The evolution of erotic lingerie

The evolution of erotic lingerie

22.08.2022 0 By admin

Only in the 19th century will a real lingerie revolution happen – pantaloons are finally recognized as part of the ladies’ wardrobe. They are sewn from cambric or linen, trimmed with coquettish silk ribbons, openwork lace, intricate embroidery, ruffles and … hidden under skirts. The cut was as simple as possible – two separate linen pipes sewn at the waist. In other words, the legs were separate, there was no seam at the crotch level (the pantaloons were tucked under a corset, which could not be put on or taken off without outside help). When both pantaloons were sewn together in the late 19th century, it caused a sexual shock to conservative women. Wearing panties with a seam was considered a sign of … immorality and debauchery. Colored pantaloons were directly associated with debauchery.

Over time, the pantaloons became shorter – at first they reached the ankles, then to the knee … These changes were quite logical, because women’s dresses also became shorter. Thanks to the Great Mademoiselle, after the 1st World War, the pantaloons “turned” into shorts, the length became minimal, and the style was as simple as possible. The Chanel fashion house was the first to produce knitted (and, therefore, tight-fitting!) women’s underpants.

During the 20th century, panties continued to “shrink”, decreasing in size, models that allow you to see as much of the body as possible – thongs and thongs become popular. For some reason, it seems to us that the fashion for knickers will return a little more – because otherwise men will not have a single chance to develop erotic imagination.

Corset and bra

A complex structure of whalebone (and sometimes wooden planks and metal parts), hooks and laces, blocking the access of air to the lower parts of the lungs, did not always fulfill the task of raising and supporting the female breast. What kind of eroticism could be discussed in the same Spain, when flat women were in fashion, without a hint of breasts? The girls slept with lead plates on their chests. Ladies diligently laced up, flattening their busts. Around the middle of the 17th century, thanks to the French, this gloomy fashion was over. Corsets began to be sewn from satin, satin and silk and decorated with lace. The necklines became more and more bold, the chest was higher, the waist was thinner … The lower pointed edge of the bodice went down to the skirt, as if pointing out to the men what was hidden under them. Schnip (as this detail was called) either came into fashion with a corset, then ceased to be relevant, then returned triumphantly from oblivion. In the 18th century, shnips were given special meaning, shnips, especially low on the skirt, were called “the road to paradise.”