About National Lingerie Day
Can you keep a (Victoria's) Secret - this National Day brings it's own support.
National Lingerie Day is meant to be a day to celebrate our bodies – lingerie is fun to shop for, it can increase confidence and it is an act of self-love.
Did you know that the first bra was only designed a hundred years ago, in 1914? It was created and patented by a writer named Caresse Crosby, as she saw a need for an undergarment that could support women’s breasts. This piece of clothing was perhaps the most significant clothing invention of all, because of how common they are in modern society and how impactful they’ve been in the fashion industry.
- Bras take up 56% of the lingerie market, followed by briefs at 29%.
- "Lingerie" is a French word, meaning “underwear.” It was named as such to sound more sexy and sophisticated.
- Lingerie as a word was first used to refer to underwear and bras in 1922.
- Women’s underwear used to be large and bulky – it wasn’t until the last century that designers started making underwear light and flattering.