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Lingerie Lexicon

There are a myriad of different bra and knicker styles. At times it can get a little confusing even for women, let alone if you’re a man buying a gift! Here is a simple explanation of the styles you may find:


Balcony bra - a bestseller and loved for the great uplift it gives. Designed to give support with no compromise on style. This is a must for any underwear drawer!

Plunge bra - a good underwired bra for standard cup sizes, this cleavage enhancing style helps create a wonderful silhouette and looks beautiful under a plunging neckline.

Boudoir bra - a definite bedroom piece. Soft and feminine with easy sizing for gift buying in small, medium and large.


Shortie / Boy Shorts / Shorts - hipster cut panties with a cheeky fit – perfect for hourglass figures, creating a 50’s look or for the boyish style.

Thong - a classic, functional under clothes yet sexy and stylish.

Brief  - a great all round knicker, generally hipster style and a fabulous alternative to the thong.

Bow tie knickers - a wonderful take on the traditional brief. Several of our designers opt for bow tied knickers which create a beautiful, sexy and original look. Perfect for gifts.

Suspender brief  - knickers and suspenders in one – an eyecatching piece sure to be a head turner.

French Knicker - classic garment with hipster fit and cheeky derrière. Looser fit than thong, shortie and brief.

Suspender - the icing on the cake for special occasions. Designed to sit just above your brief or thong; a wardrobe essential for creating a seductive look.

Camisole - romantic and feminine, this garment can be worn as sleepwear, loungewear or outerwear. Perfect with jeans if the style is right!

Baby doll - ideal for a special occasions and can be worn as sleepwear, the baby doll can come either unstructured or with wired cups for extra support and style.

Kimono - indulgent, timeless and luxurious, the kimono wraps around the body with plunging neck line to enhance any figure.

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