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Fit – Updating vintage lingerie styles with technology

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I love looking at vintage lingerie; the shapes, the amazing laces, the embroideries.   If you want to follow what I’m looking at for inspiration, I keep a vintage lingerie board on Pinterest.


Cami-knickers from themetmuseum.org archive

While this piece is lovely and would definitely work today, if we go back before about 1900, undergarments were basically cut from a square, and depended on drawstrings and corsetry to hold the to the body.

1700’s Chemise

In 1958, spandex was invented as replacement for rubber in corsetry, and is used as a blend with natural or synthetic fibers.

1960’s spandex lingerie ad

Now, organic natural fibers can be blended with spandex to create undergarments that use much less fabric and are much less visible, and less binding than earlier synthetics and space age materials.
Larkspur Organic cotton spandex Zelda Garter Set
 Today our synthetics are formulated to be made from renewable resources, such as modal, and have the lowest possible water usage, as well as being much softer to the skin.
painting by Julius LeBlanc Stewart

 

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