There was a time when ladies undergarments could weigh nearly 7lbs and take several hours to put into place. We are talking being squeezed into a corset, petticoats, undershirt, camisole, stockings; if it was winter, additional layers of woolly garments would be required, already I am bursting into a sweat, what a work-out!
Now compare that to today, undergarments of matching bra sets, camisoles that are worn as tops, tights in their varying denier in weight, stockings and suspenders. Corsets are still popular today, but thank goodness there’s no holding onto the bed-frame whilst being laced into it.
When gravity wants to defy and define us, well fitted underwear alludes to the appearance of a more slender, and toned physique, which in turn makes our outer garments fit better as opposed to over-fitted under garments; an example, if you are bulging out of your bra, running over at the top and the sides, its possible the cup size of your bra is too small. Its noticeable in a fitted top, giving the appearance of several different sized balloons having a party underneath.
Over-fitted undergarments, just as with clothes that give the appearance of being too tight, not only look uncomfortable but are just that, restrictive and uncomfortable. There’s many a button that looks on the verge of causing some serious damage if the wearer were to breathe out! Women have two areas from which they can work, bra’s and panties (yes I prefer the more genteel description)! Men on the other hand, it would be their boxers or underpants, I haven’t come across the male equivalent term to ‘VPL’ which translates as ‘visible pantie line’. Do let me know if there is one.
What is visible pantie line? Its where the panties being worn are tight and visible in trousers, skirts or dresses, why is that a problem? It’s not a problem per se, its about the way in which the tightness in that area takes the eye away from the contours of your silhouette when wearing a garment. There’s a reason why people say ‘you should walk with your head held high’; when you create a happy union with your undergarments and your outer-garments, the clothes you wear not only look better on you, but can also make you look taller, elevating your confidence.
In the words of Marilyn Monroe:
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