In the context of the lingerie industry, a playsuit is an item of lingerie which encompasses an all in one design where the top half, similar to a negligee, is joined to the bottom half, similar to a panty or shorts.
The playsuit also exist in mainstream fashion as type of garment for day or evening wear. The playsuit, which is typically a shorter version of the Jumpsuit, was popular in the 1970's, and was usually made from silky fabrics for evening wear, or jersey and terry towelling for casual summer playsuits.
Since 2006, the playsuit, jumpsuit and catsuit, has made a resurgence into mainstream fashion.
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