Mislabeling happens, which is understandable because sometimes information like this can be hard to find, manufacturers intentionally or unintentionally (through receiving misinformation themselves) mislabel, and some of it is just plain confusing!
This is by no means meant to be an absolute guide to what definitely is and is not a certain garment, it’s just some general guidelines that these garments usually follow. (Things like closures, boning type, and sizing often vary by manufacturer and style.) It also doesn’t include nearly every type of lingerie and shapewear, as there is so much out there! This is just meant to clear up a few common misconceptions. <3
If you’re a more visual person, here are picture examples of all of the garments listed!
Crop Top/Outerwear Bustier:
In case you didn’t see it, Sara made a wonderfully informative chart and we have pictures! Everyone, gaze upon it in awe.
Hey look I made a CHART