playing on men’s fantasies. Babydolls embrace a woman’s silhouette.
The name “babydoll” became popular due in part to the 1956 film by the same name. The movie “Baby Doll” starred Carroll Baker as a 19 year old virgin. The style of the girlish nightgown worn in the movie quickly became popular among women of all ages.
Today, vintage babydoll lingerie can be highly valuable. Collectors often search for babydolls that date back to the 1950’s or 1960’s. However, the babydoll has also continued to evolve. They are fun, flirty and very alluring to wear.
For those who prefer a bit of modesty, many babydolls come with a matching robe or charmeuse. More demure styles are also an option for those who prefer more coverage. These styles are just as sexy and are often enhanced with faux fur, lace or other detailing. Simply add a pair of matching panties or thongs for a bit of an erotic flair.
Whether you are searching for vintage-style or more modern babydoll lingerie, you will find sizing effortless. Unlike many lingerie items, babydolls are designed to drape loosely across the female body. Some are offered in one size fits all designs, while others are sized according to dress size. The simplicity of finding a babydoll that not only fits all body types, but flatters as well, is the reason for this piece of lingerie’s continued success.
Today in true babydoll style, women are wearing daywear babydoll dresses. The dresses maintain the short, sensual feel of the baby doll lingerie, but are more appropriate for public wear. The babydoll dress resembles gowns from the Renaissance and Regency Eras. The high-waisted profile was one that showcased the bust, accented the waist, and added a youthful appearance to the wearer.
The babydoll is the most popular piece of lingerie on the market today. It’s as sensual and luxurious as it is sweet and simple.