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It was a present given to me by my boss while we were away on business trip, I was gobsmacked haven’t worn one of these in 28 years since my honeymoon, and being a 52 year old wife I never thought I would wear one again.
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More “lingeire for body types” advice from Ellan Hoffman at Refinery29
What each of us considers sexy is a matter of personal preference. For some, lace-trimmed boyshorts and triangle bralettes offer just the right amount of allure; for others, the art of seduction is best achieved in bustiers and window briefs (look them up). The versatility of lingerie is part of its charm; it can be tailored to your lifestyle, personality, shape, mood, and more.
You may prefer your basic, nude T-shirt bras and bikinis for everyday, but extra-sexy essentials, like suspender belts, halter-necks bra, and bodysuits, await you off the clock. To bring your underwear drawer up to snuff, we broke down 11 common shapes and outlined tips for finding lingerie that feels tailored to yours — pairing apple-like bodies with scintillating one-pieces and carrot figures with flirty chemises, for starters. Many of the items ahead flatter more than one type, so go into the slideshow with an open mind (and lingerie drawer).
Wearing a specialized garment designed to support a woman’s breasts may date back to ancient Greece. Women wore an apodesmos (Greek: ?????????), later st?thodesm? (Gr: ??????????), mastodesmos (Gr: ???????????) and mastodeton (Gr: ??????????), all meaning “breast-band”, a band of wool or linen that was wrapped across the breasts and tied or pinned at the back.
In 2008, archaeologists working at the Lengberg Castle in Eastern Tyrol, Austria discovered 2700 fragments of textile, among them four bras. Two of them were modern-looking bras; the other two were undershirts with incorporated cups. All of the bras were made from linen. The two modern-looking bras were somewhat similar to a modern longline brassiere; the cups were made from two pieces of linen sewn with fabric that extended down to the bottom of the torso with a row of six eyelets for fastening with a lace or string. The brassiere also had two shoulder straps and was decorated with lace between the cleavage, one of them possessing needle lace. The radiocarbon dating results showed that the four bras stemmed from the period between 1440 and 1485.
An award-winning ad for R & G Corset Company from the back cover of the October 1898 Ladies’ Home Journal depicted a proper foundation garment for women.
From the 16th century onwards, the undergarments of wealthier women in the Western world were dominated by the corset, which pushed the breasts upwards. In the later part of the 19th century, clothing designers began experimenting with various alternatives to the corset, trying things like splitting the corset into multiple parts: a girdle-like restraining device for the lower torso, and devices that suspended the breasts from the shoulder to the upper torso.
The German Christine Hardt patented the first modern brassiere in 1889. Sigmund Lindauer from Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Germany, developed a brassiere for mass production in 1912 and patented it in 1913. It was mass-produced by Mechanischen Trikotweberei Ludwig Maier und Cie. in Böblingen, Germany. In the United States, Mary Phelps Jacob received a patent in 1914 for the first bra design that is recognized as the basis for modern brassieres. Mass production of bras in the early 20th Century made the garment widely available to women in the United States, England, Western Europe, and other countries influenced by western fashion. With metal shortages, World War I encouraged the end of the corset.
Like other clothing, brassieres were initially sewn by small production companies and supplied to various retailers. The term “cup” was not used to describe bras until 1916, and manufacturers relied on stretchable cups to accommodate different sized breasts.:73 Women with larger or pendulous breasts had the choice of long-line bras, built-up backs, wedge-shaped inserts between the cups, wider straps, power Lastex, firm bands under the cup, and even light boning.
In October 1932, the S.H. Camp and Company correlated the size and pendulousness of a woman’s breasts to letters of the alphabet, A through D. Camp’s advertising featured letter-labeled profiles of breasts in the February 1933 issue of Corset and Underwear Review. In 1937, Warner began to feature cup sizing in its products. Adjustable bands were introduced using multiple hook and eye closures in the 1930s.:101
Although in popular culture the invention of the bra is frequently attributed to men, women have played a large part in bra design and manufacture, accounting for half of the patents filed. There is an urban legend that the brassiere was invented by a man named Otto Titzling (“tit sling”) who lost a lawsuit with Phillip de Brassiere (“fill up the brassiere”). This originated with the 1971 book Bust-Up: The Uplifting Tale of Otto Titzling and the Development of the Bra and was propagated in a comedic song from the movie Beaches.
By the time World War II ended, most fashion-conscious women in Europe and North America were wearing brassieres. From that point forward, women in Asia, Africa, and Latin America adopted the brassiere.
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You have to love Kelly Osbourne. We do. She is feisty, knows her fashion, is passionate about her plus size girls, and is just all around fab. Well, if you have been following the news, she has teased looks and ideas about her collection, all while being QUITE adamant about her collection including plus sizes (thank you boo). Not only does the HSN Stories… by Kelly Osbournecome in plus sizes, HONEY made sure to put them on an edgy plus size model AS WELL who makes it twerk!
Plus-size model is term applied to an individual of larger stature (sometimes but not exclusively overweight or obese) who is engaged primarily in modelingplus-size clothing. Plus-size models also engage in work that is not strictly related to selling large-sized clothing, e.g., stock photography and advertising photography for cosmetics, household and pharmaceutical products and sunglasses, footwear and watches. Therefore, plus-size models do not exclusively wear garments marketed as plus-size clothing. This is especially true when participating in fashion editorials for mainstream fashion magazines.
