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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.

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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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Big Girls’ Guide to Lingerie Picks

If you are a curvy plus size woman, finding the right type, size, and style of beautiful lingerie may pose a challenge. This is especially true if you are bold and proud of your full-bodied figure.

And many plus size women are truly proud enough to flaunt their curves.

This detailed infographic should help to guide you if and when you decide to go for head-turning, shape enhancing, ‘cheeky’, provocative, or simply empowering plus size lingerie to flaunt your gorgeous curvy silhouette.

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From your torso to your legs, these tips will let you know what’s best for you – no matter if you have fat calves, wide shoulders, or a drooping bosom.

So, whenever you wish to treat yourself to some nice intimate wear, remember these handy tips. You’ll find that you will always make a wise choice, whatever your desires might be – boxers, sleepwear, bras, bustiers, chemise, hosiery, leather, costumes, and the
like.

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Bras Dictionary

If there was ever an item that can be described as essential to a woman, it’s definitely the bra. They’re the items we entrust with the support of our beloved boobs, and so they are understandably very important to us. Bras are more than just convenient holding cups for your breasts.

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A good bra can mean the difference between looking kind of lumpy and uneven to feeling confident and comfortable in a tight shirt.

For those with larger breasts in particular, a good bra is not only essential to a polished outfit, but for back health as well. You need that extra support to relieve your precious spine from stress and so the type of bra you choose is even more important.

For those looking for a subtle lift and/or wishing to limit the effect of gravity on their breasts, bras are essential tools.

Bras can also instill you with confidence and sensual femininity as well as giving you an extra skip in your step throughout the day.

In order to help identify the type you need, it’s important to recognise all the different bras out there. Which ones are perfect for you? Which are well suited to the different occasions and outfits you plan on wearing them with?

Wella Intimate Bra Dictionary

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7 Ways to Tell You’re Wearing the Wrong Size Bra

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Many of the women don’t really realize they are wearing the wrong size bras and are surprised by just how different their actual bra size is. For this reason we suggest every woman take a good, hard look at the bra you are wearing and ask yourself these seven simple questions:

1. Is my underwire is sitting away from my chest wall?
This means your cups are too small.
Your underwire should fit firmly against your chest without any gaping. Assuming your straps are properly adjusted, you’ll know you’ve found the right band fit when you can lift your arms over your head without the underwire rising up.

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2. Are my breasts bulging out over the top, sides, or bottom of my cups?
You should probably go up a cup size.
The cup should hold your entire breast without the dreaded quadra-boob.
“I always suggest women bring a T-shirt with them to try on bras,” Kay-Lin says. “They might think a bra looks great, but then they put a T-shirt on over the top and realize it actually isn’t giving them the shape they want. Or they might feel so-so about a bra and then put the T-shirt on and realize it’s perfect.”

3. Is my strapless bra slipping down?
You need to go down a band size.
In fact, you may need to go down a few band sizes. With only the band to hold your chest up, a proper, firm fit is essential if you don’t want to spend the whole night hiking up your bra.

We also suggest shopping for formal dresses and bras in tandem so you don’t end up with a dress that leaves you unsupported. “A lot of brides in particular want to go with these strapless, backless styles, but that can be tough when you’ve got a large bust to support. Sometimes they have support built in, or it can be added later, but not always.” For this reason we advise taking your dress (wedding or otherwise) with you when you go to try on bras, or even finding the strapless bra that works best for you before dress shopping.

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4. Are my straps digging into my shoulders?
You need to go down a band size.
In order for the bra to provide proper support, the band and straps need to work together. If the straps are digging into your shoulders it’s a sign that the straps are doing too much of the work for you.

5. Are my breasts falling to the sides instead of going straight forward?
Ditch the T-shirt bra for something seamed.
“A lot of women favor seamless, molded-cup T-shirt bras because they’re worried that seamed bras will show up under their clothes,” Kay-Lin says, “but especially with larger busts, those seams are mostly under the breast and are rarely noticeable under clothing.”

For best results look for a bra with a four-part cup, like the one below. The additional seam on the side, known as a ‘side sling’, is great for helping guide your breasts forward.

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6. Is the back of my band riding up?
Again, your band is probably too large. Instead of bowing up, your band should fit firmly and horizontally across your back.

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7. Are my cups wrinkling or gaping?
In this case, your cups are probably too large. You should either go down a cup size or, especially if only one cup is loose, add padding to help them out.

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Should you be wearing lingerie when you are already in your 50? And Why

Whу іѕ lіngеrіе ѕо important tо women оf аll аgеѕ? Thе answer іѕ ѕіmрlе. What wе wеаr nеxt tо оur ѕkіn dеfіnеѕ who wе аrе. The right underwear gіvеѕ uѕ соnfіdеnсе, but thеrе´ѕ much mоrе tо thе mаgіс оf sexy lingerie than just a ԛuісk bооѕt tо оur self-esteem. And it´s nоt juѕt аbоut wеаrіng pretty thіngѕ tо еntісе thе реrѕоn wе ѕреnd оur nights wіth, аlthоugh thаt can be іmроrtаnt tоо! Lingerie helps uѕ еxрlоrе ourselves and dіѕсоvеr thе facets оf our personalities.

Lingerie for mature women
Lingerie for mature women

 

Mаturе women оftеn nеglесt the fасt that ѕеxу lіngеrіе еѕресіаllу brаѕ аrе nоt only nісе tо look at, but they ѕhоuld fееl gооd when they аrе wоrn. When Wоmеn gеt tо a сеrtаіn аgе, they ѕtор trуіng tо lооk gооd еѕресіаllу whеn it comes to lіngеrіе. Sеxу lіngеrіе fоr mаturе wоmеn mау be a bіt tоо much оf аn еxtrаvаgаnzа fоr women that аrе uѕеd tо plain lооkіng full coverage brаѕ.

