History Reveals: Lingerie as Personal As A Woman’s Scent

“Wearing nice lingerie makes me feel really glamorous. I love to splurge on that.” ~ Fergie

Who wouldn’t agree with the sexy superstar?

Or how about this brilliant quote from iconic designer Christian Dior?

“Real elegance is everywhere … especially in the things that don’t show.”

Beautiful lingerie belongs in every woman’s wardrobe, and it’s as highly personal as a signature fragrance. It’s yours and yours alone, and it’s been created to please you and hopefully, to please others.

Lingerie serves a function, but these delicate or bold often hidden garments do more than cover the skin. A gorgeous and luxurious string thong, glam bodice bra with embroidered tulle or sexy lace suspenders to enhance the waist are fine examples of the sophistication and modern allure of lingerie today. The exceptional details and fabrics make all the difference, and exquisite styling allows the piece to look spectacular from the front and from the back.

Feminine, chic undergarments have quite an amazing history and can be traced way back to the fifteenth century. An archaeological discovery in Austria during a lengthy reconstruction of the Lenberg Castle in East Tyrol yielded the remains of linen fragments that were fashioned into bras. These cloth undergarments had cups designed into them, according to a report by History Extra.

The term lingerie and its appeal as pretty undergarments didn’t take hold until around the late nineteenth century. Corsets were starting to be designed as less bulky and more flattering to the female figure. By the twentieth century, women began working in jobs like men had that required more movement, so the underwear followed with structural practicality and lighter fabrication.

By 1935, lingerie was just starting to build its iconic role in fashion with the invention of underwire bras and those with padding. From that point on, there was no turning back.

Women have always adored putting on sensuous undergarments decade after decade. There was even “A History of Lingerie” featured at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2013, reports the NYTimes.

A line of white mannequins displayed a wide variety of undies through the centuries at the exhibit. From petticoats to girdles to body stockings to bustiers and thongs, the styling and structure of each item was quite amazing to view.

The special exhibit showed the world that there are two key features that are made into any woman’s bra. These are: hard and soft, or structured and unstructured.

These days, high-end luxury undergarments are favored by many of Hollywood’s most famous faces. Katy Perry, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Garner and Gwyneth Paltrow are said to be major fans of the very best that superbly engineered panties and bras have to offer.

Of course, we don’t know exactly what undergarment styles that celebrities like to collect, but like you and me, they prefer comfort, something sexy and totally provocative.

Beautiful lingerie is timeless, unique and helps define a woman’s image.

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