Synonymous and interchangeable with plus-size model is “full-figured model”, “extended-sizes model”, and “outsize model”. Previously, the term “large size model” was also frequently used.
The word lingerie derives from the French word linge, meaning ‘linen‘. So faire le linge, comes to mean “do the laundry”. In French the word lingerie applies to all undergarments for either sex.
In English it means women’s underwear or nightclothes Informal usage suggests visually appealing or even erotic clothing. Although most lingerie is designed to be worn by women some men, known as “crossdressers”, do in fact wear lingerie.
Babydoll, a short nightgown, or negligee intended as nightwear for women. A shorter style, it is often worn with panties. Babydolls are typically loose-fitting with an empire waist and thin straps.
Bedjacket, worn over a nightgown or negligee for warmth and modesty.
Bikini, a two piece consisting of a bra and panties, G-string or thong.
Bloomers, baggy underwear that extends to just below or above the knee. Bloomers were worn for several decades during the first part of the 20th century, but are not widely worn today. Also a nickname for cheerleading briefs.
Bodystocking, a unitard. Bodystockings may be worn over the torso, or they may be worn over the thighs and abdomen. They are typically used by women in order to appear slimmer.
Bodysuit, a leotard-like undergarment, usually skintight or formfitting. Another form of shapewear.
Bodice, covers the body from the neck to the waist. Bodices are often low cut in the front and high in the back, and is often connected with laces or hooks. Bodices may also be reinforced with steel or bone to provide greater breast support.
Boy shorts, a style of panties, so named for their resemblance to male shorts.
Brassiere, more commonly referred to as a bra, a close-fitting garment that is worn to help lift and support a woman’s breasts
Bustier, a form fitting garment used to push up the bust and to shape the waist.
Camisole, sleeveless and covering the top part of the body. Camisoles are typically constructed of light materials and feature thin “spaghetti straps.”
Corsage, similar to a corset. While corsets are commonly constructed of bone or steel, the corsage utilizes elastic.
Drawers, a pant-like garment worn during the 19th century for modesty and warmth. Some drawers were split-leg, in that the crotch seam was left open.
French maid, a form of ladies’ fantasywear. One of many popular costumes used as lingerie.
G-string, or thong, a type of panty, characterized by a narrow piece of cloth that passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a band around the hips. A G-string or thong may be worn as a bikini bottom or as underwear by both men and women.
Garter/Garter belt/Suspender belt (British), used to keep stockings up.
Girdle, a type of foundation garment. Historically, the girdle extended from the waist to the upper thigh, though modern styles more closely resemble a tight pair of athletic shorts.
Granny panties, a nickname for panties that are high waisted and cover the buttocks considerably.
Hosiery, close-fitting, elastic garments that cover the feet and legs.
Jersey nightshirt, a long, loose T-shirt made of cotton, polyester, nylon, or diaphanous chiffon. Another name for a babydoll or camisole.
Kimono, is a T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves.
Negligee, a dressing gown. It is usually floor length, though it can be knee length as well.
Nightgown, or nightie, a loosely hanging item of nightwear, may vary from hip-length (babydoll) to floor-length (peignoir).
Nightshirt, a shirt meant to be worn while sleeping. It is usually longer and looser than the average T-shirt, and it is typically made of softer material.
Panties, underwear that come in all shapes, fabrics and colours, allowing you to have lots of coverage or barely any coverage at all.
Peignoir, a long outer garment which is frequently sheer and made of chiffon or another translucent fabric
Petticoat, an underskirt. Petticoats were prominent throughout the 16th to 20th centuries. Today, petticoats are typically worn to add fullness to skirts in the Gothic and Lolita subcultures.
Pettipants, a type of bloomer featuring ruffles, resembling petticoats. Pettipants are most commonly worn by square dancers and people participating in historical reenactment.
Robe, a garment worn to cover the body. A robe may be floor-length, knee-length, or shorter, and it is commonly worn over and as lingerie.
Slip, typically worn underneath clothing. Originally, slips were worn to prevent underwear from showing through thin clothing and to help clothing to hang properly on the body. Slips are found in both full and half styles, and are typically made of smooth fabric like silk or satin.
Spanky-pants, Spankies, or Spanks, a type of shapewear most commonly worn by cheerleaders. Spanks help to create the illusion of a slimmer figure; they are often worn as shorts, tanks, or girdle-like bodices.
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Roza Lingerie is a European lingerie company, focused on sexy and sensual clothing for the bedroom.
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These seductive and sensual lingerie items are made from the highest quality materials; delicate lace, rich embroidery, soft chiffon and micro-fibre. Superb quality and fantastic designs, mixed with classic colours and the finest craftsmanship, are the strength behind Roza’s extraordinary collection of beautiful lingerie.
Roza Lingerie has been manufacturing modern, original and beautiful lingerie for 16 years. From delicate lace to rich embroidery and soft chiffon this sensual luxury lingerie is made from the highest quality materials.
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The collection includes bras, panties, garter belts and stockings
All Roza Lingerie merchandise comes in beautiful boxes wrapped in printed tissue paper and all products are made from the finest materials in Europe.
In 2006, Roza’s products were appreciated by the newspaper Economic Review, which is part of the Media Partner Group.
The company was awarded a medal Customer Laurel 2006 and a diploma.
In 2003 Roza was awarded the statuette, “product without borders”, the prize awarded to the winners of the competition for the best Polish companies from the fashion lingerie product categories in 2003 at the Gala Bras “Polish Product-Poland Underwear.”
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