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.
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.
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
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