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The History Of Lingerie And The Evolution Of “Sexy”

Fashion’s closest answer to the puzzle of sensuality is simple: lingerie. A myriad of shape, texture and color, lingerie manipulates our individual concepts of sexy and the clothes that represent those tastes. It suggest, it flirts, but it never reveals all. And that’s the core of it’s essence: mystery. Complete exposure could never suffice, as it signifies an e-vite of constant availability. No, lingerie has always been seen as a curious subject, carefully choosing what to hide and what to bare.

Throughout history lingerie has served as women’s answer to questions of individual sensuality and suggestion, and so from the many years of bustiers, bras and the babes that wore them, we’re exposing it all.
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Not to any surprise, the 1800s’ version of sexy was’t any version at all. Any suggestion of intimacy was of a covert matter, an almost shameful secret only divulged behind closed doors and only shared between man and wife. The suppression of sexuality then quite literally translated into sartorial matters: the corset. Nearly every aspect of this garment was engineered to pull, push and manipulate the female body, from the drawstrings that cinched the waist together to the whalebone that pushed the breasts forward. Such constraints had a definite affect, causing women to suffer from organ deformation, crushed ribs and even miscarriage. But the era of lingerie’s suppression would quickly come to an end as fashion’s newest invention found its limelight.

Bloomers and Bras

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With Mary Phelps Jacobs’ invention of the bra in 1910, women were finally getting the choice and freedom that lingerie was meant to offer. Society’s corset requirement began to fade with WWI shortages and lingerie companies were in need of new solutions for their customers, one of these being the bra. Because of the 20s’ sleek and skimpy silhouette, women were going to need underwear of the same cloth, thus also introducing the slip. Much contrasting from the suppressive nature of earlier centuries, the slip granted a newfound liberation and simplicity. Granted, this image was quite androgynous and promoted a sort of boyish figure not usually associated with an image of sex, but by using lingerie to celebrate the female body, “sexy” was exactly the term for it. As styles changed in the 30s and 40s, underwear followed suit and women bought their lingerie in separates: bras and bloomers. These options again were a step in a positive direction, but still had a certain veneer of secrecy. Something would need to break this wall in order for a more available version of “sexy” to be found.

The Curves of Rebellion

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But with the 1950s, lingerie finally developed its overt display and societal acceptance. The image of sex could finally become tangible, and this was in part due to the rise of pin-up girls. Pin-up girls were pictures of often scantily-clad models printed on posters for the walls of America. On these models were the lingerie trends of the decade, advertising everything from seamed stockings and girdles to bustiers and corselets. In total, these trends encapsulated the newest image of sex: curves. With the 60s and 70s continued an era of sexual liberation and lingerie styles again evolved, but almost in a digressional manner. The 60s version of underwear was no underwear, as seen in the decade’s infamous bra burning and invention of the No-Bra. The 70s had a return to lingerie, but in a sleeker sense with trim nightgowns and loose fabrics.

Cher And Body Suits: A Love Affair

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80s lingerie could not be explained without Cher, who was famous for debuting this little number in concert. Lingerie had officially gone back to the one-piece or teddies that had been forgotten for quite some time. Along with the body suit, popular styles were thongs, g-strings and any piece with a high-cut leg. Much opposed to the 80s’ version of sex, the 90s found its version in an androgynous display of very little clothing. The most commonly known example was in Calvin Klein’s controversial ads of the decade. Even though he was technically selling clothing, his models often wore no clothing at all, challenging ideas of nudity and the connotations of sex that go with them. In addition he created the unisex Calvin Klein waistband to prove that sexuality didn’t always have to be determined by gender. While his ideas and ads were widely known, they were also heavily censored and even faced a few child pornography charges. Still, his ideas of sex represented a new version that defied past standards and limitations.

The New Sexy

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Today lingerie is obviously more accessible than ever in a variety of forms, but more importantly it has contributed a modern version of sexy completely unique from past eras. This new version is not about what’s covered up or not, but about the woman underneath it all. A woman of confidence. A woman of strength. A woman who encapsulates whatever sort of sexy she wants.

After all of these years, we’re happy that this is the sort of woman that lingerie has become.

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How to Care For Your Sexy Lingerie

When women buy sexy lingerie, the look and feel of their new intimate apparel is bewitchingly soft and sensual. The silks and satins are luxurious and tantalizing to touch and beautiful to see. Wearing pretty babydolls and teddies is easy and effortless, but caring for these items can be confusing. If you don’t take care of your lace lingerie properly it will lose its pretty sex appeal. No one finds anything desirable in discolored, threadbare undies, and this can be the fate of even the most expensive items if they are exposed to harsh and inappropriate washing methods.

Delicate lace and satin can become faded, rough and tattered due to harsh washing and drying. This is why you have to use special care when it comes to your sexy lingerie. The better you treat your delicate bras, panties, bustiers and babydolls, the better they will perform for you over time. You should always consider your lingerie as an investment that needs to be handled gently and carefully. When you treat these delicate items the right way, they will look as good as new even after repeated washings.

