What they Wore – 1940s Lingerie and Shapewear

When you think of the lingerie of the 1940s, it’s natural to think of the glamorous, satin clad pin-up girls whose pictures filled the walls of soldiers posted overseas. Beautiful, peppy women posed provocatively in corsets, nightgowns and swimsuits with a look that is still popular today. In reality, things were a little different especially in places where war rationing was affecting goods and services. Women weren’t lounging about in restrictive luxurious garments. Not only were they enjoying a new freedom of working and being active outside, but the rationing meant that a new freedom was found with their undergarments …

What they wore – 1950s Lingerie and Shapewear

When you think of the 1950s, you automatically think of Hollywood glamour. At this time stars like Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell and Lana Turner had the ideal body type – big breasts, big hips and a small waist – the hourglass figure. If you didn’t have them naturally, you could use 1950s lingerie and shapewear to help you achieve the ideal body. The hourglass silhouette of the 1950s happened thanks to the lingerie of the decade. To get the desired fit and look of the clothes on the outside, it’s important to have the correct foundation garments underneath to push …