In what ways have un­der­wear mis­shaped us?

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - COMPETITION -

In 1 8, the uchess of evon­shire com­plained in a let­ter that her corset cut into her body and made her arms sore, but it is the ton fash­ion and pride feels no pain.’ ome con­tem­po­rary shapewear, such as waist train­ers, can have a com­pa­ra­ble im­pact on the body to corsets. im­i­larly, in the 0s and early 1st cen­tury, there was great pres­sure on women to wear thongs to avoid the dreaded vis­i­ble panty line’.

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