National Lingerie Day is celebrated on April 25 every year. The day celebrates the best of decorative garments that allow you to feel sexy for yourself and your partners! ‘Lingerie’ is a French word that means underwear. By using the French word, the intention is to suggest that this underwear is both sophisticated and sexy. Lingerie was primarily women’s underwear but over time, designers have designed items of lingerie that suit men. While underwear is a common undergarment, lingerie takes it a step further with its attractive, alluring quality.
History of National Lingerie Day
National Lingerie Day celebrates beautiful and alluring underwear that aims to be a visual treat.
Lingerie refers to underwear that is not just functional but also beautiful and sexy. Lingerie is designed to be visually attractive and frame the bodies that wear it. Lingerie is made from fabrics like silk, satin, lace, chiffon, charmeuse, or lycra. These fabrics ensure that the lingerie is light in weight, sheer, and stretchy. Lingerie is designed to be comfortable to wear.
During the late 19th century, Lady Duff-Gordon began to design lingerie that was less bulky and more shape-defining than corsets. Underwear was now designed to fit closer to the body, be lighter, and be more breathable and wearable.
Once the First World War broke out, women had to join the workforce, especially in factories. The requirements for underwear became more about practicality. During the 20th century, the designs evolved and became more visually appealing. By the 21st century, designers began to look at lingerie as being fashionable.
Modern fabrics and production methods made modern lingerie designs feasible and accessible to more people. It was affordable to buy beautiful lingerie and people now had access to a greater variety of materials and designs.
National Lingerie Day timeline
Caresse Crosby designs and receives a patent for the first bra.
Bras now fit better, have padding for women with smaller cups, and underwires are used for a prominent bust.
Lingerie designers like Fredrick’s of Hollywood focus on designing glamorous lingerie.
“The Guardian” reports a growing trend for designers developing lingerie for men.
National Lingerie Day FAQs
Is lingerie uncomfortable?
Most modern lingerie is designed to be comfortable.
Can you customize lingerie?
High-end fashion houses and tailors will customize lingerie to their client’s preferences.
Are there different types of lingerie?
There are 13 different styles of lingerie to choose from.
National Lingerie Day Activities
Buy yourself lingerie
National Lingerie Day is a great day to add to your underwear. Head to your favorite lingerie store and buy yourself something beautiful.
Have a boudoir shoot
Celebrate your beauty by treating yourself to a boudoir shoot. Wear your best lingerie and take some lovely photos of yourself.
Attend a show
Get tickets to a lingerie fashion show and catch up on the latest lingerie fashion trends.
5 Facts About Lingerie That Will Blow Your Mind
Women’s underwear was bulky
Before crinolines were designed, underwear for women was often large and bulky.
Lingerie is used to shape
From corsets to modern bras and shapewear, lingerie is used as a way to shape the body of the wearer.
Bras are more common than briefs
56% of the lingerie market is dominated by bras followed by briefs at 29%.
Victoria’s Secret is exclusive to America
Apart from a few other places, Victoria’s Secret works almost exclusively in the North American market.
There are awareness campaigns for bras
As bra sizes become more varied, awareness campaigns have been launched to ensure that women have better-fitting bras.
Why We Love National Lingerie Day
It is an act of self-love
Lingerie does not always have to be bought to impress your partner. Buying lingerie for yourself can also boost your confidence.
It is fun to shop for
Buying new lingerie is enough to make anyone feel good! National Lingerie Day is a great day to go shopping for new lingerie.
It increases confidence
Lingerie makes us feel beautiful and confident. We love any excuse to wear lingerie and carry that confidence with us throughout the day.
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