this whole thing was in regards to a comment I made on-->
and when I posted this on DA, with actual definitions from two different dictionaries that I have, they didn't do much help. so I'll be using my experience from lingerie retail and a bit more that I couldn't post there. also, feel free to jump in this for debates and stuff that I've missed.
so first of all, dictionaries define lingerie as underwear made from fabrices like silk, lace, linen, etc... and this is bullshit. underwear is underwear.... bras, panties, unmentionables, that shit isn't lingerie! you can't buy some Hanes Her Way B&P out of the bag and call that lingerie, that's stupid shit. keep in mind that lingerie was made for women, and there is some for guys, but I'll stick to the women's for this. originally, the adult women had this for them, but now the age doesn't even matter. you can be as old as whatever, and apparently, thanks to my wanting to fall for an April Fool's joke on a website, as young as six years young. if the site hadn't shown me for myself, I wouldn't believed it. and I would link you to this site, but it has been shut down and the webmasters taken into custody. good for the authorities.
lingerie is this--> "Intimate apparel worn towards a specific setting/mood, usually romantic." now don't get it wrong, most of it takes the form of B&P, but you can (or you should be able to) tell lingerie from regular B&P. if you were to bing image search lingerie (and I say bing search because google search will give you lots of crap you don't want to see), lingerie takes many forms: teddies, nikis, garter belts, camisoles, bodices, corsets, stockings in some instances... but the main thing is for IA to have a visual effect that most likely peaks arousal, or just looks flat out cute on some girl. cute/sexy is themain thing with lingerie and women like it comfortable. let's look at an example:
notice the contrast in each one; some sexy, some cute, some just out there. some lingerie doesn't look or make sense at all, and drawing it out is a challenge, from the design to making the fabric, it all is an interesting approach. and to those who need more help with drawing this sort of thing outside the Bing search, there are a few other ways, but I will discuss these upon request. keep in mind that the body also plays an important role in how your lingerie is designed. take the goomwhore for example, you can't just put anything on her, you have to be creative... feel free to ask, if not debate stuff on this matter. and check on our DA page for other examples.