Baci Lingerie in SOHO Manhattan during Halloween Party organized by Hillary Flowers
BACI Lingerie, which derives its name from the Italian word “kisses,” is a celebration of women. Baci’s exquisite lingerie officially debuted to the public in 2010 at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fine fabrics and flattering styles complimented every woman, enhancing her innate and unique sex appeal. The brand continues to evolve with new collections and designs, including its Diva line, which encourages women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their sexy side. Baci’s international partners work harmoniously to streamline trends, fashion, and concepts, while carrying the brand and philosophy to women of all walks of life.
Baci dreams of empowering women worldwide with a sexy confidence, derived from a vast selection of luxurious and provocative garments. While priced for every budget, Baci is committed to philanthropic endeavors, tithing a percentage of its earnings to charity. Baci Lingerie operates by women, for women, and in the spirit of women, promoting healthy sexual confidence and “Celebrates Every Woman!”
THE BACI STORY
Baci’s legend grew even before its first article of lingerie appeared in a store. International headlines tout Baci as producing one of the most expensive and prestigious photo and video shoots in the industry. Fairytale castles in Southern Germany, the United Kingdom, and Paris, France provide the backdrop for renowned fashion models dressed in over 500 Baci styles. The resulting images transcend into Baci’s packaging, setting the company apart at a retail level.
Baci has 20 international partners working harmoniously to streamline trends, fashion, concepts, philanthropic endeavors, and global vision. The synchronized network carries the Baci brand and philosophy to all territories simultaneously, allowing Baci to embrace and encourage the beauty of women throughout the world.
An aggressive marketing and sales plan supports stores and e-tail sites with social media, cooperative advertising, and media and public relations. The result is unsurpassed visibility and exponentially growing brand awareness for Baci and all retailers stocking its sexy and luxurious lines.
Two chic and stylish showrooms in the U.S. display the extraordinary brand – on the East Coast in the heart of the Fashion District of Miami and on the West Coast in Sherman Oaks, a swanky Los Angeles suburb. Baci also has mono-brand stores in Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and Scandinavia, with more on the way, solidifying Baci as a global phenomenon
WHAT IS LINGERIE?
Lingerie are women’s undergarments, and may imply their being fashionable and alluring.
Lingerie undergarments use flexible, stretchy, sheer, or decorative materials like Lycra, nylon (nylon tricot), polyester, satin, lace, silk and sheer fabric. Certain cotton or synthetic undergarments are also lingerie.
The word lingerie derives from the French word linge, meaning ‘linen’. So faire le linge, comes to mean “do the laundry”. In French the word lingerie applies to all undergarments for either sex. In English it means women’s underwear or nightclothes. Lingerie as a word was first used to refer to underwear and bras in 1922. Informal usage suggests visually appealing or even erotic clothing. Although most lingerie is designed to be worn by women, some manufactures now design lingerie for men.
The concept of lingerie is a visually appealing undergarment that was developed during the late nineteenth century. Lady Duff-Gordon of Lucile was a pioneer in developing lingerie that freed women from more restrictive corsets. Through the first half of the 20th century, women wore underwear for three primary reasons: to alter their outward shape (first with corsets and later with girdles or bras), for hygienic reasons, or for modesty. Before the invention of crinoline, women’s underwear was often very large and bulky. During the late 19th century, corsets became smaller, less bulky and constricting, and were gradually supplanted by the brassiere, first patented in the 20th century by Mary Phelps Jacob. When the First World War broke out, women found themselves filling in men’s work roles, creating a demand for more practical undergarments. Manufacturers began to use lighter and more breathable fabrics. In 1935 brassières were updated with padded cups to flatter small breasts and three years later underwire bras were introduced that gave a protruding bustline. There was also a return to a small waist achieved with girdles. The 1940s woman was thin, but had curvaceous hips and breasts that were pointy and shapely. In the 1960s the female silhouette was liberated along with social mores. The look was adolescent breasts, slim hips, and extreme thinness. André Courrèges was the first to make a fashion statement out of the youth culture when his 1965 collection presented androgynous figures and the image of a modern woman comfortable with her own body.
