What Is Difference between a Babydoll & Chemise #Lingerie??

Admit it, you too have been confused as to what, if any is the difference between a Babydoll and a Chemise !  Even Retailers & designers quite regularly interchange the terms which adds to our confusion!

Is it the terminology used on one side of the pond to the other? is it length or style that determines if it is a babydoll or a chemise?

Well its no supprise that we like the confidence and the beautiful feel that wearing lingerie gives us, but you’ll no doubt be surprised that Men to used to wear chemise type undergarment in middle ages as it seems to have been developed from the Roman Tunica and became popular thoughout Europe in the middle ages as an undergarment.

Although the word Chemise derived from the Latin word ‘shirt’ he English later changed the term to mean ‘frock’ and the 18th Century European ‘chemise’ developed into the early 20th Century as labourers smock and then to todays ordinary plain short sleeved t-shirt.

After giving way to brassieres girdles and bras in the early 20th Century the Chemise fell out of favour until around the 1920s when they became a vital part of the Flapper Generation.

So what are we left with today?

Intimate Affair Chemise

A Chemise is usually made of silk, satin or lace, depending on you budget and sometimes chiffon.  Semi fitted ‘A’line shift slip that follows/skims the shape of the body at the bust and hips, slender shoulder straps and can be trimmed with ribbons, bows, lace etc but quite often plain and simple.

The Chemise can be different lengths from just below the hip to full ankle length.

Given the style and material of a Chemise you would not be wrong in thinking that they give the look and feel of sensuality and now with so many chemise with attached and detachable suspenders they emphasizes sexuality!

The Babydoll is a much shorter garment made to accentuate the bust and usually hits just below the booty ‘smile’ and occationally to mid thigh.  Sometimes with a bralette (formed cups) for cleavage & support, from which the body of the babydoll falls freely, usually of sheer nylon, chiffon or silk  and very often trimmed with bows, ruffles, feathers, fur, applique etc and alot of styles have either the open ‘flyaway’ front or back and comes with a pantie/thong/g-string

The name was popularized by the 1956 movie Babydoll starring Carroll Baker in the title role as a 19 year old Nymphet, which essentially marked the beginning of the enduring popularity of the babydoll nightwear lingerie.

Cherished Night     Encore Collection Babydoll     Encore Collection Halterneck Babydoll

Which do You prefer? Cheeky Babydoll or classic Chemise??

Well Happy New Year! lol

or is it abit late to say that now! lol

well I decided after such a crappy 2013! that 2014 would see me in a new mind set and thinking positive thoughts about myself and my Lingerie website! Starting with embracing that its Not just a Lingerie website! Its a Business! A Lingerie Business! God damn it, It’s an amazing Plus Size Lingerie Business wanting to provide beautiful Lingerie for All the Curvy Curvaceous Ladies out there!

YES! Lingerie Seduction IS a Plus Size Lingerie Business!! And This is MY YEAR! and im taking this business my the horns this year and going to make Good things happen!

And low and behold Ive been approached by the wonderful Plus Size magazine Curvaceous Inc! So tomorrow im up at 4.30AM! to travel down to Birmingham to meet up with them.

I can’t say to much as yet -im Very superstitious lol- but all be revealed in time, so keep watching!

Win Tickets for @PlusNorth! Want 2b #PSBloggers for the Event in #Manc? #PlusNorth #Manchester

We at Lingerie Seduction are looking for 2 Bloggers to document and review this years Amazing Plus North 2013 Event in Manchester on 7th September, 2013

Budding Bloggers or experienced Bloggers welcome to Enter to Win the Free Tickets (1 Ticket per Entry)

You will need to be able to include pics aswell as text for the blog and tweets thoughout the day.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the tickets, is tell us Why you think you would make a Great blogger for the event?

Like us and leave comment on our Facebook Page or Leave you comment underneath.

Good Luck 🙂

Competition ends Midnight Sunday 1st September,2013

1 Ticket per Entry (if you want to Blogg with a friend, both of you will have to leave your comment and mention that who your friend is)

Tickets are to be Collected at the Event at Renaissance Hotel, Manchester, 1pm Saturday 7th September, 2013

Bloggs must be Forwarded/uploaded by 13.09.13

Plus North 2013

 

Plus Size Lingerie & Fancydress

 

 

A new Image? A Re-brand? We all need one Sometime!

We All need to rebrand ourselves at different stages in our lives, going to uni, marriage, new job, relocation!

Why? Well we know company’s do it to with themselves and there products, ‘opal fruits – starbusrts, marathon – snickers’, new name new image, often to try to change the way people think about it.

So in the same way Your personal image will influence how people see and think about you.

cheryl

In the work place you want people to think about you in a particular way so that you can achieve the right responses,  in a social setting, you might want people to see a more relaxed you!

So you need to ask yourself, are you projecting the right image or is it time to change your look?

Here are some basic rules you should stick to:

* Don’t let your hair, make-up or nails let you down. Grooming is key to a successful business look.
* Wear make-up, it will enhance your looks and convey that you are in control of your life outside of work as well as at work, but keep it minimal.
* Absolutely no threadbare clothes, missing buttons, down at the heel shoes allowed.
* Your clothes should fit well and suit you and be properly laundered or dry cleaned.
* Don’t forget your own Personal Look!

 

Have you Every been on a #Diet?

Do you want to be in a book?

I’m writing the e-book now…and I’d like to put a shout out for anyone who would like to contribute! I’m especially looking for

1. Your experiences of dieting in the 80s and 90s. Which specific diets did you try that stand out? What happened? How did you feel?
2. Your ‘eureka’ moments – what made you stop dieting?
3. Your advice to anyone currently dieting and caught up in the trap
4. How it feels now you’re not dieting any more.

PM me through the Gorgeously Full Fat Facebook Page and I’ll be in touch!

via Do you want to be in a book?.

Things Nobody Tells you about Ageing!

Valerie Monroe, beauty Director for The Oprah Magazine, reveals challenging truths that nobody ever tells you about ageing! And how to face them!

1. You start to see more hair on your face!

2. The Hair on  your head starts to Thin!

3. Your Eyebrows become sparse.

4. Your teeth become more prominent.

5. Hands become veiny and spotted.

Woman with mustache

 

How many of these you noticed about yourself?

No 1. has Definitely kicked in for me already!

Mistakes when shopping for Jeans?

I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that, next to swimsuit shopping, there is nothing more likely to induce a nervous breakdown than looking for jeans! Well it turns out there is actually a reason for this, and it’s not (just) my freakishly chunky legs!

Fashion blogger Marie Denee, says “In production, trousers are cut in batches of 100s, so the top one in the batch will fit slightly differently—especially in the same size and especially in jeans—so it’s important to bring one size up and one size down into the dressing room when you are trying out bottoms.”

So that will be More Shopping time needed! 🙂