History Of The Panty

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History Of The Panty

Alluring , seductive, playful or charming no matter what we think of them the panty has came a long way since the early 19th century when they wore pantaloons under there skirts. In the 1940's corsets and lingerie were quite popular and Frederick's of Hollywood had open up there first store. Women flocked for these fashionable pieces of lingerie. The alluring new styles gave women a more sensual feel when worn. Flashy, colorful fashions were made more available, created in cotton, silk, satin and lace made these sensual little pieces more desirable to both men and women.

In the 1960's women became more open-minded about life in general and their feminity thus beginning the trend of lingerie looking more like there own anatomy. Feminist complained that women's undergarments were to control and distort the appearance of a woman's figure. This wonderful movement caused millions of women to have a different outlook on their undergarments. Thus women's panties were born, creating a beautiful piece of lingerie!

In some cultures, panties have somewhat became a sensual icon associating it with being playful and mischievous. Young women as well as old enjoy wearing the risque' little panties as they make them feel sensual as they slip them on underneath their clothing.

The Classic Brief

The original cotton brief known as "Granny Panties" are high at the waist and sit just below the belly button. Many women and young girls wear these panties as they have came along way from being ugly and boring. They are made with many patterns, color and flair. If you own them embrace them they should no longer be called the "Granny Panty".

The Hipster

Hip hugger panties are worn lower with the waistband hugging the hips, many young women love and admire these darling little things. I believe you may also call these the string bikini.

Famous Boy Shorts

Boy Shorts were based on men's briefs, yes you got it men's briefs. The ladies loved them so much the fashion industry decided to create the look for women. They have short legs extending below the crotch and coming in all sizes , designs and colors. They are made of cotton, lace, silk, whatever your heart desires.

The Bikini

These have been around for years and are still quite popular and fashionable, the waistband is more narrow and is also worn at the hips. I am certain that many have at least one pair in there drawer somewhere and they are screaming to get out.

The Thong

Commonly called "dental floss" panties. Similiar to Tangas the rear end is not covered and has a narrow piece of material extending from the crotch all the way to the waistband. They are sensual little panties that make your derriere' and define the shape of your buttocks.

As For Me

As for me, I would never kiss and tell so the next time you are thinking about purchasing a new pair of panties stop by Fredericks of Hollywood or Victoria's Secret you may spend a few more dollars, but you will certainly find what you are looking for after all it is all about what you are wearing underneath that can capture a man's attention.

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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

CindyV has amazing tan lines, must be from her time in S. Africa!! I didn't even recognize her!! Many thanks for not putting me in the granny panties. I love you for this!! MWAH!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Candie: I could never put anyone under granny panties, however you are in the next hub that I have been working on and will publish tomorrow , you have to check that one out. Cindy certainly does have some great tan lines, doesn't she?:)


Pachuca213 7 years ago

I am looking good in my gold thong*(last photo) huh? Thanks girl!!!! You know how I do it!!!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Pachuca: You certainly do shame on me for sharing. lolololo :::::)


Pachuca213 7 years ago

ha ha.....its all to the good. I have to show off my ASS-ets now don't I????LOL


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Pachuca: You certainly do and there wasn't a better time, I could not resist. lolo :D


Leta S 7 years ago

AE! Dang...how did you know? That would be close to the kind of lingerie I pick... I'd never go blond, tho!! :) You are naughty!


Iphigenia 7 years ago

Pretty little bloomers - silly bits of lace - I love knickers ! And - wow !!! You wrote this at the same time time that I was hubbing about breasts and bras - AND check out our profile pictures, we could've been on the same beach .... lucky for all those boys, eh?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

We need more hubs about panties! I'm going to start a movement. A consortium, if you will. Fun history!


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hudsonliberty 7 years ago

So this is why College Boys would go Goo-Goo Gaa-Gaa. This was fun and arousing post. I send it to a friend to see the flexibility of hubpage topics. http://cellassweetandsexytreasures.com/ is her sight. I think she could do tons of useful hubpages on topics pertaining to women sensual appearance and interaction.


ralwus 7 years ago

Yip, that's Pachuca. Pretty nice too. I really like Lita's though. I like you without any AE. hehe I wholeheatedly agree with Chris too. (heatedly was intentional)


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Don Simkovich 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

I always say what a woman wears underneath adds a certain sense of mystery to her . . .


