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.
Why Men Love Lingerie?
A huge trend among teenagers and young adults right now is themed parties. There is an endless list of different themes people apply to their parties, ranging from neon, 80's, and jungle apparel themed parties to "anything but clothes" and lingerie parties.
Lingerie is a particularly popular theme because for guys, it's easy (boxers or a robe are the most common attire) and for women, they can dress as sexy as they want. Generally, lingerie parties take place at a house party, but sometimes clubs or bars have "lingerie nights" where women are encouraged to wear sexy lingerie and can win prizes.
Women have many options when it comes to dressing up for lingerie parties. Whether you dress conservatively or liberally, cute and sexy outfits can be made from a variety of different types of lingerie.
-For women who don't want to show off their legs, jeans or nice pants are completely acceptable for lingerie parties when paired with a sexy top. A corset, bustier, baby doll, or even a bra can all be worn with a simple pair of jeans and heels to create a sexy look.
An outfit for a lingerie party can be acquired quickly for a last minute invitation, or can be bought online or in a store. Places like Victoria's Secret and Frederick's of Hollywood are nation wide retail shops that sell lingerie. Online sites like Yandy.com offer fast, next day shipping on their lingerie if you have a few days before the event.
Though most anything goes at lingerie parties, the idea is to dress up, rather than just wear your underwear. Bustiers and stockings are more what lingerie parties are about, rather than plain bras and panties you wear normally. Remember that whatever you're wearing, you won't have a good time if you aren't comfortable in it. Pick something that fits you appropriately, and covers up what you want to be covered.
Gifts Of Lingerie - What Is A Guy Really Saying When He Gives You Lingerie?
Black is back and with a vengeance. The color black has been known as the ultimate dark color for a long time. Looking backwards though, black lingerie was not always so popular. Before 1920, the predominant lingerie color was white. After the 1920's other colors started to appear in the lingerie world such as light pastels. Women and men took a fancy to the enhanced color range and this eventually led to the many and varied colors of lingerie that we enjoy today.
Black is like the night, absent of all color. In clothing as well as in lingerie, black makes you look thinner and slimmer. Many dark colors including black seem to make a space shrink in size. Even the most highly illuminated room may look quite dark when decorated with loads of black.
The different shades of black are often referred to as ebony, midnight, coal, jet, raven, charcoal, sable, onyx, ink, obsidian, soot and raven.
The diversity of black allows it to represent style, formality, power, elegance, sophistication, wealth, mystery, and modernity while at the same time representing fear, death, evil, anonymity, mourning, sadness, remorse, unhappiness and anger.
So now that you know the power and mystery of black, aren't you ready to slip into some black lingerie?