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?