Even if we don’t always dress to indicate the fact, what we wear underneath our latex clothing is often very important indeed. Surely in many cases we can’t wear so very much when stepping out in something oh-so-tight, or we might display ourselves in a latex corset as outerwear….or our underwear is all we are planning to wear to an affair. But in the general scheme of things, lingerie is often quite a well considered concern for the modern fashionista…male and female both.
We dare say we sell enough latex panties to know somebody is concerned about what they wear up close and personal.
The UK’s Victoria and Albert Museum seems to think lingerie is as important as we do. They are devoting their new Undressed: A Brief History Of Underwear exhibit to a semi-chronological, heavily-themed display of unmentionables for the next year. In sections titled “Health and Hygiene” “Performance Underwear; and Support: Bras and Girdles” and many others, this very famous London museum’s attendees get to enjoy a multi-floor exploration of undergarment fashions and body image concerns of the past (and really, nothing reveals how we feel about our bodies then what we make to wear so very close to them). Dress designers and ‘reformers’ are highlighted as well as the inventors and innovators who played a role in the furthering of designs that increased our comfort and the durability of our undergarments through the decades.
Of course there are corsets here (often called ‘waist trainers’), padded 50’s bras, pajama jackets and pants sets. But to show that women are not the only one’s interested in their most intimate wardrobe, 18th century men’s undergarments are displayed in this collection as well.
The Undressed: A Brief History Of Underwear exhibit opens 4/16/16 and continues until March 2017. See here for more details.