Babydoll A Babydoll is a dress where the abdomen line is fixed above than where the natural waist is. The typical location for the waistlines on such attires varies from the mid-ribcage area to just below the bust line. The skirt of the attire then falls from there, wrapping away from the body. Babydoll attires also basically include lace or ruffles, because of their childlike nature. The name of the attire comes from the fact that most of the toy dolls (Barbie) wear a allied vogue outfit. This vogue is also mostly famous in adolescent's and neonate's clothing. Babydoll attires also tend to have less demilunes than many other types of attires. As mentioned at dictionary.com, babydoll attires are common in sleepwear and lingerie, but have ripened to become daytime wear. The name got famous by the 1956 flick “Baby Doll” starring Carroll Baker in the main leading role as a 19-year-old mermaid, which basically marked the start of the abiding popularity of the vogue for adults. Babydolls became a salient part of the "kinderwhore" look during the early-to-mid-1990s due to the reputation of riot Grrrl and punk characters like Courtney Love and Kat Bjelland.