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Definitions, of the terms used by spiceupyourlifenow.com in Sexy Lingerie descriptions
Sexy Lingerie Definitions for words starting with:
A
Above average: Plus size, full figure.
Accent: To place emphasis on a garment using bows, ribbons, buckles, etc.
Accessories: Supplementary part or object.
Adjustable: Alter slightly as to be suitable for comfort, security and support.
Adorn: Decorate, embellish.
Adult costumes: Mature style of dress of a particular place or time, or for a particular activity; clothes worn by a performer.
Appliqué: A kind of decoration in which one material is cut out and attached to another.
Apron: A garment worn over the front of the body to protect the clothes or skin form soiling.
Asymmetrical: This word is used to describe a hemline lacking symmetry.
B
Back string ties: Fastenings at the rear of a garment.
Backside: The rear of a garment.
Band: Strap, hoop, sash, belt, collar.
Bare: An uncovered area of lingerie exposing skin.
Baton: Policeman’s or policewoman’s truncheon.
Bikini style: This is used to describe a traditional two piece swimming costume.
Blouse: A shirt like garment.
Bodice: Upper part of a dress or top.
Body stocking: A close fit garment resembling hosiery covering the neck down to the and including the toes.
Bodysuit: A one piece undergarment, lingerie, costume covering the torso or trunk.
Bodysuit/Garter: A one piece undergarment, lingerie, costume covering the torso or trunk with bands worn around the legs to hold up stockings or socks.
Bondage: slavery, sexual servant.
Boning: Stiff material placed on a garment for support.
Bootie cut outs: Holes on a garment which exposes the buttocks.
Bootie shorts: Very short undergarment or costume bottom sitting low on the hips and exposing buttocks; shorts.
Border: Band around or along the edge of a garment.
Bottom: Is used by spiceupyourlifenow.com to identify men’s undergarments.
Bow: A knot with two loops and loose ends used for adornment.
Bra: A woman’s undergarment for supporting the breast.
Buckle: A metal clasp for fastening a belt or strap.
Bustier: A close fit garment worn over the breast and down above the waistline.
Butterfly: Insect with brightly colored wings.
C
Cami blouse: Longer bodice like garment, cami and blouse.
Cami top: Short bodice like garment.
Cap: A small hat or uniform head dress.
Cape: Covering for shoulders and arms with or without a hood
Cap sleeves: Small, short sleeve.
Chains: Flexible length of connected links.
Charming: Power to please.
Chemise: Women’s loose fitting dress.
Choker: Tight fitting necklace.
Clips: Devises used for fastening garter straps, may also be used for decoration.
Closure: Fastener e.g. buckles, snap, ties, etc.
Collar: Band around the neck.
Comfort: Physical ease or well being.
Complete: Having all the necessary parts.
Connected hearts: Small heart pattern used on many spiceupyourlifenow.com styles of Sexy lingerie.
Contrast: Striking difference in color or design.
Cord: Thin rope used for detail or closure.
Corset: Is a close fit contoured garment worn to support the torso down past the waistline.
Corset/garter: Is a close fit contoured garment worn to support the torso down past the waistline with bands worn around the legs to hold up stockings or socks.
Couples: His and hers set.
Covered lace appliqué cups: Small ornate decoration placed over breast cups.
Crochet: Handicraft like knitting using a small hooked needle.
Cropped: Cut very short.
Crotchless: Open space on panty between the legs on a panty, shorts or bodysuit.
Cuff: Wrist band resembling the end part of a sleeve.
Cupless: Bearing breast, bare hoop cup, open bust.
Curve hugging fit: Garment made to fit closely to a woman’s body.
Cut out feature: Special uncovered areas on a garment exposing skin.
D
Date wear: A garment that may be worn to a club, private date, adult establishment, etc.
Detail: Treatment of particulars and focal points of garments.
Diagonal twist: From corner to corner and winding style.
Diamond pattern: Figure with four sides of equal length forming two acute and two obtuse angles, a series of these used to adorn a garment.
Domina, Dominatrix: Female in control of sexual pleasure or pain.
Double strap: Two bands.
Double string ties: Two narrow ties.
Drape bra: Garment covering the breasts, loose fitting in our Bra & Panty category.
Drape top: Garment covering the breasts, loose fitting.
Dress: One-piece garment for a woman consisting of a skirt and bodice and sometimes sleeves.
E
Edged: Border or line where something ends.
