Saturday, April 2, 2011

History of underwear

Underwear, you've come a long way, baby.

History of underwear
 From loincloths to Spanx and all the bad ideas in between, we're taking a look at the evolution of undies.
History of the loincloth
These tiny pieces of cloth  were designed to cover a man in front and at least part of his behind. They were often made of leather, cloth or part of a tree.

History of the codpiece
This strategically placed pouch  showed up in the 15th century and often was used to carry prized possessions.

History of the corset
Torso-cinching corsets reached the height of their popularity in the Victorian era.
History of the push-up bra
The first push-up bra hit the market in 1893, but its popularity soared when a certain undergarment maker began a successful ad campaign for them in the 1940s.
Boxers or briefs?
Men wore union suits until the 20th century, when they were liberated with two more choices: boxer shorts and briefs, which were introduced in 1934
History of sexy underwear
Women's underwear started getting sexier in the '60s and '70s, with help from a certain political movement and a famous lingerie store.
Underwear as outerwear
When this Material Girl hit the scene, young women started showing off their lacy bras. Thankfully, another bra-inspired look of hers never caught on.
History of the thong
The thong was introduced in the 1980s and quickly became the go-to choice for ladies the world over.
Boxer briefs
This Oscar nominee was still a rapper when he bared almost all for Calvin Klein's for new hybrid skivvy: the boxer brief.
Boy shorts for women
In recent years, the more modest boy short has become more popular than the thong.
Spanx for women
None other than Oprah Winfrey picked these body shapers  for this list in 2000
The man girdle claims to help fellas who want to lose the beer gut without the workout.

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