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Lita: You sent the pic lololo , I am glad you enjoyed. :)

Iphigenia: I must check it out, will do that this afternoon. :)

Christoph: It is fun and you start the movement. :)

ralwus: The truth is now out on Lita :D

Don: It does add mystery doesn't it? :)

Hudson: Thank you for sending it and I am happy that you attached her link.:)


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Aww.... youth is wonderful...but even for older ladies they make some nice sexy panties too...well we think they are Hee Hee...Nicely done Hub and very fun.. and i like the thigh high nylons with the stay-there backing on top and the lacie look...shhhh....Thanks...:O) Hugs


TheSandman 7 years ago

Och...Eye Strain, gotta go rest


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

G-Ma: They certainly do, I have seen them in the stores they certainly have came a long way. Lacie??? naughty, naughty shhhhhhhhhhhh.:D

Sandman: You had better.:)


ralwus 7 years ago

Oh AE, which ones would like on me with my makeover and all? At this moment I'g going commando ya know?


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ralwus: The thong definitely the thong, well the boy short would look excellent too!!! :)


ralwus 7 years ago

OK. boy short it will be. I don't think I could handle that string up my ass crack. Oh what fun! hehe


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia

Is it true that a woman feels more sexy when she wears sexy underwear or lingerie. If so, why, no one can see it unless you are undressing???


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ralwus: Yes the boy shorts, as they are body hugging and are snuggly wuggly around the bum.:D

men are dorks: Even though you cannot see it , it feels good underneath, it sometimes brings out the tiger you in a woman and they feel very, very sexy I know that I do. :)


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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Aevans

Where did you find that picture of my wife?


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

eovery: You sent it to me..lololo oops I let the cat out of the bag. :D


ralwus 7 years ago

I'm thinking of trying a pair of those cotton briefs with posies on them to sleep in. Nice. Then I need a night shirt to run around in too.


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

I am just glad I wasn’t mentioned in the classic brief photo. :O

I am with christoph. More panties! Though I really enjoy it when she is not wearing any. :D


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Shame on you PM!  Airing secrets like that.  Let's not let the whole world know, shall we.  Can some things just be private? Jeez. 

Great hub, AE.  My favorites are the Brazillian ones.


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

boiing!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

I must say, when I saw the Title I thought, "Now here is somebody who knows how to draw a crowd!" And, I was not disappointed. Very good info and pics. Thanks!


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

I think little toady got a woodie! Who let that kid surf the net at this time of night?


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

parents are sleeping and the lotion bottle is all mine!


Pachuca213 7 years ago

toad you are bad! Cochino!


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

El Bufodiablo will grow up to be a degenerate.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Joe: We certainly do. :)

ralwus: We will find one. :D

PM: TMI lololo , Frieda where are you?? lolololo :D

Frieda: There you are, the brazillian ones are really nice!! :D

GT: I see you appreciated the hub.:)

James A Watkins: You are quite welcome, I am certainly glad you enjoyed. :)

I log on and there all of you are , what a family we are all together. :)


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girly_girl09 7 years ago from United States

Fun hub! Cheeky boyshorts are my faves to wear! ;) VERY COMFORTABLE Granny panties make me think of the time my friends and I played a joke on one of our really uptight friends. We found this pair of HUGE, like 5x or something panties online and put them into his bed one night. Hilarious.


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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Keep this up and I will be forced to do a fat men in underwear hub!

Keep on hubbing!


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Burwood 7 years ago

haha quality


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

girly_girl09: Now that would have been a story to tell.:)

eovery: Do it , it should be funny. :)

Burwood: I am glad you enjoyed!!!:)


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Omigod! I didn't know you took that photo of me when you and Blonde visited me? And did you search through my drawers? How did you know that a bikini brief is my weapon of ass destruction?


