Lingerie is a term for fashionable and possibly alluring undergarments.
English smocking is embroidery on top of pleats. The pleating creates soft folds and loose fit in a garment, making this type of smocking popular for children's clothing and lingerie.
Lingerie is light, small and dainty. In the lingerie business, as in apparel more generally, R&D is
more simply known as design.
Lingerie is a batch manufacturing business. Batches of a certain product are created in response
to customer orders.