What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word lingerie? If you said Victoria’s Secret you’re not alone. I missed the show this year because I was trying to curb my sleep deprivation trend by getting to bed at a decent hour. I heard that “The Biggest Loser” beat out the beautiful lingerie clad models by a whopping 2 million viewers. The Biggest Loser had a colossal 10.3 million viewer while Victoria’s Secret only landed 8.3 million…only. They say that not even a pleasantly plump Heidi Klum who walked the runway mere weeks after giving birth to her fourth child, couldn’t coax viewers to change the channel from the two-hour episode of NBC reality show.
The Biggest Loser is packed full of great weight loss related information but I think it’s the heart felt stories that keep the viewers tuned in each week. Considering that the majority of North America is overweight it doesn’t really surprise me. But you have to remember that even lingerie models have body issues just like everyone else. I think if next year they had plus size models as well as regular one they might actually have something. I’d like to see women of all sizes confidently strut down the runway oozing sex appeal. If you did tune in your certainly got your fair share of underwear!
This year the show also had a competition within it, Project Runway/America’s Top Model Search. One young hottie would win her wings and become a Victoria’s Secret Angel and that would be Kylie Bisutti. I have to admit that part doesn’t really appeal to me, I just want to see the fashion show with all the costumes, hair and make up. If you missed it as I did here is a clip of the lingerie extravaganza.
It’s really quite the production!
There is not a woman out there who wouldn’t feel sexy in a pretty pair of panties, no matter what her size or shape may be. But if you only have monster gonch in your pantie drawer you need to move them aside and make room for some sexy panties. You will be glad you did even if it’s just for yourself.
Panties are thought to have originated in ancient times, when women wrapped long strips of fabric around themselves loincloth-style. Crotchless underwear was common in the 1800’s so that women were able to use the restroom without having to remove all of their skirts and undergarments.
After World War II, panties suddenly became decorative. Women now had the option of buying patterned panties or panties made of interesting fabrics like nylon, lace and dacron.
It wasn’t until the 1960’s when panties became more fitted. I am surprised that panties were even worn during this time !! Women could chose between bikini, hip-hugger or traditional brief styles.
Thong panties didn’t become widely popular until the 1980’s. I’m an 80’s girl! Women in South America and exotic dancers had been wearing thongs for years but women weren’t able to buy the sexy garment until retailers like Victoria’s Secret and Frederick’s of Hollywood began manufacturing thongs, followed by g-strings. (G-string is a very narrow string running between the buttocks in the shape of a T and thong being a V shaped fabric that has a little more fabric to it, but not much) I know it sounds uncomfortable but you do get used to it, I promise! Neither give you a panty line.
In the 1990’s, wearing exotic, erotic lingerie became publicly acceptable in America. Sexy lingerie became increasingly popular as more and more women felt comfortable walking into stores like Frederick’s of Hollywood and Victoria’s Secret.
Today, women can choose from g-strings, thongs, crotchless panties, tanga shorts, boy shorts, bikinis… the choices are endless. And we all have our favorites !!