As we go about our daily lives, a woman can hardly escape seeing advertising of sexy lingerie. Victoria’s    Secret and Frederick’s of Hollywood are all standard bearer of the sexy underwear’s brands for women. Television, newspapers and magazines are filled with the advertisement of sexy bra’s and panties. What would a woman of 100 years ago say about skimpy underwear’s that are so revealing to the body,  and how did we get from plain underwear’s to lingerie? How did we get from a garment made to cover the body in modesty to fashionable lingerie that was designed to flaunt and be revealing?

   Around the 1914, the U.S. Patent office issued a Patent to a woman name Mary P. Jacob who received a Patent for a Brasarie. The modern bra was now invented. Women of that time also wore what was often called bloomers. Plain white and shapeless would describe them. By the early 1920 the word lingerie was now appearing on the scene to refer women underwear.In 1935, systems of cup sizes were invented regarding bras. The A, B, C and D sizes that we are familiar with, so now bras were made to separate the breast in two distinct mounds that men are so fascinated by these days.  There was to be no more wearing of shapeless cloth strip to hold the breast down.

At one time a famous billionaire created a seamless bra for an actress to wear in one of his movies.
This was a time of short skirts and mini dresses called Flapper style, and the modern woman needed something to go with the new style to spice up the view. Modern women and lingerie was now connected and on the scene.

  Bra and panties were now being designed with pastel colors and with a view to mold to the body. Liberated women were here. The fashion industry was hard at work in an attempt to create lingerie for women who previously were keeping as much skin under wraps as possible. What previously worked for house cleaning and raising children no longer applied?
Names like pantaloons, pantalets, bloomers, knickers, drawers, knickers bockers, camis, briefs are all names that have been applied to panties and white bloomers. Victoria Secret and Frederick’s of Hollywood have made a success of marketing the modern lingerie to today’s women. Knickers without style are now a thing of the past.

 When the new fabric came on the markets… the new colors and short fashion of the day that was once under wear… was now a fashion that reflects the new age of the modern woman… bike cut, long legs cut, the thong, the peek-a-boo all packed and wrapped in the mystery of sex and freedom for a modern woman.
So what would granny say if saw you wearing a modern panty and bra set? Would she wear it or call you a harlot or a slut. Most likely she would be scandalized by such a show of a female under wear and flesh.

  It was a gradual process from bloomer and knickers to bra and panty set made possible by the changing of materials, culture and the changing role of women in today’s fashion world. But the marketing of lingerie to today’s society and the profit motive of designers and large fashion companies really made it happen.

  In my opinion, my granny may not like it, but I will never wear her bloomers because I love to be seen in Victoria’s Secret ‘s and Frederick’s of Hollywood fashions. It compliments my personal style and my man love to see me in sexy lingerie. It enhances my love life, and excites the man in my life. Bras, panty sets and all that good stuff is the way to go! How we got from there to here is history.