Tuesday, June 4, 2013

History of the Lingerie

Old Fashioned Lingerie

Lingerie is basically the re-creation of the corset, the undergarment worn by women in traditional times.

Women would wear their corsets laced tightly for this was the fashionable way of donning it during that era.

‘Tight lacing’ was frowned upon by many as they argued it forced the waist and rib cage to shrink and in some cases caused the ribs to crack.

Around the 19th century a British fashion designer by the name of Lady Duff-Gordon began designing stunning corsets which did away with tight lacing.

Other designers followed suit and the traditional corset was replaced with less restrictive undergarments which were also more comfortable to wear.

History of French Lingerie

The French went a step further and created lighter, softer and smoother underclothing with beautiful eye-catching designs using the lace produced from their own country since the 1600’s.

In 1665 schools were set up in France by Louis XIV's minister Colbert to train the French in the art of lace making and it wasn't long before France began producing the finest lace in the world.

French lace is popular even to this day and is used in making many of the laced lingerie which is sold throughout the world.

How To Choose Lingerie For Your Body Shape

Lingerie brings out the splendor of the most beautiful part of the body. For example ladies with a lovely toned derriere would look best in boy shorts and corset lingerie.

Corset lingerie is ideal for those with good cleavage. Women who are have a slight tummy or not so slim waist should also opt for wearing a corset.

Big busted ladies will look nice in teddy lingerie.

Best Brands of Lingerie
  • Princesse Tam Tam
  • Rosie For Autograph
  • L’Agent
  • Calvin Klein
  • Stella McCartney 
  • Bluebella
  • Beautiful Bottoms
  • Huit

Expensive Lingerie Brands

Carine Gilson: $515 – the lingerie is made from the best lace (Chantilly) and silk (Lyon).

Jean Yu: $320 – silk chiffon is used to make the lingerie.

Bordelle: $288 – S&M and bondage style lingerie.

Fleur of England: $182 – elegant designs made from soft silk and lace.

Guia La Bruna: $110 – vintage style lingerie created with mainly silk muslin fabric.

Fox and Rose: $102 – a choice of elegant and seductive style lingerie.

How To Wash And Dry Lingerie

Because lingerie is delicate and made from soft fabric make sure to wash in cool water using a mild detergent. Line drying is recommended since heat from the dryer can damage the fabric.

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