You must have spent the last few years off the planet not to know that Kylie Jenner is one of the most famous, followed and photographed women in the world.
She has gone from unknown reality television personality to one of the most influential fashionistas and the owner of hugely successful fashion and cosmetics brands. More TV shows are in the pipeline. Like her or not, she’s quite a girl and is great at what she does. Appear everywhere.
Three top British female athletes swapped their sports gear for sexy lingerie in a campaign to ’empower’ young women on the run up to the Olympics.
Stef Reid, Amber Hill and Bryony Shaw.
Team GB windsurfer Bryony Shaw, skeet shooter Amber Hill and Paralympian long jumper Stefanie Reid will all be going for gold at the Rio Olympics.
They are backing a campaign to get girls into sport after research revealed many drop out at school after the age of 13 due to ‘body issues’.
They wanted to show powerful bodies are beautiful – and urged young women not to feel ashamed of being physically strong.
Bryony, 32, a bronze medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and current European champion, said: “I would always keep my body concealed when I was growing up and especially at school because I was concerned other kids would say: ‘Oh look at her, she looks like a boy.’
“At my school the cool thing for most of the girls aged 13 or 14 was to opt out of sport and they would feign some illness or a headache to get out of it.”
“So I was really going against the grain and I got bullied at school for trying to do well at sport . Sport was seen as something that the boys did, not the girls.
She admitted training meant her biceps and forearms got stronger and she tried to conceal them under her clothes.
“I would always hide them away because it didn’t make me feel feminine,” she recalled.
“If I was wearing a dress, I would would opt for one with long sleeves.”
Amber, 18, a former BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year , is now one of the world’s best clay pigeon shooters, and will be competing in her first Olympics in Rio.
She said: “Girls at school tend to get to a certain level in sport and then drop out because they don’t want that muscular body change.
“They think that not training or being involved in sport is the right way to go about it.
“Boys outnumber girls by ten to one in competitive shooting. At one press conference a journalist asked me: “Why shooting?
“That’s not a very sexy sport, is it?’ And I replied: ‘Well, I’ll have to make it sexy then.'”
Stefanie, 31, a five-time world record holder who became an amputee after losing the bottom part of her right leg in a boat’s propellors aged 15, said: “I hate the idea of girls not reaching their full potential in sport because they are afraid they won’t be accepted, or that it somehow makes them less feminine.
“I was quite competitive growing up, both in sport and in school.
“The best day of my life was when a rugby ball was put in my hands, and I was told I could be as aggressive as I wanted to on the pitch!”
Some female tennis athletes have complained about major sporting brand, Nike making uncomfortable dresses that look similar to ‘lingerie’.
Nike has paid several athletes to wear a loose hanging dress complying with Wimbledon’s all-white apparel dress code; however some players feel it’s not ideal and that’s too revealing for the tournament.
According to the New York Times, Swedish player Rebecca Peterson said that the dress “flew everywhere” and she had to wear a long-sleeved shirt over the dress to put it in place during her preparations.
“When I was serving, it was coming up, and I felt like the dress was just everywhere,” Peterson said. “In general, it’s quite simple, the dress, but it was flying everywhere.”
The Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka wore leggings underneath the dress during her preparations.
Since the opening two days, alterations have been made to adjust the length and provide some comfort to the players.
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard was one of the players wearing the loose fitting outfit when she defeated Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-4, with her dress flying up frequently during the match.
However, not all athletes are against it.
Bouchard, who defeated Johanna Konta on day four at the All England Club, said that she loves the nice design, which helps her move freely.
“It’s funny that people paid a lot of attention to it, but I really think it’s really nice,” Bouchard told TSN.
Nike released a statement saying that the Nike Premier Slam dresses have not been recalled and that they have made alterations for athletes that feel uncomfortable.
Defending Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is also sponsored by Nike, however they’ve made the seven-time title winner her own signature outfit.
Sexy Lingerie, 3D Printed to Fit Perfectly and Last Much Longer.
Having clothes that fit perfectly can help make you look your absolute best. A tailored suit, or a custom fitted dress that complements your body will not only make you look good, however, they can also make you feel your best.
