Lingerie is intimate apparel that is meant to be worn under a woman’s clothing, or in the privacy of her bedroom. If you agree with this statement then please read on because lingerie is no longer just for the bedroom or under a skirt or blouse. It has historically been worn as a foundation that distorted a woman’s form to conform to the style of the day. Corsets, waist cinchers, and similar garments were to make a woman’s body appear to have a slender waist, hourglass figure, or the appearance of smaller breasts or whatever the style was of the day. Panties were worn for the sake of modesty, but primarily for sanitary purposes. After all, preventing one from soiling a garment was one of the primary purposes of underpants or panties. Through the 19th and early 20th century, lingerie was meant to be worn as an unmentionable, under the skirts or blouses of women, and certainly out of view of others.
Styles began to change in the early 20th century with the invention of the bra, such as it was, and women’s needs also changed with more women entering the work force during the first and second world wars. Lingerie changed along with the women that wore bras, panties and hosiery. Fabrics were invented that allowed garments to stretch and give, with comfort being more and more important, and the idea of women with freakish waists became viewed as virtually ancient.
Now, sexy lingerie styles are worn as Halloween Costumes, outer wear, dresses and with jeans.
Lingerie for Women
Lingerie is a fashionable term, used in fabric and garment industry. Its broad use is to describe undergarments for women and the term itself seems attractive. One can find it in different types of cloth materials such as nylon, polyester, lace, silk and satin. The unique aspect of these clothing types is that they come in rare category of clothing materials and one may not find many garments made of these clothing materials in the market. There are different types of lingerie available and in order to get the best one, there is need to perform proper research of the market. Performing research on the Internet is a great idea, as this is one of the best sources for searching quality products.
It is obvious that women of different age groups have been using undergarments, so there has been corresponding increase in the online stores selling these products. They are appealing and have greater importance in women clothing, so they come in the wish list of ever woman. There are wide assortments of undergarments available in various colors and fitting. One needs to pay heed to the color, as color of the Lingerie plays a vital role in defining the looks. It is essential to remember that comfort has greater importance than style.
Lingerie - Back in Black
When it comes to silk, satins and synthetic lingerie, you should always dry clean them if possible, as this lingerie is very delicate material. Dry cleaning also protects the material from shredding or losing its color. If you are courageous or daring enough to risk washing your silks at home then you should be very careful and please use only mild detergents. Silk lingerie should be soaked in cold detergent water for about 20 to 30 minutes, to remove any stains or dirt particles. Only cold water should be used, as it protects the color of the garment. If there are any stains or marks on the lingerie, you should rub it very gently, to remove them. Silk should be dried flat and then ironed very gently on minimum heat.
Cleaning Leather Lingerie:
Cleaning and conditioning leather lingerie is very simple. Leather can be thought of as a type of skin. The way you need to clean and moisturize your own skin, leather needs to be maintained in the same way to stay beautiful, supple, pliable, and resilient.
-Washing Leather in a Washing Machine
It's been mentioned that leather can be washed using a washing machine set on a very gentle (wool or delicate cycle) setting with warm or cool water. However, this does come with some risk. The preferred method if you choose to do it yourself is hand washing.
Vinyl Lingerie is perhaps the easiest to clean as this is a very strong and resilient fabric. You can use mild soap and warm water, but you'll want to hand wash it. You may not want to trust your vinyl lingerie to a machine, even though the material is strong and does not absorb water at the same rate as the other garments. To get the most wear out of your lingerie, washing by hand is best. Vinyl is not very porous, though, so it will be much easier to handle it on your own with just the soap and water. Let it air dry unless the instructions on the label tell you otherwise.