As the 20th century progressed, underwear became smaller and more form fitting. In the 1960s, lingerie manufacturers such as Frederick’s of Hollywood begin to glamorize lingerie. The lingerie industry expanded in the 21st century with designs that doubled as outerwear. The French refer to this as ‘dessous-dessus’ which basically means innerwear as outerwear.
The lingerie market at the turn of the 21st century was driven by the advent of modern technologies and fabrics that help in designing innovative products such as laser-cut seamless bras and moulded T-shirt bras. Designers are putting greater emphasis on rich-looking fabrics, laces, embroideries and brighter, more daring colors.
The global lingerie market in 2003 was estimated at $29 billion, while in 2005, Bras accounted for 56 per cent of the lingerie market and briefs represented 29 per cent. United States’s largest lingerie retailer, Victoria’s Secret, operates almost exclusively in North America, but the European market is fragmented, with Triumph International and DB Apparel predominant.
Also predominant are French lingerie houses, including Chantelle, Aubade and Simone Pérèle, each with a long history and a commitment to innovation and French style.
Since the mid-1990s, women have had more choice in bra sizes; the focus has changed from choosing bras in an average size to wearing bras that actually fit perfectly. In the UK, for instance, the media is fueling an awareness campaign about the need for each woman to have a proper bra fitting before every purchase.
– Babydoll, a short nightgown, or negligee intended as nightwear for women. A shorter style, it is often worn with panties. Babydolls are typically loose-fitting with an empire waist and thin straps.
– Basque, a tight, form-fitting bodice or coat.
– Bedjacket, worn over a nightgown or negligee for warmth and modesty.
– Bikini, a two piece consisting of a bra and panties, G-string or thong.
– Bloomers, baggy underwear that extends to just below or above the knee. Bloomers were worn for several decades during the first part of the 20th century, but are not widely worn today. Also a nickname for cheerleading briefs.
– Bodystocking, a unitard. Bodystockings may be worn over the torso, or they may be worn over the thighs and abdomen. They are typically used by women in order to appear slimmer.
– Bodysuit, a leotard-like undergarment, usually skintight or formfitting. Another form of shapewear.
– Bodice, covers the body from the neck to the waist. Bodices are often low cut in the front and high in the back, and is often connected with laces or hooks. Bodices may also be reinforced with steel or bone to provide greater breast support.
– Boy shorts, a style of panties, so named for their resemblance to male shorts.
– Brassiere, more commonly referred to as a bra, a close-fitting garment that is worn to help lift and support a woman’s breasts
– Bustier,, a form fitting garment used to push up the bust and to shape the waist.
– Camisole, sleeveless and covering the top part of the body. Camisoles are typically constructed of light materials and feature thin “spaghetti straps.”
– Camiknickers, camisole and knickers joined as one garment. Most commonly referred to as a teddy and, most recently, as a “romper.”
– Cheeky, a term used to denote that the garment exposes the bottom part of the buttocks.
– Chemise, a one-piece undergarment that is the same in shape as a straight-hanging sleeveless dress. It is similar to the babydoll, but it is fitted more closely around the hips.
– Corset, a bodice worn to mould and shape the torso. This effect is typically achieved through boning, either of bone or steel.
– Corselet, or merry widow, combined brassiere and girdle. The corselet is considered to be a type of foundation garment, and the modern corselet is most commonly known as a shaping slip.
– Corsage, similar to a corset. While corsets are commonly constructed of bone or steel, the corsage utilizes elastic.
– Drawers, a pant-like garment worn during the 19th century for modesty and warmth. Some drawers were split-leg, in that the crotch seam was left open.
– French maid, a form of ladies’ fantasywear. One of many popular costumes used as lingerie.
– G-string, or thong, a type of panty, characterized by a narrow piece of cloth that passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a band around the hips. A G-string or thong may be worn as a bikini bottom or as underwear by both men and women.
– Garter/Garter belt/Suspender belt (British), used to keep stockings up.
– Girdle, a type of foundation garment. Historically, the girdle extended from the waist to the upper thigh, though modern styles more closely resemble a tight pair of athletic shorts.
– Granny panties, a nickname for panties that are high waisted and cover the buttocks considerably.
– Hosiery, close-fitting, elastic garments that cover the feet and legs.
– Jersey nightshirt, a long, loose T-shirt made of cotton, polyester, nylon, or diaphanous chiffon. Another name for a babydoll or camisole.