Elasticized straps: Stretchy, flexible bands interwoven with rubber.
Embellished: Adorned, decorated, covered with.
Exclusive: Catering to a privileged minority.
Empire waist: High waist beginning and emphasizing the under breast area.
Enticing: Attract by exciting hope or desire.
F
Fancy: Ornate, elaborate.
Fastener: Devise used for closure.
Faux fur: Imitation fur.
Feather: One of the barbed shafts forming the plumage of birds
Feather puff: Feather formed into a ball used for tails, pompoms, etc.
Fingerless gloves: Coverings for the hands without individual sheathes for the fingers.
Fishnet: Open mesh fabric resembling netting, usually stretchy.
Flared: Becoming wider towards the end.
Flirty: Behave amorously without emotional commitment.
Flogger: whip.
Floral: Decorated with flowers.
Foliage: A pattern having leaves.
Free size: One size.
Fringe: Ornamental edge of hanging threads, tassels, etc.
Frisky: Search, examine.
Front: Fore part.
Fun: Enjoyment.
G
G-strap: wide strip of cloth covering the genitals and attached to waistband.
G-string: Small strip of cloth covering the genitals and attached to waistband.
Game wear: Costumes that can be used for playing games or role playing.
Garment: Article of clothing.
Gingham: Checked cloth usually cotton or blend.
Garter: Bands worn around the legs to hold up stockings or socks.
Garter belt: Strap around the hips or waist attached to garter bands.
Garter clips: Devises used for fastening garter straps, may also be used for decoration, attached to a garter.
Gloves: coverings For the hands with individual sheathes for the fingers.
Go-Go girl: Dancer.
Google eyes: Decorative plastic eyes with pupils that move freely.
Grommet: Ring or eyelet.
H
Halter: Top or dress with a fastener around the neck.
Halter strap: Band that fastens around the neck.
Handcuffs: Pair of metal rings used for securing a prisoner.
Harness: Set of straps fastened around someone’s body to attach something.
Headband: Narrow ornament such as ears.
Hem: Border of dress, etc. folded under and stitched down.
High thigh style: Extreme rise on panty sides.
Hip strap: Band or fastener around the lower waist part of the body.
Holly: Evergreen with prickly leaves and red berries.
Honeymoon: Vacation taken by newlyweds.
Hook n’ bar: Fastener with a bar closure.
Hook n’ eye: Fastener with a U shape closure.
Hook n’ loop: Fastener with a narrow rounded closure.
Horizontal: Level with the ground or with a line considered as a base.
I
Imitation leather: Fake leather.
Invisible straps: Clear plastic bands.
Invisible zipper: Metal closure concealed under fabric.
Iridescent: Having shimmering changing colors like a rainbow.
Iridescent discs: Round circular objects having shimmering changing colors like a rainbow.
J
Jingle: Gentle ringing sound.
K
Knee length: Between thigh and lower leg.
Knickers: Woman’s or girl’s undergarment covering the lower trunk and having leg holes.
L
Lace bra: A garment covering breasts made with decorative fabric usually floral.
Laceup: Tie up or fasten.
Lamé: Is a fabric with in woven metal threads, mostly golden or silver, which gives it a metallic sheen.
Lavender: Pale purple color.
Layer: Single thickness of material.
Link: Any of the rings forming a chain.
Low back style: Scooping garment revealing back and waist.
Low rise: Short distance from crotch to waistband.
Low rise bikini: Underpants or bottom of swimwear or costume with waistline at hips.
M
Mandarin style collar: Narrow band on neck of a garment used in Oriental style clothing.
Matching: Put in completion with.
Mesh: Network or net; [open space between] strands forming a net.
Metallic beads: Pierced balls having metal like appearance.
Metal ring accent: Circular band used for adornment.
Mini: Short or small.
Multi color: Having many colors.
Multi strap: Having many straps.
N
Neckline: Part of garment from chin to waistline.
Neck string ties: Narrow fastenings around neck.
Negligee: Dressing gown, robe, etc.
Netting: Openwork fabric of meshes or string, thread, material made of netting
Nipple ornaments: Small coverings for nipples.
Notched: V shape cut.
O
One size: Free size.
Opaque: Cannot be seen through.
Open neckline: Bare neck, exposed neck.
Open nipple: Bearing or exposing nipple, areola and/or breast.
Open slit: A revealing cut in a garment.
