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why lingerie was modernized in the 1940's


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#1    sear

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:49 PM

Up to the 1930's, women's under-garments were complicated garments.
They weren't made of "wash-&-wear" or "drip-dry" textile. They had to be ironed.
When World War II was underway, many men were off to War.
So women had to take the jobs men would otherwise have filled.
Some women even had to commute on bicycle.
And with an 8 or 12 hr. work day, plus perhaps a bicycle commute, an employed woman simply didn't have the time to care for complicated, high maintenance undergarments.

So all you corset fans; it's just one more thing to be mad at Adolf Hitler about.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:55 PM

well ... little Adolf was mad about Eva's corsets ....

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:58 PM

*looks around for the corset lovers*

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

View PostKasey2601, on 07 May 2013 - 09:58 PM, said:

*looks around for the corset lovers*
Nope I can't find any either.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:26 PM

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"*looks around for the corset lovers*" K2

Do the arithmetic.
If they like corsets for nostalgic reason, and corsets were out use by 1945,
then such corset fancier would have to have been born before 1928.
So if they're out there, the youngest of them is 85 years old.
Perhaps you might check the old-folks home.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:31 PM

First it was breast-feeding in church, now it's lingerie ........ I think you're in the wrong site, mate.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:42 PM

I'm 52 and vaguely remember ads for "girdles" or "foundation garments"  is this what a corset was?  OOOh la la  :w00t:

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:51 PM

judging by the movies of the day, I thought they had to modernise women's underwear because they all had large cone-shaped norks??
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:05 PM

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"I think you're in the wrong site, mate." oo
I understand your concern.
I've been posting at: >  http://theroundtable.../forums/4/Heavy
You can see how many topics I've started.
A brief review should demonstrate my topics are not generally prurient.

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I knew women that wore girdles. I remember seeing them in Sears catalogues (no relation) when I was a boy.
There are more modern versions now, with different names.

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"large cone-shaped" shr
I've wondered whether that was intended to turn men on, or turn them off.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:07 PM

I'm no where close to 85, yet I find a subtle beauty in the fashion of way back when!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:26 AM

View Postsear, on 07 May 2013 - 11:05 PM, said:



I've wondered whether that was intended to turn men on, or turn them off.
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with big pointy things like them you could probably turn lightswitches on from five yards away!!
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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:15 AM

I think the 'rocket boobs' thing was a fashion trend in the late 50s early 60s....no wonder there was the bra-less rebellion of the late 60s early 70s.

IMO, nothing beats a good underwire sports bra (I'm a virtual expert in this area).

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:50 AM

View Postsear, on 07 May 2013 - 11:05 PM, said:

I understand your concern.

I cannot say I understand his concern. Lingerie, boobs, maaaaate you're after my own heart. :D What on earth is more worthy of ones complete attention?


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Dr. Calvin Rickson, a scientist from Texas A&M University has invented a bra that keeps women’s breasts from jiggling and prevents the nipples from pushing through the fabric when cold weather sets in.

At a news conference, after announcing the invention, a large group of men took Dr. Rickson outside and kicked the crap out of him.


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Whilst we might be losing some lingerie, at least it seem to be in a good way.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:29 AM

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"IMO, nothing beats a good underwire sports bra (I'm a virtual expert in this area)." L
I thought good sports bras had no wire, either under, or over.

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"bra (I'm a virtual expert in this area)." L
I'm an actual expert "in this area". My expertise results from decades of intensive study, and practical "hands on" experience.

note:
While brassieres have long been promoted for helping to prevent sag, recent study indicates going braless may help prevent sag even better.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

View PostOdd Requiem, on 07 May 2013 - 11:07 PM, said:

I'm no where close to 85, yet I find a subtle beauty in the fashion of way back when!

methinks we're young enough to remember this retro fashion flashback



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