– Kimono, is a T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves.
– Knickers, an alternative word for panties.
– Negligee, a dressing gown. It is usually floor length, though it can be knee length as well.
– Nightgown, or nightie, a loosely hanging item of nightwear, may vary from hip-length (babydoll) to floor-length (peignoir).
– Nightshirt, a shirt meant to be worn while sleeping. It is usually longer and looser than the average T-shirt, and it is typically made of softer material.
– Panties, underwear that come in all shapes, fabrics and colours, allowing you to have lots of coverage or barely any coverage at all.
– Peignoir, a long outer garment which is frequently sheer and made of chiffon or another translucent fabric
– Petticoat, an underskirt. Petticoats were prominent throughout the 16th to 20th centuries. Today, petticoats are typically worn to add fullness to skirts in the Gothic and Lolita subcultures.
– Pettipants, a type of bloomer featuring ruffles, resembling petticoats. Pettipants are most commonly worn by square dancers and people participating in historical reenactment.
– Robe, a garment worn to cover the body. A robe may be floor-length, knee-length, or shorter, and it is commonly worn over and as lingerie.
– Slip, typically worn underneath clothing. Originally, slips were worn to prevent underwear from showing through thin clothing and to help clothing to hang properly on the body. Slips are found in both full and half styles, and are typically made of smooth fabric like silk or satin.
– Spanky-pants, Spankies, or Spanks, a type of shapewear most commonly worn by cheerleaders. Spanks help to create the illusion of a slimmer figure; they are often worn as shorts, tanks, or girdle-like bodices.
– Stockings, another term for hosiery.
– Stringbody (sv), a tight, benlöst full body garment whose lower tail consists of a narrow piece that goes between the buttocks. The garment has been developed from the much older bodysuits.
– Tanga, a type of panty featuring full back and front coverage, but string-like sides that are typically thicker than those found on a string bikini.
– Tap pants, a type of short typically made of lace, silk, or satin.
– Teddy, an undergarment that resembles the shape of a one-piece bathing suit because it is typically sleeveless, and sometimes even strapless.
– Torsolette, a shorter version of the corselette. It is very similar to the Basque, and is sometimes called a merry widow. The Torsolette may also feature detachable garters.
– Trunks, a type of briefs, usually color-coordinated, most commonly worn by gymnasts under their leotards.
– Undergarment, a garment which one wears underneath clothes. Also known as “underwear.”
– Unitard, a one piece, skin tight garment. Though not typically worn as lingerie, a unitard is considered a type of shapewear.
Hosiery, also referred to as legwear, describes garments worn directly on the feet and legs. The term originated as the collective term for products of which a maker or seller is termed a hosier; and those products are also known generically as hose. The term is also used for all types of knitted fabric, and its thickness and weight is defined by denier or opacity. Lower denier measurements of 5 to 15 describe a hose which may be sheer in appearance, whereas styles of 40 and above are dense, with little to no light able to come through on 100 denier items.
The first references to hosiery can be found in works of Hesiod, where Romans are said to have used leather or cloth in forms of strips to cover their lower body parts. Even the Egyptians are speculated to have used hosiery as socks have been found in certain tombs.
Roller derby athletes shortly after a bout in Boise, Idaho wearing fishnet and patterned pantyhose
Most hosiery garments are made by knitting methods. Modern hosiery is usually tight-fitting by virtue of stretchy fabrics and meshes. Older forms include binding to achieve a tight fit. Due to its close fit, most hosiery can be worn as an undergarment, but it is more commonly worn as a combined under/outer garment.
Hosiery garments are the product of hosiery fabric produced from hosiery yarn. Unlike the yarn used for making woven fabric, hosiery yarn comes from a separate spinning (yarn making) process, and is used with circular knitting machines to form fabric. One or more hosiery yarn is used to make knitted or hosiery fabric, and garments produced out of this are generally referred to as hosiery garments.
– Compression stockings, a.k.a. support stockings
– Hold-ups (British English), stay-ups (British English) or thigh-high stockings (American English)
– Knee highs
– Socks, tube socks (American English), knee-highs and over-the-knees
– Stockings, held by a suspender belt, also known as “sussies”
– Tights (British English) or pantyhose (American English)
– Toe socks
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