Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 13, 2010 - "Skivvies"

Over time this particular piece of fashion has acquired some familiar names... terms such as "drawers" or "tighty whities" portray their use, and the style of their fitting.  While underwear serves a specialized purpose, history has shown its versions of functionality and the transition in comfort and sensual expression.  Never did fashion have more of a need!
Not until the 1950s did this significant piece of clothing start to take shape - literally.  No longer seen as a forbidden image, underwear began to scream self-expression.  Incorporating new materials, manufacturers began to experiment with synthetics and rayon.  This decade would root new fittings in comfort and colors - wearers could actually choose a unique fit with colorful form.  Who could forget Christian Dior's "bullet bra"? The French designer gave birth to fashion, and established Paris as a premier trend destination.  Time continued to spur new ideas,  so much that our need for comfort became negotiable... the 1970s and 80s produced sex appeal.  Undergarment fashion undertook a new style, a lifestyle so to say.  Shortly after Calvin Klein's inception (1968), his ingenuity in marketing promoted a new standard in undergarment selections.  While our outer appearance speaks volumes of our personality, what's underneath entertains a whole new intention.  "I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear" ~ Calvin Klein

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