Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sexy Did You Know Tuesday... RAWR

"Let's talk about sex baby, let's talk about you and me..."

Okay not really, this post isn't truly about sex, but the great clothing line called lingerie! ~*applauds, claps, hollers, cat calls*~

"The term ‘lingerie’ has been derived from old French ‘linge’, which means linen. Though lingerie has been in use since B.C, the term ‘lingerie’ was not extensively used to refer to the underclothing until the late 1850’s."

 
Lingerie was not all it is cracked up to be now days. The furthest record we have was from 3000BC. Cretan women wore a tight bodice made of bone that pushed their breasts over and out, oh yeah they were right out there gentleman, for all the world to see. Cretan people felt that doing this showed everyone that these women have the ability to create babies dammit! This is what we know today as a corset.

So we skip forward to the 18th century, where corsets were still made out of whale bone but were decorated with lace and all the frilly stuff. Doctors at this point were all like "Um yeah squeezing the body too tight is not good. It makes it so one passes out and stuff." You know like Ms. Swan in Pirates of the Caribbean.

~*This is a bonafied whale corset. Haha bonafied.*~

Century later the bra is born and the corsets are not as tight. Freedom to move around ladies, and well whatever gentleman decided they needed to wear a corset! The push-up bra was invented in the 1940's, well hello ladies!

Who was the maker of this thing we call a push-up bra? Well it was none other than Frederick Mellinger, who started his lingerie shop in his loft in Manhattan. Well he was like "Screw this! I am popular and I am awesomeness so to Hollywood I shall go!" He packed up all his bra's, moved to Hollywood and opened the lingerie store we all know as  Frederick's of Hollywood. Victoria's Secret came to be, no pun intended, after Fredrick's in 1977 by founder Roy Raymond, who was embarrassed by buying lingerie for his wife. Uh huh suuuuuuuure.



By the 90's lingerie fell into two categories, stuff for functionality and stuff to be worn in the bedroom.

FYI:  thong underwear is the most popular and fastest selling item. I just don't see how someone could walk around with something up their butt  all day

~*I mean seriously who could?!*~

So ladies and gents, what is your favorite type of lingerie?

Ladies do you prefer to shop for lingerie or would you rather your man buy it for you?

Men do you prefer to buy the lingerie or do you want your lady to buy it?


Or why buy it at all, it doesn't stay on very long any way, or does it?

15 comments:

Fickle Cattle said...

I don't get thongs either. It's like having a permanent wedgie.

I am Fickle Cattle.

Simple Dude said...

Even though I am a big fan of lingerie, I am not that good at buying it. I've tried but get the wrong size or style and it ends up going back. I do like it when she buys something new and surprises me with it though.

Unless she is buying it for me... to wear. That's not cool, I won't fall for that again.

SD
http://simpledudecomplexworld.blogspot.com/

Affi'enia said...

Thongs are just wrong!!!!!

Ok I feel better now.

I do love a good corset and wish I could find one suitale for replacing the strapless bras that no longer come in my size. I buy my own and think I always will.

SweetiePea said...

Oh, Thank Goodness! I thought I was the only woman left on the planet that hated thongs. How can anyone concentrate with that thing all up in your crack all day. LOL I'm glad to see I'm in good company.

I like negliges (sp?), teddies etc... I would love for my man to buy me lingeire or at least go shopping with me and show me what he likes. But I also get a kick out of surprising him too.

And actually it sometimes does stay on. He says it makes me look more "ravaged" afterwards.

Okay ... maybe that was TMI.

crazy ramblings of a tired mom said...

You get used to thongs, I was told that once and didn't buy it but you really do. Victoria secrets are the best....all COTTON is the key. Now the hubby calls them my granny panties lol! As for the other stuff, all taking up one whole precious drawer collecting dust. WASTE OF TIME! Although the Hubby would beg to differ!

Brian Miller said...

i dunno. thongs are pretty nice as long as i am not the one wearing it....and it is not a rhinocerus wearing it either...lol. i let her pick it out...i rather like the surprise...i kinda like the stockings and straps look too.

Terry Stonecrop said...

Haha, I don't get thongs either. Love the pic! Hilarious!

I buy my own lingerie. I do like lacy.

Nicole said...

hahaha... one of my friends comments is when his wife asks him what he thinks, he wads it up and throws it on the floor and says, yup looks good :)

sage said...

whoever put that thing on that rhino deserved to be gored and mounted on his horn... But I assume it was photoshopped and I don't normally air my dirty (and holey) underwear in public and before doing so would plead the fifth :)

BeMistified said...

Fickle: I believe floss goes in-between the teeth, not the buttocks.

Dude: You always make me laugh and smile.

Affi’enia: Ugh don’t get me started on bras not fitting. Voluptuous girls and the tribulations I go through!

Sweetie: I like the aspect of going shopping and a compromise being made.

CRoaTM: Oh girl I applaud you for wearing those thong things!

Brian: I find a lot of guys like the stockings

Terry: Thanks! Lacy is good.

Nicole: Hahahaha that is too funny. Usually that’s where it ends up so I see why he does it!

Sage: Hi Sage welcome to the blog and thank you for your comment. I believe it was photo shopped as well, but I just HAD to post the rhino. Sometimes one has to plea the 5th.

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I hate thongs, I would rather wear just normal panties. Push up bras and underwire bras suck unless they're strapless, then somehow that makes it better.

I hate going out to buy underwear but I'm too embarrassed to let anyone else buy it for me. I wouldn't mind a corset or a boustiex (sp?)

http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com/

The Sword of Odin Knife Blog said...

BeMistified,

Hahaha! I agree with you, I don't see how anyone can walk around with something up their butt all day.
I usually go with my wife when she buys lingerie and show her the ones I'd like to see her in.

BeMistified said...

Adorkable: Pain is beauty.

Knife: I think going with the wife and picking it out is probably the safest bet lol

Sandra said...

I know, I'll be getting tomatoes thrown at me, but I think the corset needs to be revived....what? I don't have a flipping waist or boobs. I could use an artificial body.
But who am I kidding, I'm a granny panties kind of gal anyway. Yeah, I'm not about the string up my ass either.

BeMistified said...

Sandra: I ♥ the corsets. People wear them like shirts. Well at least people here do.