A babydoll dress is a loose, short, low-waisted nightdress or negligee, often designed to be worn as a nightgown for the night, and generally intended for girls. It may have fitted cups or formed breasts called a bra, usually with an unattached, loose-fitted skirt typically falling between your knee and upper thigh. Some even feature an attached bodice. Other styles are sleeveless or feature long sleeves with a tie-back band. There is also a style that can feature a back, or a strapless bodice and or back that is usually fitted at the neck.
The term babydoll dresses comes from the use of a diaper as a cover up for modesty. The term “babydoll” is originally a French word, meaning “little woman’s dress.” Today, the word “babydolls” describes any lingerie that features form fitting and/or short sleeves. Most common designs in babydolls come in black, blue, white, and red. They may also be paired with other colors such as pink, yellow, or orange. The color may also be chosen to match a baby’s skin tone.
The most popular fashion trends are the ones featuring fitted bodices, lacing, and ties or cuffs. These features make the garment look more “sexy,” and draw attention to the most feminine features of a woman’s body. With these fashionable trends, many women are also able to feel comfortable and attractive in their own skin without having to worry about being ridiculed by others.