man wants to buy a gift of lingerie for his partner, it can
be a huge and bewildering task. Where do you start? So many
brands and styles exist. What are the differences? This
short and basic guide to styles and brands of lingerie will
help to clarify the basics and will give you the essentials
necessary to ask for advice in a shop, department store or
are 6 different categories of lingerie in the market:
Sporty, Natural, Elegant, Designer, Sexy and special
occasion, or Bridal Lingerie. Of course, these categories
can overlap, Bridal or sexy lingerie can be made by a
designer. Sporty lingerie can also be natural. Natural can
be sexy. But understanding these six categories will help
one to determine which lingerie to select.
Lingerie, in general tends to be functional and less
obvious. Simplicity, quality and comfort tend to be the
major criteria for use. Darjeeling lingerie brand is for
women who prefer the natural look.
purpose of sporty lingerie is that the lingerie should
support but not hinder the lifestyle of the woman. They
should not be obvious under tight clothing and yet not give
up anything in the way of functionality. Prada is well known
for their sport lingerie. Sloggi developed a strong image in
this area as well.
lingerie is designed to give the woman a look of subtle
sensuality without being too obviously erotic. Many types
and styles of elegant lingerie cross over with designers.
Chantelle's Riviera lingerie
is one example of elegant lingerie
lingerie gives a woman the feeling of being special. As few
people will ever know she is wearing lingerie made by a
designer, the woman who spends the money on designer
lingerie is spending it mostly for herself. The focus is on
style over comfort or quality. Dolce and Gabana, Versace
and recently popular Agent Provocateur are a few important
designers of lingerie.
lingerie combines a wide range of styles and look. Many
different types of lingerie can be included here, such as
thongs or g-strings, teddy, corsets, garters, body
stockings, sheer lingerie etc. To be sure, any of these can
be included in other categories.
For example a
thong can be sporty or elegant. A corset can be sexy,
provocative or elegant.
Any of them can be made by a
designer. But the overall look of these types of lingerie
gives the woman a sexy feel. Victoria's Secret has a focus
on sexy lingerie. Fredericks is their fading competitor.
Lola Luna specializes in G-Strings or thongs. Lady Marlene
focuses on Bustiers. Lise Charmel of France combines
seduction with fashion.
Lingerie is made especially for that one day for which a
woman waits all of her life, her wedding night. Usually it
combines a white, creamy color with elegant and sexy style.
Comfort or durability is hardly an issue here, but
sensuality and style are essential. It seems that every
lingerie designer markets a line of bridal lingerie.
brand of lingerie do you buy? Mostly that depends on where
you live. Lingerie tends to be national or regional. Though
some manufacturers are attempting to become global, there is
no one company dominating the global market:
Lingerie is one of the top brands of French lingerie,
exporting to more than 50 countries. Passioneta and
Darjeeling are Chantelle brands. However, Chantelle sales
are still quite small in the USA.
La Perla began
as a small Italian manufacturer of corsets and is now
becoming well known internationally as a manufacturer of
Fantasie is a
UK lingerie designer that focuses on lingerie in larger cup
sizes. The UK represents, by far, the major sales for
Triumph is a
German lingerie manufacturer that like La Perla had its
beginnings as a small local manufacturer of corsets and has
grown to an international corporation. Sloggi is a brand
which is owned by Triumph. Triumph is barely existent in
Secret was started in the 1977 by Roy Raymond who wanted a
European style shop that was accessible to males as well as
females. Raymond sold his company in 1982 to The Limited Inc
and it has grown up to be the top US manufacturer of
lingerie. However, Victoria's Secret is almost unknown n