Whether called "bloomers," "Spankies," or "dance pants," there is a particular style of undergarment that is produced to complement the uniform - coming in matching colors and usually accompanying the basic uniform.
The most well-known body shaper undergarment is the corset, which has undergone numerous iterations in its long history and is still worn today, although more commonly as a fetish or fantasy piece of lingerie.
Ross, the founder of PantiesForMen.com, shares insights on common myths about men wearing feminine lingerie, the unique nature of this business, and popular undergarment styles in this LoveToKnow interview.
While you might expect that this type of undergarment would be straightforward - a corset with shoulder straps that spans the torso to the hips - there can still be variations in the modern incarnation.
Thus, lingerie manufacturers created the open bottom girdle with six garters attached, perfect for holding up thigh-high stockings, and this was the undergarment of choice in the 1940s and 1950s.
Calvin Klein has been designing clothing of exceptional quality for 39 years and his tradition of distinctive simplicity and attention to detail extends to his line of undergarment products.
Although boxer briefs, especially in recent years, have been showing up in various colors all over the undergarment industry, boxers still offer a wider selection in both color and patterns.
Today, the corset is a sign of femininity, and plus size strapless corsets are worn not only as lingerie or an undergarment, but also for the Goth look when it is worn as an outer garment.
A woollen undergarment (subucula) was often worn by men; the women's under-tunic was of linen (indusium).
The crusene was a fur coat, while the serc or smoc seems to have been an undergarment and probably sleeveless.