HISTORY OF CREATION OF UNDERWEAR FOR WOMEN
Ideas about the ideal figure of the fair sex have changed over the centuries. And, accordingly, women’s underwear regularly changed: the history of the appearance of these elements of the wardrobe begins even from the times of Ancient Rome and Greece. Unlike modern flirty weightless models, antique underwear often caused discomfort and even pain, but first things first.
UNDERWEAR – HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN
It is impossible to give an exact answer to the question of when lingerie appeared, but it was established: it was known in ancient Egypt. In those days, panties were strips of fabric, skipped between the legs and attached to the belt, and the prototypes of modern bras were fabric flaps or leather ribbons. In ancient Rome and Greece, women wore tunics on their naked bodies, less often fabric strips for hips and a bust were used as linen.
The period of the Middle Ages accounted for a new round in the history of the creation of underwear: men and women began to wear fireplaces – straight-cut shirts with long sleeves and a round neckline. Pantaloons later appeared, and then the lower skirts began to be used with them.
And only in the XVIII century does the history of underwear fashion begin, since the first stores for women created at the seamstress workshops appear.
In this case, until the end of the XIX century, women’s underwear was multilayered: a standard set could weigh about 2.5 kg and include:
shirt and knickers;
linen jacket worn on a corset;
second skirt in the color of the dress.
Gradually, the set simplified and became easier, in particular, panties and shirts were replaced by panties and bras.
To date, women’s underwear is particularly diverse and allows you to make the figure more sexy, slim or lush.
HISTORY OF BUILDING A BRA
If you are interested in when the first bra appeared, then the prototype of modern bras were leather chest bandages (strophium), which women of ancient Rome wore during sports.
It is also known when and who came up with a bra that is as close to modern as possible: in 1889, Hermine Cadoll, the owner of the corset workshop. He presented to the public two ribbons on which the cups were fixed, the whole structure was attached to the corset. But the real story of the appearance of the bra dates back to 1903, when the doctor Gosh Saro decided to abolish the corset, cutting it into two parts: the bra was made from the top, and the belt was attached to the bottom, to which the structure was attached to hold the stockings.
In the 30s of the last century, manufacturers of women’s underwear began to put pads in bra cups, and also introduced marking for chest fullness: from A to D. In the 40s, bras with length-adjustable straps were invented, and later models corresponding to various forms and sizes of mammary glands, popular today.
INVENTION WOMEN’S PANTS
Speaking about who and when (in what year) came up with cowards, one should recall the beginning of the 19th century – it was then that women’s panties became widespread, although they first appeared in a women’s wardrobe back in the Renaissance. True, at that time the drawers did not much resemble modern underpants, since their legs were not sewn together: the products were two separate elements for the hips, fastened to the belt.
A similar cut was due to the presence of a corset, and if both parts were fused, the ladies would have to unlip it to meet their natural needs.
And only at the end of the XIX century, when both parts of pantaloons were combined, the history of the appearance of modern women’s underpants began. Initially, such products were up to the ankles, later they were shortened a little. And already the 20th century was marked by the development of models of women’s panties, and today their assortment is simply impressive: from modest and comfortable shorts to elegant bikinis and thongs.
HISTORY OF WOMEN’S Corset
If you are interested in when the corset appeared, the first information about the existence of this type of underwear dates back to Ancient Greece: then women wore wide ribbons to support the chest, and leather straps to tighten the waist.
The prototypes of corsets familiar to us began to be worn in the XIV-XV centuries, not only women, but also men. But the history of the creation of relatively modern models dates back to the 16th century – they were invented in Italy, supplemented with frequent stitch and thin metal plates. In the middle of the XVII century, a high bust and a narrow waist came into fashion, which became the heyday of corsets – they are sewn with embroidery, lace and ribbons, and metal inserts are replaced with a whalebone.
By the beginning of the XIX century, the active protests of many doctors led to a real revolution in the field of women’s underwear: corsets became less bulky and tight, stopped squeezing the ribs and breasts of women.