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TheMindlessBrute 7 years ago from Orlando,Florida

I was going to say something deep and meaningful but It seems to have slip-ped my mind.Perhaps if I read this hub a few more times the truth will be revealed;-)


admin@london_escorts 7 years ago

Sizzling story you got here! =D


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

cindyvine: Yes we did and BP rummage through your drawers to track down this pic. lolololo :D

TheMindlessBrute: You let us know as we are looking fowrard to thhe answer.

admin@london: It is the histiry of the panty, but thank you for commenting and enjoying.:)


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

It's just my opinion......but panties aren't the best thing in the world.....but they're next to it!!!


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Kenway Cook 7 years ago

Very entertaining hub! Nice photos, too! ;-)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

If you got it flaunt it baby Yahooooooooo. Loved it AE!!!! It is so true when you are wearing sexy underwear it makes you feel so darn sexy


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Kenway Cook: Thanks bunches!!!:)

Blondepoet: You are right and every woman has it so just do it!!! That is my motto.:)


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

Thanks for the history lesson of 'the panty' AE. I enjoyed this one.

xD Lolz!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Am I dead: I am glad you enjoyed and I am always glad to see you visit. :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

badcompany99: It is early here too, the boy shorts are adorable and they are comfy too!!! lolo:)


Bernie 7 years ago

No doubt about it, when you wear sexy panties; you feel, you look, you act and you are sexier!


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babedoll50 7 years ago from Alberta

Im sure glad I do the hubbing and not my husband. He wouldnt get anything done with hubs like this.

It is however a great hub and definately a great way of thinking outside the box.


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

Never heard of the hipster or boyshort?! I am so out of fashion! Not saying I own any granny panties. LOL I figured somebody would hub about panties soon!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Bernie: I could not agree with you more. :)

babedoll50: My husband does not hub either, and I am also glad. I however let him know what I am writing about and he is fine with it. So I do understand what you are saying. Thanks for the wonderful compliment.:)

may: I bet you have , you just haven't paid attention and I know you have seen them at VS. lolololo I am glad you are o.k. and all is fine, love the pic!!:)


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

I just can't understand the thong thing. Seems too uncomfortable.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

RGraf: They do sound a little scary, but if one gets them to fit properly then you honestly do not know that they are there. :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cabingirl: By the looks of your pic I can certainly see that.:D


krishna 7 years ago

explain to the yoyng guys about girls bra details also


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

krishna: I think someone else wrote about the bras , you would have to search but I am certain it is there, however my articles are not for explaining to the young women and men. It is to give a better understanding to all people who are reading it. :)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

How is everything AE I worry bout you and think of you often ? (hugs) xox


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vkent7441 7 years ago from Georgia

This was funny... And I really enjoyed reading it. Panties... who would of thought it would be so entertaining... I personally hate thongs! I don't like anything riding up my bootie crack, lol :-p


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

BP: All is o.k. and I am going to publish a couple of hubs this weekend. It is my getaway for a lttle while.:::)

vkent441: I am glad you enjoyed it, it certainly is entertaining I had to add my own flare. lololo :)


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

Great to have you back! Now hub away!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

may: I am on and off but will publish a couple this weekend.:)


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Holy silk undies, that's one heck of a lot of scrolling to get to the "bottom" of things (lol). Great hub!


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

I'm quite partial to the boy shorts myself especially if there's a boy in them. Did you visit the hub about being bra less?


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Redelf: It certainly is , isn't it and I am glad that you enjoyed. :)

Jewels: I haven't visited that hub which hub is it?:)


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

http://hubpages.com/style/Why-I-Go-Bra-Free

Was good to know how many women do it and perfer to do it.


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

What can I say? You got it all wrapped up nice and lacy! lol


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Beth100: What can I say..lolololo :D


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cobraski 7 years ago from Maryland

What can i say...sweet!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

cobraski: Funny but I was just thinking about you, thanks for the comment. :)


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reinalisa1 7 years ago

I love this article! I just DID NOT KNOW that Mr. Fredrick has been around that long in Hollywood !!! And by the way, thanks for the incredibly sweet words on my Michael Jackson article. You are a true Godsend Girl !!!