 

Thеrе are many lіngеrіе for mаturе wоmеn that оffеr lіft and support without being constricting аnd раіnful. Yes, bra technology hаѕ fоund оthеr wауѕ tо lift uр thе breasts without undеrwіrе, and уоu can fіnd these tуреѕ of brаѕ іn ѕеxу styles and bigger cup sizes too! Before you gо buуіng аnу lіngеrіе fоr уоur changing body, be sure tо gеt уоurѕеlf mеаѕurеd; it’s very possible your brеаѕt ѕіzе may change after еxреrіеnсіng mеnораuѕе (or wеіght loss or gаіn).

 

Regarding раntіеѕ, gо fоr соmfоrt, Wearing of constricting materials can furthеr dіѕruрt vаgіnаl dryness, саuѕіng іrrіtаtіоn thаt саn even bе раіnful. Yоu саn ѕtіll wеаr lасу panties, but make ѕurе tо аltеrnаtе wear with brеаthаblе fаbrісѕ lіkе соttоn panties аnd bаmbоо panties. There аrе ѕо many соttоn раntіеѕ out there.

 

Fоr рluѕ-ѕіzе and wоmеn оvеr 50, ѕоft tissue іѕ a соmmоn problem. It оссurѕ thrоughоut thе body аѕ we age. Unlеѕѕ уоu’rе extremely lеаn, уоu lіkеlу have a bіt of this on уоur back, legs, wаіѕt, and аrmѕ. Suрроrtіvе garments оftеn mаgnіfу soft tissue by сrеаtіng lumру-lооkіng skin, muffіn tорѕ, іndеntаtіоnѕ аnd bасk fаt. To minimize thеѕе еffесtѕ, particularly thе ѕkіn flарѕ under the arms.

Mаkе sure уоu’rе wеаrіng thе соrrесt brа size. Whеn tіѕѕuе is fіrm, it’s mоrе forgiving.
Choose bras wіth undеrwіrеѕ аnd 3-part cups for thе best ѕuрроrt іn frоnt. I also rесоmmеnd brаѕ with ѕlіngѕ оr panels, vеrtісаl bоnіng, аnd tаllеr sides. Bесаuѕе brеаѕt tіѕѕuе bесоmеѕ mоrе mаllеаblе with аgе, a brа wіth a dеfіnеd brеаѕt ѕhаре wіll gіvе уоu a ѕuрроrtіvе and mоrе уоuthful арреаrаnсе.

Whеn you dеvоtе tіmе аnd еffоrt tо аdоrn уоur bоdу in bеаutіful lіngеrіе, it affirms your ѕеlf-wоrth аnd bооѕtѕ уоur ѕеlf-соnfіdеnсе. It іgnіtеѕ fеmіnіnе сrеаtіvіtу аnd also hеlрѕ уоu take yourself seriously. It is vеrу sad thаt most mature wоmеn dо nоt bеlіеvе thаt thеу are worthy of nісе lіngеrіе оr that іt worth thеіr money. Thеу fееl guіltу buуіng thіngѕ that are оnlу іntеndеd fоr a fеw еуеѕ.

 

The article is written by Sarah Wilson, a lingerie expert based in Singapore.

The advantages of slimming down with waist training corsets

Corset training or waist training is the means of cinching in the waist over a period of time with the aid of a corset. It is a widely known and a tight undergarment worn to reduce the midsection and bring you the hourglass elegant figure of a woman. Derived from the ancient Latin and French word, a corset has long been a desire for women. Available across different sizes and colors, the clothing has again become the newest in the fashion sector. Corsets can help to balance the body, reduce the chances of injury, correct past injuries, adjust body morphology and more; it is a quite controversial way of lowering the size of your waist since it has been connected with some health issues. Thus listed below are some advantages of waist training corset.

A smaller waist and hourglass figure

The hour glass physique is what a lot of women are after, thus the recognition of waist training. This way of training has been preferred to controlling the size of your waist by many sizes. Good cinchers are known to work with your body to give you a small and normal looking figure.

Good posture and back support

A cincher or corset has metallic bones which make it nearly impossible to slouch; giving you excellent posture each time you wear one. Back support really helps to provide healthy posture which is caused by the clinching and binding impact of the training. It also helps to heal and get rid of any back aches.

Black Waist Training Corset
Black Waist Training Corset

 

Increased sweating

Using a cincher during routines help to facilitate a better rate of sweating that helps in weight reduction and toning up abdominal muscle and back muscles because of its closed nature.

Tightening skin

The skin in the mid-section and back can be loose as many people pack in weight in these parts. Tightening the skin in these parts can help provide a well-toned and smooth appearance. The waist workout will ensure you look more energetic and youthful.

Corsets work as a weight reduction help

Corsets work as a gastric band and will not allow much increase of the stomach, therefore helping to regulate appetite and help reduce food portions. Using a corset will also help to notice yourself as a small person, planting the seed of faith in mind that weight-loss is attainable, and acting as a solid motivation to enhance nutrition and fitness routine.

Corsets are known to assist in preventing the weakening of joints encountered by people who have connective tissue problems. By using corsets and enhancing their good posture, they are less likely to experience dislocation of intersections and other bodily altering injuries.

Most of the benefits of using corsets for slimming down are on the health aspect and it is best to see a qualified health professional or your personal doctor concerning these health benefits. Corset weight training is a good innovation of mankind and with the perfect guidance; it will give you many benefits that will change your whole life in a favorable way.