Any woman out there who has ever looked for sexy lingerie knows that there are literally thousands of items available to purchase both online and from High Street retailers. So where do you begin? This quick and easy guide gives you an overview of ten of the most popular types of sexy hot lingerie that are available.

Babydoll: Babydolls underwear is a flowing top that is usually made of sheer mesh, chiffon, lace, satin or a combination of two or more of the materials stated. Usually coming with a g-string included, this loose fitting garment either ties at the front (exposing the torso) or gives full coverage. Full cupped and open bust varieties are available.

Basque: Covering the upper body, a basque usually comes with adjustable hook and eyelet closures at the back, adjustable shoulder straps (which can normally be removed) and internal boning at the front to pull in the stomach and push up the bust. A number of basques also come with adjustable suspenders and matching thongs or g-strings.

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Bodystocking: A bodystocking is often regarded by women as one of the sexiest forms of lingerie available. This figure hugging, full length garment stretches over the body to illustrate all of its natural curves. Bodystockings are available in lace or fishnet; variations include open cup and crotchless.

Bra (Quarter Cup): Unlike everyday bras, a quarter cup bra does not require a cup size. These erotic bras expose the majority of the breasts but still offer underwired support. Like day to day bras, they come with adjustable shoulder straps and hook and eyelet fastenings at the back.

Chemise: A chemise resembles a short dress and has similar characteristics to a babydoll; the main difference being that it’s more closely fitted around the hips. Commonly used materials consist of satin, mesh and lace.

G-String: A g-string doesn’t have a full back but instead uses a slimline elasticated back strap which fully exposes the buttocks. It also comes with similarly thin, elasticated side straps. More erotic versions come with an open crotch or in sheer mesh.

Lingerie Sets: Available as collections of two or more pieces of sexy underwear, lingerie sets are most commonly associated with bras and g-strings/thongs. Variations on this theme include erotic sets with garter belts, suspenders or stockings included. Peek-a-boo open bust and/or open crotch examples are also available.
Stockings: An inexpensive lingerie option, stockings work perfectly when teamed up with suspender/garter belts and are usually available as sheer or fishnet thigh highs. Suspender style stockings (also known as suspender tights) have strategically placed cut outs leaving the crotch and the buttocks on display.

Suspender Belt: A single piece of material (usually stretch lace or satin) that comes with up to six suspenders (elasticated straps) attached to it which links the suspender belt to a pair of stockings. The suspenders are normally adjustable and can sometimes be detached from the suspender belt.

Teddy: A teddy looks similar to a one piece swimsuit and is available either with or without shoulder straps. Examples include transparent teddies, fishnet teddies and those that are crotchless.

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