Posted on September 24 2012
Babydolls are the 4 S's.....sheer, short, sassy and sexy! The babydoll has been around for sometime. It kinda reminds you of a short daytime dress that swings in the wind. As a matter of fact, there are dresses called the "babydoll" and it was derived from the lingerie version of the babydoll. The name was popularized by the 1956 movie Baby Doll starring Carroll Baker in the title role as a 19-year old nymphet, which essentially marked the beginning of the enduring popularity of the style for adults.
It is now a highly eroticized item of adult apparel, often classified as a form of lingerie. The babydoll fully expose the woman's legs, and some styles emphasize or deliberately expose the breasts as well. The gown is often sold as a set with matching panties, as a typical babydoll is short enough that underwear is visible if worn. Styles of the same general length but not intended to emphasize sex appeal are sometimes called shortie nightgowns.
Babydolls became a prominent part of the "kinderwhore" look during the early-to-mid 1990s due to the popularity of Riot Grrrl and grunge performers like Courtney Love and Bjelland.
Babydolls are now available in a sufficiently wide variety of styles that many lingerie retailers consider babydolls a distinct department. Modern babydolls often vary considerably from the styles of the 1960s and 1970s. Babydoll negligees from the 1950s to the early 1980s are now collectible vintage items. Some babydolls open in front and resemble a robe or peignoir.
Babydolls are now becoming popular as bridal lingerie as they prove to be a more affordable alternative to a bridal corset and the buyer usually has a greater choice of designs and colours. The babydoll was an instant classic upon its release, and remains one to this day. A sensual and luxurious option, babydoll lingerie is perfect for women of all shapes and sizes. So, ladies purchase that babydoll that works for your body shape. They are ALL sexy and remember so are you!