The same goes for undergarments and sexy lingerie, but as many of us will know, having underwear, bras, or bodysuits that not only look great but fit comfortably as well can be a challenge. Fortunately, one Jess Haughton, a fashion student from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom, has designed a line of 3D printed sexy lingerie which not only looks elegant, but can guarantee a perfect fit.
Haughton, a 23 year old from Ruislip in West London, designed the line of innovative sexy lingerie and underwear as part of a course. The sexy lingerie collection, which consists of a 3D printed stretch silicone bodysuit, a halter bra with a silicone floral pattern 3D printed onto sheer mesh, a mesh thong, and a leather harness, is currently being showcased at the Nottingham Trent University 2016 Art & Design Degree Show, running until June 11th.
Essentially, Haughton has used additive manufacturing technologies and a stretchy silicone material to create her unique sexy lingerie pieces rather than employ more traditional methods and materials like sewing and elastics. Silicone, a more resilient material than elastic, allowed Haughton a freedom of design which has resulted in more durable, smooth, and properly fitted pieces.
“Stretch silicone is amazing to work with and could really change the way sexy lingerie is made,” says Haughton. “It’s very strong and flexible when cured, and is practically impossible to unstick. It also has an amazing feel to it, and when 3D printed can create more intricate detailing than traditional methods.” Haughton has even likened her innovative method of printing silicone floral patterns onto sheer mesh to a new, more modern way of making lace.
Though her current sexy lingerie designs are part of a school project, there is little argument that the market is ripe for custom designs, and there is surely to be a demand for custom fitted sexy lingerie. With the made-to-order philosophy that often accompanies 3D printed fashion items, people could have their bespoke sexy lingerie fitted to their exact measurements. That is, by simply inputting measurements into a computer (or who knows, maybe even by 3D scanning bodies for exact measurements) people could order pieces made specifically for them. The sexy lingerie pieces could also be customized in more ways than just size, for instance through bespoke detailing and style.
Emma Prince, a senior lecturer in fashion design at the School of Art & Design said of the innovative collection, “Jess has showed real innovation in developing her range of products and has developed her knowledge of this new technology which she can expand upon when she leaves university and pursues her career. It’s a great illustration of how modern technology can change the way clothing is made, leading to improvements in the performance of garments, their fit and their market appeal.”
In January 2016 we conducted a lingerie survey designed to help us understand more about our customers and their opninions, preferences and behaviour.
We offered a ?100 Lustre Lingerie vocher as a prize and we had 61 respondents to the lingerie survey. The lucky winner was D Perking from Solihull in England.
Here are the key insights from our lingerie survey:
Q1. How often do you purchase Lingerie?
Key insight: 65% buy lingerie at least 6 times per year.
Q2. Have you bought anything from Lustre Lingerie?
Q3. How would you rate the followng in order of importance?
Key insight: After size, customer service and colour are the most important.
Q4. From your experience at Lustre Lingerie, how satisfied were you with the following?
100% are either satisfed, reasonably satisfied or extremely satisfied with the service we provide.
Only 2% were disastisfied with anything about their experience.
Q5. Whats best describes your current relationship status?
Key insight: 70% of our customers are married or in long term relationships.
Q6. How likely is it that you would recommend Lustre Lingerie to a friend?
Key insight: 89% of our customers are likely or very likely to recommend us to a friend.
Q7. Please can you select where you apear on the following matrix?
60% of our customers are female and 50% of them are over 40.
74% of our male customers are over 40.
Only 25% of our customers are under 40.
In a Twitter poll we asked if consumers is they shopped “by brand” for lingerie.
Our customers are very satisfied with us. They are equally split between men and women and tend to be over 40 and in long term relationships. They buy lingerie 6 or more times a year and value customer service very highly.
Every month we give away a free item of lingerie to someone on our mailing list. You can choose the item yourself and your name goes into the draw every month.
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.
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.
Trunks, a type of briefs, usually color-coordinated, most commonly worn by gymnasts under their leotards.
Undergarment, a garment which one wears underneath clothes. Also known as “underwear.”
Unitard, a one piece, skin tight garment. Though not typically worn as lingerie, a unitard is considered a type of shapewear.
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