Category : Lingerie

The Importance of a Post Surgery Bra

While it’s not something most women consider unless or until it becomes a personal necessity, if surgery is ever required to the breast area, we can’t stress highly enough the importance of the correct post-surgery bra.   There are myriad reasons why a woman may undergo breast surgery. It may be for cosmetic reasons –

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A Brief History of Women’s Undies – Part 2

By the turn of the twentieth century, open-crotch knickers had fully made way for underwear that was closed at the crotch.  In the early 1900s, poorer women made their own knickers from old flour sacks, which must have rubbed and chafed, and been very uncomfortable! . In 1910, rayon was first used in the manufacture

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A Brief History of Women’s Undies

A Brief History of Women’s Undies Pantaloons, bloomers, drawers, knickers, panties, briefs: call them what you will. Women’s undies have a long and somewhat interesting story – though their use is a very new thing compared with men’s underwear… Underwear for a woman’s nether regions was unheard of in centuries past, except for in ancient

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Underwear: Debunking the Myths!

Myths have always existed. Whether legendary stories of heroes and damsels in distress, urban myths about travelling quiet roads on dark nights, or silly notions about stereotypes to which some people hold on as if for dear life, myths are everywhere – and the internet is a feeding ground for their genesis, transmission and perpetuation.

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Girdles – 1950s

The fashion industry boomed in the 1950s, and the norm was to see extremely well-groomed women. All well-dressed women of the time wore tight, controlling girdles. Fashion required a firm silhouette, particularly for the slim-fitting, streamlined sheath  dresses that were so fashionable at the time. Girdles were now made from nylon and latex rubber; strategic

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Are you wearing the right Bra?

Are you wearing the right sized bra? Buying a new bra is possibly up there in the top most-hated shopping experiences for a woman – up there with shopping for swimsuits and jeans. But what may seem overwhelming can actually be quite fun – and simple! – if you have the know-how and tools to

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A Short History of Underwear Part 6 – Women’s Corsetry 1796 – 1875

A Short History of Underwear #6 – Corsetry – Part 2 – 1796 – 1875 Fashions changed dramatically in about 1796. A high waisted, “empire” style of ladies’ dress de-emphasised the waist and “stays” became a lot less constrictive. “Short stays”, or a “corsette”, was worn to primarily support the breasts, while still also supporting

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A Short History of Underwear Part 5: Women’s Corsetry #1 – 2000BC – 1790

A Short History of Underwear Part 5:  Women’s Corsetry #1 – 2000BC – 1790 Say the word “corset” and all kinds of images spring to mind: from sexy or fetishist lingerie to nightmare-inducing days of old where women were tight-laced within an inch of their lives (literally!) to fit with the dictates of the fashions

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