August 5 is National Underwear Day, so let us just brief-ly say why we love underwear. It keeps us from “jiggling” in public by covering our unmentionables! Plus, underwear appears in nearly every culture.
During the Middle Ages, men wore linen shorts or “braies”. Women wore a “shift” under their dresses. In Britain, pants were long drawers covering the whole leg. (In fact, the word, “panties” evolved from a shortened version of the word, pants.) But women’s knickers didn’t appear until the 19th century.
Today, underwear comes in all colors, sizes and fabrics. So, all hail our underwear on National Underwear Day!
National Underwear Day Activities
Recruit some friends to a National Underwear Day parade you just created
Since you seem to be the type to march to the beat of a different drummer, why not put together a National Underwear Day Parade? Gather a group of your boldest, most unconventional friends and have a fun parade in someone's huge backyard. Or check online to find a large, officially-sanctioned parade in your town. A National Underwear Day Parade — hey, it could happen!
Treat yourself to a new set of underwear
Nothing says confidence than a new set of undies. True, people won't be able to see them, but you’ll know they’re there! There's always something fun and affirming about having a secret power set under your suit or dress.
Check out a burlesque show
No other type of show in the world is as much about the underwear as a burlesque show. Generally a 21+ sort of event, but if you want to see the best of extravagant undergarments, glitter, confetti, dance and music; there isn’t a better place to see it.
Why We Love National Underwear Day
Wearing underwear keeps you warm
Underwear is not just limited to your standard boxer or briefs. Long Johns are underwear with life-saving properties. Mountaineers, folks who live in very cold areas and winter sports enthusiasts can swear by their long-johns!
Underwear has got your back-side
Admit it — we've all had wardrobe malfunctions. So you've been eating a few too many tacos or ice cream sandwiches and you bent over a bit too fast. You jumped over that puddle in the skirt that was a teensy bit tight. But, don't worry because your underwear has you covered literally...at least until you're able to tie your sweatshirt around your waist!
Underwear is fun
Underwear comes in so many fun colors and patterns so why not have a blast with them? Wear your favorite superhero underpants, the bright pink ones that you bought on a whim or the underwear covered in cartoon characters that you got last Christmas. On National Underwear Day, have fun with your undies!
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