Archive for November 8, 2014
Lingerie has been popular for centuries and has evolved to include every day wear and sexy character costumes for special occasions. Americans spend millions of dollars on lingerie every year, from push up corsets to strapless bustiers to simple bras with underwire.
Undergarments originally were intended to be more functional than seductive. A skirt and petticoat combination was popular for centuries and made from modest materials with conservative stylings. By the early 1900s the petticoats that peeked underneath dresses became more flirtatious in color and material. As skirts became less full and hemlines less long, camiknckers became a popular camisole and knicker one piece combination to wear under the daringly shorter dresses and skirts. Towards the 1950′s the hourglass figure was made p