Even if a tag says that you can machine wash your new bras and panties, it is better to ignore it. Your sexy lingerie will last much longer and retain its color and feel if you wash it all by hand. Line drying is much preferred to a machine dryer. Besides, there is a certain sexiness generated when you see your lacy thong panties swaying softly in the breeze.

Never use harsh chlorine bleach on lingerie because it will weaken and damage the fragile lace, satin, and mesh used to create sexy lingerie. Always choose cleansers designed for delicate items. Some trims, like garters, pads and shoulder straps are removable, and this should be done before washing begins. If these are soiled, you can clean them separately.

After your lingerie is clean and dry you should always fold and store it promptly. Make certain that everything is thoroughly dried before putting it away. Having 1 or 2 drawers devoted to your feminine undies is ideal. Add a sachet to this drawer or a cotton ball dabbed with your favorite perfume to give your lingerie an extra touch of allure and sex appeal.

Some people prefer to lay their bustiers and corsets flat in a drawer, but they can also be hung in a closet using the same hangers you would use for trousers or skirts.

If you follow these simple tips you should be able to enjoy the vibrant beauty of your sexiest lingerie for months or years to come.

 

When you want to buy sexy lingerie, be sure to check out the great selection of sheer babydolls, lacy nightgowns, and leather bustiers we carry in our online store.

Bustier and Corset – Differentiating Lingerie Twins

What we are talking about here are corsets and bustiers. Modern day fashion has brought the corset and the bustier from the inside of an outfit to the outfit itself, usually being paired by a pair of sexy jeans, a mini denim skit, or even tutus.

Women with a fuller build are the ones that really benefit from wearing corsets and bustiers. Plus size corsets hug all the right places that need to be cinched and at the same time, they also make the places that you want to be accentuated really stand out – like the chest and the hips, giving that fantastic hour-glass figure that everyone longs for. Plus size corsets are really heaven sent for the bbw (big beautiful woman).

A big question that may be tickling the minds of those that wear plus size corsets is that they are very similar to bustiers. To help settle a rather trivial but curious dispute let us differentiate the twins of the lingerie world, the bustier and the corset.

Bustier:
A bustier is a sleeveless top that spans the bust to the waist (sometimes touching the hips or the top area of the butt) and it is worn either as lingerie or as outer clothing. It is form fitting and it may sometimes have garters attached to it. Modern bustiers now have thin lacy straps but most bustiers are like tube tops.

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Corset:
The corset was developed more than a millennium ago. It is a close fitted boned undergarment that shapes a woman’s torso. It can either extend from above or below the bust to the hips, giving that appropriate binding effect to have a flatter waistline.

As you can see from the definition above, the two are more likely to be called as twins. They look the same and they practically do the same thing. But in the interest of settling the debate, one huge difference between the two is that the corset came first in terms of origin while the bustier came trailing decades later. A more prominent difference is that a corset does not always cover the breasts while a bustier always does. A corset that covers the chest area is called an over-bust corset.

In any case, both lingerie styles can be worn in and out of the bedroom. Especially for plus size women, you really want to emphasize the breasts as they are usually one of the best assets a fuller woman has. Wearing a plus size corset or a plus size bustier can further enhance that, giving you a more voluptuous appearance.

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Some women are hesitant in wearing a plus size corset in public, but if you wear it in good taste, then there is nothing to be worried about. Just make sure you wear it in appropriate places such as parties and clubs and you can never go wrong!

Whether you are looking for corset or bustiers, there is a wide selection here.

Benefits of Buying Lingerie Online

There are many good reasons to buy lingerie online, especially if you are a man. Going into a women’s store to look for that special lingerie item for your loved one could be quite embarrassing for some men. Crowds of females and lots of bright colours and delicate fabrics surround you. It’s just not what you are used to and you can feel yourself breaking out in a sweat just thinking about it. Then having to actually look through all that lingerie to pick the right size could be quite traumatic.

If you are looking for the perfect gift, then why not look online instead? No crowds, no hassles; just your familiar computer and you. You can bring up pictures of all the garments available and order what you want with the click of your mouse. You won’t feel the least bit embarrassed because there is no need to ask for help from a female shop assistant. Sure in a real shop the assistant can help, but you have to know the size, colour preference and style of garment first.

Yes, you still have to know those things when buying online, but the pictures are there before you, so it’s easy to make a choice. You don’t even have to know the names of the garments. Bustiers, thongs, camisoles, baby dolls and different kinds of panties are all tagged with their correct names. Simply choose those you like the look of. And if you get it wrong, you can nearly always return it for a refund or replacement without feeling embarrassed to explain everything to the salesgirl.

Just make sure when you are buying online that you choose a reputable business and check their refund policy.  so you can still take advantage of a bargain.

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