Lingerie Demystified

Do you know the difference between a push up bra and a plunge bra, do you know your thongs from your tangas, or a corset from a girdle? No?

Not to worry, here at Mio Destino we have made this handy lingerie glossery for you. Here you can go through a number of different styles of lingerie that we have available.

Bra Guide

Balcony Bra

The balcony bra sits across the breasts on a straight line acting as a balcony.

Plunge Bra

The plunge bra has a very low 'plunging' neckline. This bra shows off loads of cleavage.

Triangle Bra

The triangle bra has triangle shaped cups and most triangle bras don't have underwiring for support.    

If your partner has a large cup size this isn't the bra you should be looking for.

Underwired Bras Mio Destino Womens Underwired Bra

Half Cup Bra

The half cup bra is similar to the balcony bra except the bustline is lowered and it's a little more revealing.

This bra style also comes in Quarter cup leaving the other 3/4's exposed.

Push Up Bra

The push up bra is probably the bra most men know about. This bra lifts and pushes the breasts together to create a fabulous cleavage.

Knicker Guide


The tanga is a mixture of the thong and the brief. It tends to provide slightly more coverage at the back. 


There isn't much to a thong. A thong has a little more fabric at the back than a G-string, which has literally just a string.

French Knickers

French knickers are feminine and comfortable pants that look a little like mini shorts.

These knickers looks great with a camisole or bra.

Lingerie Guide


The camisole is very popular as both daywear or nightwear as it looks very much like a top.


The basque is very similar to the bustier it's just longer, they have a tighter fit and come to the top of hips.


The chemise is a looser version of the camisole which extends to top of the thigh. 

The chemise can also be worn as nightwear.


The babydoll is a really short nightgown that ends just below the hip

It usually ties or clasps at the bust and the rest of the fabric "floats" away from the body. 


The corselette is a tighter and stronger bustier. 

It has boning that goes over the bodice and is laced or hooked in the back. 

It can have an underwire cup or be flat. 

Corselette traditionally are tightly cinched at the waist to give the wearer a noticeable hourglass figure.

They can also be laced loosely and worn as a regular top.

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