A Whimsical Ride Through Fashion & Underwear Fun Facts
Did you know that the pocket in your jeans was originally designed for a pocket watch? Or that Queen Victoria’s women’s underwear was auctioned for a hefty sum? It seems that fashion and underwear hold a treasure trove of quirky tidbits. So, put on your favourite pair of Candis cotton underwear and settle in for a lighthearted journey of fashion fun facts, history, trends and trivia!
When Trousers Were Taboo
Can you believe that trousers were once considered scandalous for women to wear? It wasn’t until the roaring 1920s that pants strutted onto the scene for women as part of the flatter era liberation. Shorts were first worn by British soldiers posted to Bermuda (hence their name – Bermuda shorts). But they were deemed too revealing for women. That is, until the 1930s when daring actresses like Katharine Hepburn bravely showed the world that women could rock shorts! This paved the way for their modern popularity.
G-strings Desinged to Cover Up
Today, g-strings are considered to be one of the more revealing undies styles. But did you know that they were originally designed to be less revealing? The Mayor of New York City, Fiorello LaGuardia, invented the g-string in the 1930s because he thought nude dancers were showed too much skin so he designed this option to be less scandalous!
High Heels Designed for Men
Did you know that high heels were originally designed for men? In the 16th century, platforms were worn by male European nobility as a sign of wealth. In the 17th century, the Persian King Abbas wore them to appear taller and more intimidating.
Did you know that the average American woman owns 21 pairs of panties and the average British woman owns 34 pairs of briefs? Or that before air conditioning, people used to store their undies in the freezer as a trick to help them cool off!
So there you have it, a whirlwind of fashion fun facts. Fashion is about expressing yourself, not following rigid rules. Embrace your unique style and feel confident in your own skin!