Last week end I decided to clear out my underwear draw you may think how boring but every pair had a story to tell, so many colours and styles. I then thought you might be interested in the history of the humble knickers
Knickers the correct terminology for a womens undergarments, the undergarment which is not a bra.
Other names are given for different styles of Knickers as seen below.
- The thong
- Granny Panties
- G string
- And many other ways.
Knickers gained iconic status with Marilyn Monroe
The elegant style of French knickers gained iconic status in 1955, thanks to the film Seven Year Itch. As Marilyn Monroe’s stunning white dress was blown upwards by a passing train, revealing her Hanro undergarments, these female panties became an icon of sophistication and class. The image haS inspired fashion for decades.
Did you know that before 1918 women did not actually wear knickers. The year 2018 triumphantly marks 100 years since modern female underwear was invented by the French and it is an invention of elegance and practicality well worth celebrating
In the 18th century, young women wore ‘lingerie trousers’ rather than pants. By the end of the 19th century, these trousers shortened into a form of shorts, known as ‘drawers’, and just like drawers, these garments were wide and open. It was a fairly drafty affair.
They were pleated and often attached by a large belt of buttons. However, as the years went by, these drawers became shorter and thankfully the opening was sewn up.
The French have always been Famous for their elegance, style and poise, so it’s little surprise that lingerie is actually a French invention – as the name might suggest. The idea first came to Pierre Valton exactly 100 years ago, in 1918. He pioneered the simple cotton knickers with the elasticated waist that today bring women around the world comfort and convenience.
The size has gradually been reduced over the decades, replaced by the trend of the thong in the 1990s. In contemporary collections, pants have made a comeback, especially with the rise of feminism, focusing more on female comfort rather than the male gaze. Given how significantly the style of knickers has changed in the last century, who knows what shape and size the future might hold.
He took off my knickers and he ate them. I know, I couldn’t believe it, they weren’t the edible ones or anything, he just Chewed and swallowed. It really Freaked me out, so I walked home. To Top it off, I was wearing a skirt and it was bloody freezing outside.”
Don’t get your knickers in a knot it solves nothing and makes you sit funny
Ashley guess which ones I am wearing today, come see for yourself. Xx