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Underwear Collection

"From vintage pin-up girls to iconic actresses, it has always played a significant role in fashion and culture

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Young woman in underwear and stockings posing indoors, (B&W)

Young woman in underwear and stockings posing indoors, (B&W)

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Marjorie Leete aged 18 (black costume) of Sunderland kneeling down drinking a yard of ale

Marjorie Leete aged 18 (black costume) of Sunderland kneeling down drinking a yard of ale in a field assisted by Janet Bell holding the glass

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Members of Pans People Dance Troupe, model lingerie for the Mirror, Studio Pix

Members of Pans People Dance Troupe, model lingerie for the Mirror, Studio Pix, London, 28th October 1974. Pictured, dancers Louise Clarke, Dee Dee Wilde and Cherry Gillespie

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Pin-up calendar girl by David Wright, 1950

Pin-up calendar girl by David Wright, 1950
A woman with her red hair swept up in a bun, poses elegantly in some diaphanous lingerie as she speaks on a red telephone. Date: 1950

Background imageUnderwear Collection: David Wright woman in short black underslip

David Wright woman in short black underslip
Elegant woman with red hair, wearing a short black, semi-transparent underslip. She is sitting on the edge of her dressing table, loosening her hair

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Poster - Eat More Fruit - for Health and Vitality - published / issued by the Retail

Poster - Eat More Fruit - for Health and Vitality - published / issued by the Retail Fruit Trade Federation Ltd. Date: 1950s

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Advert for English Rose dream corselette, 1952

Advert for English Rose dream corselette, 1952
Advertisement for underwear and foundation garment manufacturer, English Rose featuring a woman wearing a dream corselette, 1952. Date: 1952

Background imageUnderwear Collection: English Rose Corsetry advertisement

English Rose Corsetry advertisement
Advert for the new corselette from English Rose corsetry, exquisitely styled and entirely without bones. It is described as a corselette with wired

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Pifco electric vibratory massager

Pifco electric vibratory massager
Beauty that is yours sincerely: 1950s electric vibratory massager, claiming to help you keep slim and trim, promotes a healthy scalp, affords relief for tired feet and many muscular aches and pains

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Claudia Cardinale actress November 1963 on the set of the film Circus World

Claudia Cardinale actress November 1963 on the set of the film Circus World

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Woven fabric, SEM

Woven fabric, SEM
Woven fabric fibres. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of synthetic fibres woven to form clothes. Nylon and polyester are common synthetic clothing materials

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Advertisement for Thomsons glove-fitting corset

Advertisement for Thomsons glove-fitting corset
An advertisement for Thomsons glove-fitting corset, promising the wearer comfort and elegance

Background imageUnderwear Collection: This cost a pretty figure by Merlin Enabnit

This cost a pretty figure by Merlin Enabnit
Pin up girl by Merlin Enabnit (1903-1979) posed provocatively in her underwear while examining a string of pearls. Enabnit was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was a successful commercial artist

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Holeproof Hosiery 1924

Holeproof Hosiery 1924
A woman, so proud & pleased with her Holeproof stockings, bends down to admire them while she daintily lifts her black see-through shift out of the way

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Linsey Dawn McKenzie March 95 16 year old model

Linsey Dawn McKenzie March 95 16 year old model

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Linsey Dawn McKenzie March 1995 16 year old model

Linsey Dawn McKenzie March 1995 16 year old model

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Actress Helen Mirren wearing a fishnet tights portraying character of fairground stripper

Actress Helen Mirren wearing a fishnet tights portraying character of fairground stripper Juy 1975

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Young smiling man wearing underwear standing in front of nostalgic wallpaper

Young smiling man wearing underwear standing in front of nostalgic wallpaper

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Nothing to Wear by A. K. Macdonald

Nothing to Wear by A. K. Macdonald
The Universal Cry - a situation that many women can identify with, nothing to wear. A young woman in her underwear becomes increasingly frustrated as she tries to find an outfit in the morning

Background imageUnderwear Collection: 'Premier'loop wheel frame, Stibbe and Co, Leicester (litho)

"Premier"loop wheel frame, Stibbe and Co, Leicester (litho)
7160480 " Premier" loop wheel frame, Stibbe and Co, Leicester (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: " Premier" loop wheel frame)

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Actress Helen Mirren wearing a fishnet tights portraying character of fairground stripper

Actress Helen Mirren wearing a fishnet tights portraying character of fairground stripper Picture taken 4th July 1975

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Actress Adele Silva of the TV Programme Emmerdale, November 1999

Actress Adele Silva of the TV Programme Emmerdale, November 1999

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Diana Dors as a stripper on the set of the 1968 television series The Inquisitors October

Diana Dors as a stripper on the set of the 1968 television series The Inquisitors October 27th 1968 Y9463

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Advert for J. Roussel underwear 1949

Advert for J. Roussel underwear 1949
A blonde bombshell model wears a rather elaborate creation. Date: 1949

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Young man in underwear with headphones in colorful light

Young man in underwear with headphones in colorful light

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Plastics Nylon made as a substitute for silk Royal welcome home was given nylon

Plastics Nylon made as a substitute for silk Royal welcome home was given nylon as it made its post war reappearance in ladies hosiery

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Advert for William Whiteley, womens underwear 1906

Advert for William Whiteley, womens underwear 1906
Elegant corset cut very low at the bust and rounded at the hips. 1906

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Man with a naked torso wearing long underwear in a horse barn sitting on bales of hay

Man with a naked torso wearing long underwear in a horse barn sitting on bales of hay

Background imageUnderwear Collection: The benefits of taking the water at Bad Wildungen, Germany

