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Boxer Shorts - loose fitting underwear for men.

Bras - are used to provide support to the bust. The different types of bras available are underwired bras, sports bras, multiway bras, padded bras, push up bras, minimiser bras, backless bras, triangle bras, halter neck bras, full cup bras and half cup bras.

Multiway Bras - a versatile bra the can be worn in many different ways, these include strapless, halterneck, criss-cross or straight strapped. These are very useful if you need a bra to go under a halterneck, off the shoulder or revealing top but still need a bit of support.

Push-up Bras - a push up bra contains padding so it pushes your breasts up to give your bust more lift and cleavage.

Sports Bras - are used to give support to the bust and reduce the amount the breast bounces during exercise. Depending on what exercise you are doing determines whether you need a sports bra designed for low impact or high impact sports.

T-shirt Bras- have seamless cups for a smooth outline under the tightest of clothes.

Padded Bras - these are generally used by small chested women to enhance their clevage. The pads used come in different thicknesses, some are only padded at the bottom to give more lift to the breasts to give the effect of more clevage, and other padded bras have removable pads.

Underwired Bras - are designed to give support and shape to the bust, they also help to reduce any sagging.

Bustiers

Camisoles - a thin strapped top made from various materials, including mesh and cotton. Camisoles can be used as underwear or outerwear and some provide support for the bust.

Hosiery - socks, stockings and tights. Tights and stockings are made from nylon, opaque and lycra fibres. Tights come in various different colours from nude to black and numerous different bright colours. The thickness of tights is measured in denier, the lower the denier the thinner the tights.

Maternity - this is a selection of underwear for expecting mums or new mums.

Tank Tops - a tight fitting sleeveless top. Can be worn as underwear or outerwear.

Swim Wear - there are swimsuits and bikins for women and for men there are swimming trunks and shorts.

Nightwear

Basques

Bodies

Chemises - a loose fitting dress used for nightwear.

Suspender Belts - a belt used for holding up womens stockings with suspenders that hang from the belt.

Jock Straps - underwear for men with a pouch and elasticated belt. They are primarily used by men for athletics to hold their genitals in place.

Vests - a vest is a top used as an undergarment which is generally made of cotton. Nowadays vests can also be used as outer garments.