Open shoulder: Bare shoulder, exposed shoulder.
P
Panel: Piece of cloth [part of or section].
Panty: Woman’s underpants.
Patent leather: Leather processed to give a hard glossy surface.
Patterned: Decorated or made with an arrangement of repeated parts or decorative designs.
Piping trim: Fancy edging on clothes.
Plaid: Tartan cloth or pattern.
Plain: Undecorated, simple.
Plunging neckline: Low as to show the top of the breasts and/or midriff.
Polka dot: Pattern of spots on fabric.
Polka dot confetti: Multi spots on fabric.
Porn star: Actor of adult pornographic films.
PVC: Polyvinyl chloride: synthetic thermoplastic material.
Q
No entries
R
Rainbow zipper: Multi color zipper.
Reinforced toe: Added strength and support for toe area.
Ric Rac: Wavy or jagged trim.
Ring: Band, circular.
Ring detail: Circular link [decorative and/or functional].
Ring linked cutouts: Design where the material is secured using rings, leaving a lot of exposed skin bare.
Risqué: Making slightly rude references to sex; style of lingerie at spiceupyourlifenow.com.
Rope: Thick cord.
Rosette: Rose shaped ornament.
Ruffle trim: Gathering of ribbon at edge of garment creating flounce.
S
Sandal foot toe: Invisible support for toe area.
Satin: Fabric with glossy surface on one side.
Scalloped: Decorated with small curves along the edge.
Seamed cups: Sewn fabric supporting the under cup of breast.
Sequins: Small round shiny discs used for decoration.
Sheer: Transparent.
Shelf bra: Garment providing under breast support.
Shelf bra/corset: Garment providing under breast support with a close fit contoured garment worn to support the torso down past the waistline.
Shimmer: Having shine, reflecting light.
Showstopper: Excellent performance.
Silver: The color of silver [not authentic silver] used in our collection.
Skirt: The bottom part of a dress from waist or top.
Slide n’ snap: A fastening we use on our lingerie consisting of two attachable closures that slide and snap to close.
Sling: Band draped from neck across back to front of garment.
Slit: Narrow cut.
Snap closure: Fastening that closes with a snapping sound.
Socks: Leg coverings for toe , ankle and part of leg.
Spiral: Circular design.
Square link: Metal squares.
Stocking: Leg covering for toe, ankle and most of the leg up to thigh.
Stretchy: Extend or be extended.
String ties: Narrow strips of fabric used for fastening.
Studded: Covered or adorned with metal discs.
Strap: Strip of flexible material for lifting, fastening or holding in place.
Strapless: Without straps.
Support: Comfort, lift, definition.
Surged edge: Fine pattern of thread made by a surge machine.
T
Thong strap: Thin strip of material placed between the buttocks.
Thong style: Band placed between the buttocks, wider than g:string style, [skimpy] underwear that leaves the buttocks bare.
Toggle: A type of fastening used for lingerie and costumes. Bar shaped button inserted through a loop for fastening.
Top: Garment covering the upper part of the body, torso or breasts.
Top stitch: Stitching on surface of garment as to be a feature.
Tribal: Loyalty to a tribe, costume.
Triple strap: Three straps.
Tulle: Fine net of fabric used under skirting.
U
Underwire cups: Wire inserted in a bra for breast support.
Uniform: Special set of clothes for the members of an organization. Our uniforms are not official, they are solely for entertainment.
Unique: Different, being the only one of a particular type.
V
Velcro®: Fastening consisting of one piece of fabric with tiny hooked threads and another with a coarse surface that adheres to it.
Velvety: Soft and smooth.
Vent: Vertical slit or opening.
Vented seam: Vertically sewn slits or openings.
Vertical seaming: Straight up and down stitching.
Vest: Sleeveless garment or undershirt.
W
Waistband: Band of material sewn on to the waist of a garment to strengthen it.
Wavy hem: Soft ridge on the edge of a garment.
Whistle: An instrument blown to make a whistling sound.
Wrap: A garment wrapper around the hips.
Wristlets: Small bands worn on the joint between the hands and arm.
X
No entries
Y
No entries
Z
Zipper: Fastener with two rows of teeth that are closed or opened by a small clip pulled between them


Sources for definitions are:
The Collins Canadian English Dictionary
Reader’s Digest Family Word Finder
Independent research carried out by spiceupyourlifenow.com.
Prepared by Carla S
 
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