The benefits of taking the water at Bad Wildungen, Germany
Comic illustration of the wonderful benefits to a ladys urinary tract (!) having taken the water at Bad Wildungen - a German therapeutic spa Town with springs that bring forth water containing iron

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash

Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash
Striking! A tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to hit a net-side smash shot. It looks like game, set and match for her handsome male companion. Date: early 1940s

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Mrs Doris Line posing as the Goddess Venus in Sidcup, Kent. 1937

Mrs Doris Line posing as the Goddess Venus in Sidcup, Kent. 1937

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Underwear for 1962 drawn by Barbara Hulanicki

Underwear for 1962 drawn by Barbara Hulanicki
A lycra girdle with tapering side sections and black lace front panel on the right, and a black lace bra mounted on white both by Lily of France and excellent for magically transforming the figure

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Ad for corsets, 1890s

Ad for corsets, 1890s
Corsets advertised by CB A La Sprite, late 1800s. Color lithograph

Background imageUnderwear Collection: 1960s tennis fashion

1960s tennis fashion
Frilly panties by Teddy Tinling, as worn by tennis players in the 1960s. Worn with a navy banded white cardigan by Maxine Leighton

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Arrested by an undercover police officer

Arrested by an undercover police officer
An undercover female police officer springs her Honey Trap on an unsuspecting criminal, who goes from a jolly evening with a fetching lady to staring down the barrel of a revolver!

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Litesome Body Belt

Litesome Body Belt
Advert for the Litesome Body Belt, underpants devised to offer support and relief while hiking miles " without exhaustion". " Every man should wear one constantly"

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Girl in her underwear riding a large Easter egg

Girl in her underwear riding a large Easter egg
A girl in her underwear riding a large Easter egg

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Bunny girls at a London night club Circa 1969 P018479

Bunny girls at a London night club Circa 1969 P018479

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Clothing Beach: 'Stop, Get Ready, Lets Go'

Clothing Beach: "Stop, Get Ready, Lets Go"
Clothing Beach: " Stop, Get Ready, Lets Go". Sunarama of London today showed their 1975 Summer and Autumn collection at Sunarama Limited, Eversholt Street

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Advert for Gorringes womens underwear 1927

Advert for Gorringes womens underwear 1927
Advertisement for F. G Ravissant undergarments, the newest fashion of wrap-around corsets lightly boned, with dainty embroidered silk lacing and ribbon and buttoning. 1927

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Young woman in underwear standing by mirror, (B&W)

Young woman in underwear standing by mirror, (B&W)

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Fewer Falsies For Cleveland

Fewer Falsies For Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio: July, 1949. X-ray testing for tuberculosis in six cities has revealed that the women of Cleveland use less synthetic torso curves than those of any of the other cities

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Advert for Morley silk stockings 1931

Advert for Morley silk stockings 1931
Morley silk stockings British from top - to - toe. Date: 1931

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Just Wright

Just Wright by David Wright showing a glamorous woman fixing her shoe. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940s

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Lysistrata and his allies defending the access of the acropolis to men by farts, 1896 (litho)

Lysistrata and his allies defending the access of the acropolis to men by farts, 1896 (litho)
AIS5356057 Lysistrata and his allies defending the access of the acropolis to men by farts, 1896 (litho) by Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-98); 32x25 cm; (add.info)

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Joan Collins the actress posing for playboy magazine in March 1984

Joan Collins the actress posing for playboy magazine in March 1984

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Workers at William Pretty and sons Ltd in Ipswich sitting at their Singer machines

Workers at William Pretty and sons Ltd in Ipswich sitting at their Singer machines putting in the elastic bands in underwear November 1935

Background imageUnderwear Collection: Lady in pink underwear by Barribal

Lady in pink underwear by Barribal
Painting of a young woman with dark glossy hair, captured in the middle of getting ready. She sits in pink lingerie and stockings, having just brushed and tied a matching pink ribbon in her hair



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"From vintage pin-up girls to iconic actresses, it has always played a significant role in fashion and culture. In David Wright's Pin-up calendar girl from 1950, the allure of lingerie is captured with elegance and grace. Claudia Cardinale, the stunning actress from November 1963 on the set of Circus World, showcases how undergarments can enhance confidence and beauty. Even health campaigns recognized the importance of underwear; as seen in the poster 'Eat More Fruit - for Health and Vitality, ' published by Retail. It emphasized that wearing proper undergarments contributes to overall well-being. Advertisements like English Rose dream corselette (1952) or Pifco electric vibratory massager demonstrate how lingerie evolved over time to cater to women's desires for comfort and style. The English Rose Corsetry advertisement exemplifies timeless sophistication. Behind-the-scenes moments are also worth mentioning when discussing underwear's impact. An intimate backstage moment at Paris Revue reveals how lingerie empowers performers on stage while woven fabric SEM highlights its intricate craftsmanship. David Wright's depiction of a woman reclining in black lingerie reminds us that undergarments have long been associated with sensuality and seduction. Merlin Enabnit's artwork titled 'This cost a pretty figure' emphasizes that investing in quality lingerie is an investment in oneself. Underwear not only enhances physical appearance but also boosts self-confidence. Putting on lipstick, as depicted by David Wright, symbolizes getting ready for any occasion with poise and charm. Lastly, it is important to acknowledge that age should never limit one's appreciation for beautiful undergarments. Linsey Dawn McKenzie, a 16-year-old model featured in March '95 issue proves that embracing personal style starts at any age. " whether it be through artistry or personal expression, underwear remains an essential part of our lives – shaping our bodies while empowering us from within.