Babydolls: your questions answered
There are few better forms of plus-size lingerie for looking and feeling fabulous, without revealing any more than you’re absolutely comfortable with, than the babydoll.
But it’s also easy to become confused about what exactly a babydoll is and why you may wear one – so with no further ado, we’ve answered some of the most common questions about them below.
What is a babydoll?
A babydoll is a short, loose-fitting nightgown or negligee that is generally intended for use as women’s nightwear. As its name suggests, it resembles the kind of garment you might expect to see on a literal ‘babydoll’, although of course, it’s also definitely in the territory of adult apparel.
Where did the babydoll come from?
American lingerie designer Sylvia Pedlar is credited with having invented the type of super-short nightgown we would now recognise as the babydoll, in response to World War II-era fabric shortages.
She didn’t, however, have much fondness for the name ‘babydolls’ for these garments, and therefore did not refer to them as such.
Why might I wear a babydoll?
Why wouldn’t you wear one? They’re a wonderful versatile form of lingerie, enabling you to easily conceal any supposed imperfections while still looking and feeling utterly sexy.
It’s no wonder, then, that plus-size ladies have so frequently turned in recent years to fuller-figure babydolls like the ones we stock here at Natural Curves. They’re just fabulously flattering pretty much regardless of who wears one, and it’s quite difficult to choose an unsuitable one.
What do I need to think about when choosing a babydoll?
As you’ll see when you peruse the Natural Curves babydoll range, an extensive range of styles is available to make it easy to find a babydoll that perfectly suits your tastes.
Nonetheless, there are various aspects of these fuller-figure babydolls that you might specifically consider. What about the sleeves, for example – do you want semi-sleeves, off-the-shoulder sleeves or no sleeves at all? You’ve got a lot of options in the breast area too, including underwire, push-up and ‘peekaboo’ treatments.
Babydolls also widely vary in terms of their body styles, with some being one-pieces, others being split down the middle, and some being waist-length or mid-thigh. Then, there’s the wide range of materials to consider – think the likes of sheer lycra or chiffon, opaque lycra, lace, silk and more.
Could I wear a babydoll on the street?
It might seem to be a bit of an ‘out there’ idea, but amid the recent ‘lingerie as outwear’ fashion trend, you might be tempted to pair some of the more conservative styles of babydoll with a pair of skinny jeans and a leather jacket. In any case, we’ll leave any such experimentations to you.
When you’re looking to add a few fuller-figured babydolls to your wardrobe, there’s no need to look further than the Natural Curves online store. Take a look through our range today, and you’ll be able to take advantage of highly attractive, often discounted prices for all manner of jaw-dropping babydolls, together with swift and reasonably priced delivery.