Category : Underwear

The Humble Bra – Part Two

In 1889, Herminie Cadolle, a French corsetiere, invented what we think of as the first modern bra. Called the “corset-gorge”, it was a two piece garment which consisted of a corset for the bust, and a lower corset for the waist. She described it as “designed to sustain the bosom and supported by the shoulders”.

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The Humble Bra – Part One

The bra, like other garments, has a long, long history, dating back as far as at least 2700BC when the Greeks had the concept to restrain a woman’s breasts. Wall art from the time depicts women wearing outer garments which laced and seemed to partially restrain, and partially push up and expose the breasts. In

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The Starring Role of Underwear in the Cinema

There are almost countless cinematic scenes in which underwear takes a starring role – and not just recent films, either. In the very early days of Hollywood, before the censors went berserk, things were surprisingly risqué … but even after the conservative viewpoint won out, lingerie and underwear has made regular appearances on the big

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The Weird World of Petticoat Discipline

Now for something different: Petticoat Discipline. No, we’re not joking! Petticoating, otherwise referred to as pinaforing, is a kind of rare, humiliating, and socially unacceptable punishment, which involves dressing a boy in girls’ clothing as a form of discipline.   Not just limited to certain subgenres of erotic fantasy and role-play, there is credible evidence

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Where Have All The Petticoats Gone?

Like other undergarments, petticoats have a long and illustrious history, the story of which we will embark on another time. But the question for today remains: where have all the petticoats gone?  A petticoat goes by many other names: chemise, slip, camisole if covering only waist up, half-slip if just covering the waist down. True

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Hot in Rio!

Here at Undiewarehouse, we are excited to announce a brand new line to our enormous range of merchandise: Hot in Rio Brazilian Lingerie. Brazil, in South America, is associated with passion, colour, fun, an easy-going nature and a focus on beauty, sexiness and pleasure. Devised and designed by native Brazilian woman, Camila Moraes, who is

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Chastity Belt – Fact or Fiction?

This week we’re stepping away from the “norm” as regards lingerie, underwear, and hosiery, and taking a look at an item we’ve possibly all heard about historically, even joked about – but which we may be uncertain as to whether it ever really existed:  the chastity belt. What is a chastity belt? Put simply, it

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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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