Overview of Underwear: The Ladies Assets of Costume and Fashion

Undergarments are regarded to be compulsory, especially in this western society. Everyone practically wears them and those who prefer to go commando are few. Inner wear serves a purpose that is necessary. Nevertheless, you may be grossed out to discover that innerwear as we know today is something that is a modern style. The idea of ancient undergarments brings an image of toga-wraps and loincloths. These underwear were functional outerwear bottoms. Many don’t know that underwear has a pretty fascinating history. This can be explained by the several names they are called such as briefs, drawers, knickers, tightlywhities, long johns etc.

Inner wears are compact, small and cover the area we feel necessary to cover. Apart from these, they create comfort. Ancient underwear wasn’t this way. In time past, inner wears took adifferent form from what they are together. Some of these variationsduring history are foreign than others. For example “Chausses,” were two leg pieces, but didn’t even shield the crotch!

They are like half pants and were designed to wrap men like a piece of cloth used around the waist underneath. This became popular in the 17th and 18th century and many would tie or tuck their longshirt. In reality, it wasn’t until in the 19th century that underwear began to be decent in covering the underneath. During the World War II, the most common inner wear was the union suit. This wear is both a pant and shirt combined. This became a standard for a while. It was an inner wear, which was given to American soldiers during the war.

While the men wore only one undergarment, the women had to wear two. At ancient times, the women worn shifts for the waist level. This shift is a smock or short gown worn underneath a women’s dress. Undergarments are worn by women to provide back and bosom support. It was until the 19th century that women began to wear knickers. In the 20th century came the elastic band found in the waistline of underwear’s and integrated into the necks of tee shirts.

In the 1970s and 80s gave way to designers underwear such as the Calvin Klein. The public perspective of underwear became different and more stylish. Handsome and beautiful women would put these latest model of underwear to make them look sexier. From boxer shorts and tightlywhites, then came the new trend of the boxer briefs. These bad boys didn’t make their spotlight until the ’90s. They are the preferredinner wears of men today. Through the use of modern fabric, technology has made the boxer briefs and latest undergarments more comfortable than they are ever. If you’re going to do some time-traveling, do your junk a favor and follow your mother’s advice: make sure to bring a clean pair of underwear.

Author’s Bio

John Long in this post goes back to thetime of how men’s inner wear has developed to what it is today. He talked about how these undergarments were given to American soldiers during the World War II. Finally, he looked at the latest trend of newer underwear and how they provide comfort.