New to the World of Lingerie? Here’s what it is

New to the World of Lingerie? Here’s what it is

If you’re just about to begin purchasing lingerie, chances are that you’re not exactly sure of what the term entails.

It’s easy to conflate lingerie with other similar garments. However, if you want to invest in high-quality lingerie that will last you a long time, it is essential to comprehend the term in its entirety.

To help you out as you begin building your collection, here is a nifty explainer on what is lingerie.

How Did the Word Lingerie Come About?

As you might have guessed, the word lingerie originates from the French language. It is derived from the French word ‘linge’ which means ‘linen’.

Along similar lines, the French term ‘faire le linge’ means ‘to do the laundry’.

When both terms are put together, the word ‘lingerie’ comes into existence since they were linen items that had to be washed after one use. The term was first used in the English language in the early 1920s.

With evolution regarding fashion and style, newer components were added to the category of lingerie.

For instance, the popularity of the flapper girl who wore garters introduced this element into mainstream lingerie. This era ushered in lingerie and made it a household name and a staple in every woman’s wardrobe.

What is Lingerie?

At the most basic level, the term lingerie encompasses women’s undergarments. However, what sets lingerie apart from regular undergarments is that it tends to be functional as well as aesthetically appealing.

Lingerie includes garments such as underwear, along with other forms of apparel such as sleepwear, intimate wear, and so on.

As mentioned above, while you’re just starting out and are not too familiar with lingerie, you might confuse it with other garments. One such category is intimate apparel. While the terms are used interchangeably, lingerie is a broader term that includes intimate apparel.

Largely, the term lingerie includes various categories and types of undergarments commonly worn by women.

Undergarments are items of clothing that women wear underneath their clothing. This category of clothing is specially designed considering that it comes in direct contact with skin, that too intimate areas.

Normally, undergarments consist of two types; one that cover the torso and another that is worn at the nether regions and below.

Undergarment options for women include a range of items such as bras, panties, bikinis, booty shorts, thongs, daywear, camisoles, and so on.

Why Should You Wear Lingerie?

Now that you’re more familiar with lingerie, here are a few reasons why purchasing certain garments can improve your life physically and mentally:

Health and Hygiene

Keeping practicality at the forefront, lingerie is a must to keep your intimate areas protected and supported.

While a bra ensures that your breasts do not sag or cause unnecessary pain, hygiene panties keep your nether region protected from friction and sweat.


While your carefully put-together outfits are a great reflection of your personality, they’re created keeping others in mind.

Lingerie helps you express yourself in a way that is more private, only for you. You can choose and style lingerie to break free from societal norms and your public persona.


Whether you’re not feeling your best in your current undergarments or need a little encouragement when it comes to exploring your sexuality, lingerie can be of immense help.

Choosing the right kind of lingerie can help you achieve silhouettes that you find flattering.

Plus, the sleek fabrics, lace embellishments, ruffles, and ties make lingerie as stylish as it is comfortable.

Lingerie can serve as the key to unleashing your confident self.

Wacoal Recommends

Now that you’re ready to build you lingerie collection, ideally you should invest in high-quality pieces that will last you a long time.

With a keen eye for craftsmanship and durability, these Wacoal pieces are a must in your wardrobe:

Lucy Padded Non-Wired Medium Coverage Fashion Bra: This is a comfortable everyday bra with padded cups but no underwire. Lace detailing make it look and feel delicate. Adjustable straps ensure the fitting is according to your needs.

Feel Free Low Waist Low Coverage Bikini Seamless Panty: This panty is ideal for those seeking low waist panties that fit comfortably on the waist. Feel Free is not just a regular panty, it’s seamless so it feels feathery soft.

If you’re interested in perusing the top-of-the-line lingerie offered at Wacoal, you can walk into a store or visit the official website