You must have read a few Valentine’s Day guides with sexy little pop-ups, fancy panties or alluring sleepover. You’d think lingerie the only gift for your girl that could never go wrong but before you make this super important purchase, are you sure you know everything there is to know about lingerie, even the fun and informative bits? Here are a few fun facts about lingerie that you might be missing and how lingerie went over an evolving journey over the years.
Panty Styles – sexy or necessary?
Open crotch panties had once been worn not because they were sexy but because they were a fashion necessity, closed crotch panties were only for men.
Sure we all love and wish to own the British based lingerie ‘Agent Provocateur’ but do we know who really created the lingerie? It was Vivienne Westwood’s son, Joseph Corre, who was responsible for creating Agent Provocateur.
Origins of lingerie
Lingerie is actually a French word that means both men and women’s undergarmeants.
Better Late than Never
Wonderbra was not always such a huge success, it was originally trademarked in the early ‘50’s but it didn’t become a world famous phenomenon until the late ‘90’s.
Who do we thank?
When you think about lingerie, do you know where it all first began? Who do you thank for the start of lingerie? History suggests that it was the ancient Greeks that show records of women wearing a garmeant to support their breast, for the very first time.
Crazy today, Fashion Yesterday
What may seem crazy to you today was once the largest fashion of the lingerie world. Back in the early 1900s, women went with a popular look ‘’monobosom’’. Monobosom, as the name suggests, is defined as breasts hoisted together and held up in such a way that women would appear as if they had one large bosom.
It all begins small
Victoria’s Secret, a lingerie retailer that today has become a global craze, was first started only on a surprisingly small level. A married couple created Victoria’s Secret as mail-order catalog thing hoping to popularize sexy lingerie for every day wear. This mail-order catalog quickly expanded into brick and mortar stores.
Wear Large in UK
Here’s another fun fact about lingerie that may be a secret to a lot of people. Where do you think do women wear the largest bra sizes? Well, if you didn’t know before then its UK, women in the UK wear the largest bra sizes.
All these fun facts about underwear! What yo wear and what you adorn underneath that is quite important.