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Sexy lingerie tops the charts of bridal shower conversational pieces. Yet, purchasing bras and panties for someone other than yourself can be difficult. The best gifts are hanging pieces that can be easily pulled from the closet during a fit of passion. Forgo obtaining a cup size or specific body measurements and choose flowing bodices or stretchy silhouettes instead. Upon unwrapping, your gift becomes the main attraction of the party, providing as much fascination as the highly racy teddy.
A babydoll, as the name suggests, is a flirty short nightie. The babydoll style incorporates a princess cut, fitted through the top and tapering out below the waist. This style accentuates the breasts, minimizes the waistline and flares sensually over the booty. With the hem hitting midthigh, pairing the babydoll with a thong creates a surprise for the groom. Or, matching boy shorts complete the innocence of this ensemble.
The chemise fits slightly snugger than the babydoll. Where the babydoll's design has an empire waist, the chemise follows the natural body form. Usually crafted from chiffon and decorated with lace, ribbons or bows, the chemise doubles as a seduction tool and sleepwear. Choose a chemise designed to play up the bride's amenities and hide any imperfections.
The body stocking is sure to get a rise out of the bride's fiance -- no pun intended. This stretchy, one piece ensemble hugs the body with see-through mesh. Not intended for sleeping or as a support garment, the body stocking provides a backdrop for sexual fantasies. Presenting this gift contributes to bridal shower entertainment and amuses the adventurous bride. Choose a modest variety if you are worried about offending some shower guests.
For a more versatile and less provocative gift, choose a sheer, lace trimmed negligee. Often lingerie shops sell negligees paired with robes. As honeymoon sleepwear, this combination transitions from modest to revealing. And, similar to the babydoll, the cut on the negligee flatters most body types. If the body stocking seems too over-the-top for you or the lady of the hour, select a negligee as a conservative replacement.