Intimate Fashion: the History of Women’s Underwear Apparel

The underwear garments and their history of intimacy with women through the decades, the transformations and achievements of women regarding freedom of expression and their way of dressing and showing the world. There have been striking transformations in the models and fabrics used in lingerie and intimate fashion from the 1920s to the present day. Pieces that make up intimate fashion clothing such as panties, bras, garters, corsets, sweaters and other underwear are accessories and objects of desire.

1920s and 1950s

In the 1920s the “liberated” women wore shorter and shorter dresses. The intention was not to show big breasts, then came the special beach  bras and swimwear that flattened the busts with basic colors: white, black, beige or pink. In the 1930s the “garçonne” style went out of style and the female silhouette is once again valued. Then came the elastic fabrics that allowed the manufacture of more comfortable models. Immediately afterwards came the various size bows and elastic loops. In 1939, a model of brassiere appeared with bulges that left the breasts pointy and turned. After the Second World War, the use of nylon began to be part of the production of lingerie and intimate fashion. In 1955, new models of black lace were created and the pigeon-bra, which approached the breasts, leaving them stewed.

1960s and 1970s

The 1960s marked the emancipation of women, the liberation of the body affecting the whole world of fashion. The intimate fashions become lighter, with the shortening of the skirts and the prominence of the pantyhose. The 1970s are marked by sexual liberation, the use of jeans, the unisex style that radically changes women’s aesthetics. In underwear garments the shapes become softer and natural with an emphasis on brassieres and panties in the shaped triangle.

1980s

The 1980s are marked by expression and minimalism. A time of opulence and ostentation, of appearing at any cost, women struggling to be successful in the job market. The woman rediscovers femininity through intimate fashion, assuming an important role in the media, catwalks and cinema screens: bodices, fishnet stockings and the exhibition of feminine curves.

1990s

Unlike the previous decade with regard to the exaggerated hedonism of the 1980s, the 1990s is marked by sobriety, the most casual fashion. The body is the biggest protagonist, the lingerie becomes a second skin, a device to make the body even more beautiful.

Intimate Fashion From 2000 To Today

Sexy lingerie appears, with more sensual pieces of real objects of desire. The catwalks show more and more provocative lingeries. Lace, transparencies, satin silk and lingeries rich in beautiful details. Emphasis is laid on the breaking of taboos, showing more and more the body. The word “sexy” now refers to a sophisticated concept of “sensuality” with two keywords: refinement and differentiation. The trend now is a fascinating focus with vintage atmosphere, the use of color as an alternative to usual clichés of red and black in stylistic solutions that challenge taboos with originality and good humor, betting on design and technology. New prints offer a new world to the intimate fashion market. Specialists of the segment point out the trend in lace and transparency, but without giving up a touch of “Fetish” with corsets, sweaters and babydolls with vivid colors, animal prints and soft fabrics.

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