Take Care. Reinalisa1


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

reinalisa1: You too!! I also loved your article it was touching. :)


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

AE, how you and your hubby doing? I worry about you!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

cindyvine: We are hanging in there, through the illness and all I have noticed that my heart is not smiling like normal but we are o.k. I see Beijing shut down the internet service for awhile.


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ChRiiStiOn 7 years ago from Cape Cod Mass

i think YOU look way better than them other girls. (=


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Chrisistion: I believe we are all beautiful but thank you for the kind comment. :)


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GlstngRosePetals 7 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

I prefer the boy short , this was written very tastefully


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

GlstngRosePetals: Thank you I honestly do not try to go over the top and I live it to the imagination. :)


iwhcpanties 7 years ago

My wife will wear a pair of lacy boy shorts for me sometimes and they look so good on her!


iwhcpanties 6 years ago

Oh = I will wear my Hi-cut Fruit of the loom flower print cottons for her!


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must65gt 6 years ago

great little piece, not sure I would buy any for me but maybe for the wife....


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

must65gt: This one continues to recieve massive hits and it is all over panties. lololo :)


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must65gt 6 years ago

well I do love great looking panties especially with great looking women wearing them...lolol


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

must65gt: You are funny! lolololo :D


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Manly Man 6 years ago

Why don't we have a naughty panties contest? Each of the lady hubbers could submit photos of their naughty panties which will be combined into a single hub. And a judges committee composed of manly men will pick the winners.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Manly Man: Interesting you should create that but I don't know how many would submit, lolololo :D


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

iwhcpanties: Thanks for sharing some of these comments never cease to amaze.


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JOE BARNETT 6 years ago

hey yeah i'm all for being a judge!!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Joe Barnett: Then you have it, you are a judge, lololo :D This hub tends to come up from time to time and the only time I remember it is when someone comments. :)


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oscillationatend 6 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

Can't help but blush...but hey, this does give me some ideas...

One note..

"Personally even though I have an hour glass figure there is no darn wear(way, perhaps?).."


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

The boy short and thong are nice for hour glass figures you may find that you will enjoy one of those two. :)


Sydney 6 years ago

Nice post. Naughty little panties are really cool. Learning new something everyday is really cool. There are different types and it just depends on the person which feels more comfortable.


Kiev escort 6 years ago

Cool story you place here.

It will be great to read anything more concerning this topic.

Thx you for giving that information.


Antz Pantz 6 years ago

Big girls pants BGP.

To wear something nice and to wear to feel free, I say wear big girls pants what a treat, for to see.

If your man gives a frown or complains, yesiree, tell him "he's dreamin" and let the cotton flow free.


Escorts London 5 years ago

I like shorts, they look alot sexier than oter panties.


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

AEvans...

I won't lie...it was the title that got me to this hub. I also won't lie...I'm glad the whole 19th century women's underwear thing has advanced beyond pantalooms. Fredericks opened in the 40s huh? Well no wonder we won the war!

Thanks,

Thomas


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

We just never know what we are going to write about, do we? I saw Thomas' shout out and had to come see what he was causing such a ruckus over, now I know. Very tastefully done.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Could you imagine pantaloons? Millions of us could not imagine that either. Yes Frederick's opened in the 40s and I believe that is why we won many wars after that WWII. lololo! :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

homsteadbound: We never know what we will write about. You got that right. Thank you for the kudos. :)


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Morning AEvans... you do know how to draw a crowd... smiles... Great subject and us guys love what you girls have done to the industry... smiles

Hugs


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Rolly A Chabot: Thank you for the kudos. :)


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Love this one! I love the Boy Shorts. I have never been the experimental type. For me it is the comfort which matters. I like silk or lace panties.


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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

We certainly have come a long way from the fig leaf! lol

I often shop with my wife when she gets underwear and I know it is a real pain trying to find a bra. This was a nice read and not embarrassing at all.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Anamika S: Thank you! Silk and Lace is very nice. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

molometer: Thank you and yes we have came a long way from a fig leaf. lolo!

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