Lingeries are fashionable and typically alluring underwear for women. Lingere may also refer to womens underwear including flexible, stretchy, sheer or decorative materials like lycra, nylon, polyester, satin, lace, silk and sheer fabric. The term in the French language applies to all undergarments for either gender. In English it is applied specifically to those undergarments designed to be visually appealing or erotic. The garments are not just limited to traditional bras and panties anymore but can be in the form of babydolls, chemises, corsets, bustiers, g-string, and even hosiery!
Bedroom fashion has become such a huge thing in the past few decades and now materials like vinyl and leather are also widely accepted. The lingeries market at the turn of the 21st century was driven by the advent of modern technologies and fabrics that help in designing innovating products such as laser-cut seamless bras. Designers are putting greater emphasis on rich-looking fabrics, laces, embroideries and brighter, more daring colors to make lingere more exquisite looking. The global lingeri market in 2003 was estimated at $29 billion, while in 2005, the bra accounted for 56 percent of the market and panties and g-string represented 29 percent. Fashionable and erotic underwear for women is becoming increasingly popular in the Middle East over recent years.
The concept of lingeries as visually appealing womens underwear, was developed in the late 19th century. Through the first half of the 20th century, women wore underwear for three primary reasons: to alter their outward shape (first with corsets and later with girdles or bras), for hygienic reasons (panties, g-string), or for simple modesty. As the century progressed, lingeri became smaller and more form fitting. It was only in the 60’s when manufacturers began to glamorize the use of underwear for women.
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