Balconette Bras (also called Balcony Bras):
Balconette Bras are for low cut, sexy looks featuring minimal cups that create a straight line across the bust. Wear balconettes with a square neckline or low round neckline shirt.
VPL is a lingerie term meaning "Visible Panty Line." Some panties are considered no VPL such as our Soiré Italian Lowrider thong, while others, such as our Ceylon Hotpants are not meant to be concealed under thin fabrics. Wear No VPL panties under thin, tight or smooth pants, dresses and skirts.
DC: Double cheek.
This can occurs when wearing the wrong bottom (a thong) under certain fabrics. For example under maxi dresses, the fabric can get caught in wedgie style and each bottom cheek is clearly outlined. To avoid this wear our Talco boy brief or any of our boy brief, boy short or hot pant designs, for a smoothing fit over the cheeks making the fabric fall nicely without separation.
G-strings are a minimal variation of the thong and often offer a no VPL fit which make them ideal for tight clothing. Like a thong, a g-string has minimal coverage on the front, but unlike a thong, in the back, a g-string has a thin string completely exposing the bottom. Wear g-strings under tight pants, leggings, or when you want the entire bottom to be exposed.
Thongs are a minimal coverage panty offering no VPL which is ideal for tight or clingy styles. Thongs offer more “coverage,” though still skimpy, than a g-string but less coverage than a Minikini®. Thongs are typically low-rise with a back design similar to a "T" leaving the bottom uncovered for an ultra-sexy look. Wear a thong when you do not want panty lines to show under your tight or thin fabric pants, skirts and dresses. Thongs come in a variety of rises including low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise.
Low rise Panties:
Low rise panties are bottoms which sit low on the hips versus a higher waisted panty. They are frequently used for an invisible look under low pants, jeans, and skirts.
An Italian thong is a thong in which the sides consist of "no show" side strings providing an ultimate no VPL look. This thong could be considered the cross between a conventional thong and a g-string.
A Minikini® is a variation of the thong, but with more comfort and coverage. This is a more typical Brazilian fit, shaping the rear into a heart shape, also known as the “Brazilian” or “Tanga”. It has more coverage than a thong, but less coverage than a hotpants or bikini. Wear a Minikini® under pants and skirts even dresses.
The bikini style panty offers moderate coverage, more than a thong but less than a boy brief. Bikinis typically sit low on the hips and have a high cut leg and cover the entire bottom. Wear a bikini for everyday comfort under thicker fabrics when you don’t need to worry about VPL.
Boy shorts, also known as hotpants or boy briefs, are full coverage panties that are great for pairing with a camisole for comfortable sleepwear. Boy shorts can also be worn under loose fitting clothing and dresses. Some women claim this style can reduce panty lines on their body type under certain styles. While this style offers some coverage, Boy shorts are more revealing than standard boxers. Some styles can be quite “cheeky”. Wear a Boy shorts under your maxi dress to eliminate DC or “Double cheek” that commonly occurs underneath these dresses when the fabric gets caught in between the cheeks when wearing a thong.
Boxers are a full coverage bottom meant to be worn for lounging around the home or as sleepwear. Boxers would not typically be worn as a panty but, tight, athletic boxers could be worn under shorts for layering during exercise.
Shapewear refers to a type of garment that is tight fitting and "shapes" the body, either to achieve a certain silhouette or smooth the body. Wear Shapewear to shape the tummy, legs or bust.
A babydoll is a woman's sleepwear piece that can be worn as a short nightgown or paired with a sexy bottom, such as a thong or g-string for a more seductive look. Babydolls are typically characterized by a tighter fitting top and looser, flowing bottom to flatter a woman's waistline. Some babydolls, however, can have more of a straight silhouette. Babydolls come in all types of fabrics from sheer mesh to cotton. Wear a Babydoll to sleep or as a swim coverup.
A chemise refers to a dress which fits more tightly at the tops and hangs loosely towards the waist. A chemise, depending on its material and length, can be appropriately worn as sleepwear, comfortable loungewear or as a sexy nightie.
A chemise dress is a style of chemise that is not transparent and is appropriate to wear inside or outside of the home. Wear a chemise to sleep or as a swim coverup.
Slips are typically worn under dresses or skirts to prevent clinging and create more, smoothed, polished look. However, slips can also be used in layering for pops of color or texture, lounging and as sleepwear depending on the fabric and transparency.
Slips dresses are a style of slip that is not transparent and is appropriate to be worn for sleeping, lounging and layering.
Cookies are removable pads within the cup of a bra that can be taken out or left in based on the desired look and fit. Cookies are a great option for getting more usage out of your bra, and also for women with a problem with one breast being a full cup size larger than another. In that case, you can use the cookie in the smaller cup and leave the other cup without a cookie pad.
Hook-and-eye back closure:
Hook and eye back closures are the hooks that fasten the band of the bra in the back. These can typically be adjusted to different levels of tightness for maximum support and comfort.
Lace Galloons refer to intricate lace bands with scalloped edges on both sides. Galloon lace is typically used as a finishing touch on the tops, bras, corsets and other delicately designed apparel for an ultra-luxurious, polished look.
A scalloped edge is an edge with a curved, wavelike shape. This design is heavily implemented in many of our lace products, particularly our Never Say Never and Trenta collections.
Chevron lace is patterned in intricate, inverted "V" shapes. Beyond lace, chevron prints can be found throughout the world in both luxury apparel and home décor. It is typically a pattern of the Art Deco period.
A lined gusset is a cotton fabric added to panty's to ensure breathability and comfort throughout the day. Lined Gussets also protect clothing worn over the panty. Cosabella always makes their gussets out of cotton, for maximum comfort.
Boning is used by designers who wish to create shape, fit support, reinforcement and reduce wrinkling. Different types of materials are used as boning from steel to plastic depending on the strain that the garment will pose.
Bodysuits, very similar to Teddies, are form fitting undergarments which provide support to the breasts, from the torso and have snap button closures between the legs. Bodysuits are typically used for smoothing or shaping a women's silhouette. Some women also use bodysuits for layering under jackets and tops. Wear a bodysuit for fun, streamlined look and also when you do not want to worry about your top layer riding up or staying tucked in.
Teddies, which can be very similar to bodysuits, are a one-piece garment that can be either loose or tight. A teddy can be worn for layering as a top or as sleepwear depending on the fabric and fit. Some teddies have crotch snap closures while others are a full-on one piece. Teddies are ideal for smooth looks, worn instead of camisoles for a no-nonsense tuck-in effect with pants and skirts.
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