Thursday, 14 May 2009

Sexy Panties The Necessity For All Women

Today, sexy panties range from bikinis to boy shorts to thongs
and g-strings. Most women own a collection of sexy panties as a
part of their basic wardrobes. However, today's panties are a
relatively modern invention. Provided here is a guide to sexy
panties through the ages.

Loincloths

The loincloth is believed to have been the earliest form of
clothing. In warmer climates, the loincloth was often worn as
the only garment. In colder temperatures, however, the loincloth
was generally worn as a protective under layer beneath heavier
clothing. Both men and women wore loincloths, and the sole
purpose is believed to have been comfort and protection, not sex
appeal. Sexy panties had not yet been conceived.

Medieval

In the Middle Ages, both men and women wore a type of leggings
known as braies. Again, the purpose was functional, not sexual.
Chastity belts are often associated with the Crusades, but this
appears to be largely a mythological connection. Chastity belts
appeared during the Renaissance, but were often worn by women
trying to guard against sexual assault rather than those with
jealous husbands.

The Age of Corsetry

During the Renaissance, the straight, boyish look of the
medieval period gave way to styles that enhanced the woman's
figure. During this time, women wore layers of clothing, but
underpants were generally not part of the ensemble. Pantaloons
or pantalettes, long underwear made of white linen, became
popular during the late 19th century to protect against chafing
under crinolines and provide modesty with shorter skirts.
Although pantaloons were not designed to be sexy panties, some
sex appeal was inherent.

The bustle was briefly popular during the 1880s. Designed to
exaggerate the size and shape of the buttocks, the bustle was an
early example of sexy panties' use in enhancing the body.
However, the bustle itself, consisting of a padded frame, was
anything but sexy.

Bloomers

In many ways, bloomers could be considered the precursor to
modern sexy panties. Popularized by young athletic women in the
early 1900s, bloomers were available in both underwear and
outerwear versions. They generally fastened just below the knee
and were an evolution of earlier pantaloons.

The 1920s

The 1920s ushered in the age of the flapper. Flappers were
outspoken and liberal, and bucked societal norms. The modern age
of lingerie can be traced to the flappers of the 1920s. It was
at this time that sexy panties were truly born.

The 1930s to Today

Styles have, of course, changed over the years. Along with
changing fashions, the idea of what is sexy has also changed
dramatically. Through the 1930s and 1940s, practicality was
still highly emphasized. In the '50s, a playful sexuality
emerged.

The sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s allowed women to
wholeheartedly embrace their sexuality. During and after the
sexual revolution, sexy panties became available in a wide range
of styles. Today, bikinis, thongs and g-strings are especially
popular.

Whatever your shape or size you will always be able to find
sexy panties to suit. Just choose some that you are comfortable
in and you will be fine


About The Author: Amanda Cotterill has been involved in the
erotic lingerie uk market for many years. This article outlines
the benefits of women wearing briefs and thongs of the type
shown on http://www.maryjanelingerie.co.uk/briefs_thongs/.
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