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From Bloomers to G-Strings: A History of Burlesque Underwear

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As a burlesque performer or even an enthusiast you may have seen the old photos of Bettie Page in the “Guide for Strip-Teasers.” It was published in 1953 as a guide to show how much a stripper could reveal depending on what US. State she was in. Burlesque has changed a lot since 1953, most especially the underwear! Let’s take a journey through the ages from the beginnings of burlesque onwards, as a whole, to see how the last few layers of a showgirls costume have changed.


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A brief history of women's underwear that focuses on Burleque dancers and dancing for male pleasure. This history really focuses on underwear starting in the 1920s but has some key point on what changes from generation to generation. Though this focuses on stage performances, this article has value because what is on stage or in the limelight generally has a hand in the popularity of a piece;.

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The Evolution Of Bras & Thongs [Infographics]

The Evolution Of Bras & Thongs [Infographics] | History of Underwear | Scoop.it
Many days we kick off the daily batch of articles with something about business or social media. Although those things are my favorite topics to write abou
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Same thong infographic as the one with apple models but this thong infographic is on the same page as a bra infographic, which makes for an intereting comparison with the two being on the same page. 

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The History of Thongs | Visual.ly

The History of Thongs | Visual.ly | History of Underwear | Scoop.it
We got such a positive response on our history of the bra piece that we decided to follow it up with a history of the thong. After checking out both p
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A history of the thong with apple models. This history shows how thongs have been present in different cultures starting from ancient times until now. In addition, little apple models show the different vairations of the modern thong including the regular thong, g-string, and several others.

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A Brief History Of The Thong

A Brief History Of The Thong | History of Underwear | Scoop.it
Who was the person who thought putting a piece of string between your butt cheeks would be a good idea? Did it have to do with panty lines, looking sexy, or
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This is 100% less credible than other thong histories but it still mention a lot of points that have been covered in previously scooped articles but with a slightly different attitude and perpective.

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A Brief History Of The Thong (NSFW, Obviously)

A Brief History Of The Thong (NSFW, Obviously) | History of Underwear | Scoop.it
Welcome to October, a once innocent, pumpkin-spiced month, that has unfortunately become thong-themed. This week alone, the world was bombarded with three very famous butts.
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This Huffington Post article gives a history of the thong in relation to pop culture. The history starts with Ancient Greece and continues until present day. Interestingly, the article focuses on how the thong has become a mainstream presence on stage and questions what is the next step for revealing, onstage clothing.

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Revealing Garments: A Brief History of Women's Underwear

Underwear takes the stage in this talk by H. Kristina Haugland, associate curator of Costume and Textiles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The history of f...
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I still need to watch this video when I have the chance but I'm quite excited to watch an hour long video on what seems to be a difficult topic to research. Definitely a great find with hopefully a lot of great information.

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A History of Underwear - Style.com

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Have you ever wondered what the fourteenth-century fashion set's unmentionables looked like?


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Though vary brief, this article gives a ton of information about women's underwear just by naming different articles of undergarments. This article is a hype piece for an exhibit on underwear. The journey on underwear begins in the 1300s up until today, featuring classics as well as trends.

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Jo Paoletti's curator insight, July 30, 2013 9:09 PM
Because clothes make the woman, but underwear makes the clothes.
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Behind, Beneath, and Between: Tracing the Thong

Behind, Beneath, and Between: Tracing the Thong | History of Underwear | Scoop.it
Natasha Stagg investigates the historical, sociological, and cultural crevices of the much-maligned undergarment.
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WONDERFUL find. This article describes cultural anxieties behind the thong, why there hasn't been much study behind gender studies and fashion, and also discusses the relevance of thongs in history  and across culturals. Not even halfway done reading the article and I was already excited to share it. 

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The Right Underwear Makes You an Invincible Badass, Says Fruit of the Loom

The Right Underwear Makes You an Invincible Badass, Says Fruit of the Loom | History of Underwear | Scoop.it
Ever have that dream where you look down and realize you're wearing only your underwear? Not me. That dream's for losers. The people in Crispin Porter + Bogusky's first work for Fruit of Loom don't seem to mind it, though.
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This article doesn't say much in the way of text but the headline and ads say it all. As someone who has taken and upward of 5 classes on how to interpret ads and media, I find it an interesting take for feminism for an underwear company to give women empowerment from their underwear. 

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Feminism is totally cool with Beyoncé posing in her underwear

Feminism is totally cool with Beyoncé posing in her underwear | History of Underwear | Scoop.it
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This is a response to the view of Beyonce not helping feminism by being photographed in her underwear. Women featured in this article align with second wave feminism. They discuss how women can be women and still be just as respected as men and shouldn't be slut shamed. (Go women!)

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Beyonce photographed in your underwear doesn't help feminism

Beyonce photographed in your underwear doesn't help feminism | History of Underwear | Scoop.it
The singer strips off to talk about the sexualisation of women in the latest issue of American GQ. ("And men define what’s feminine.

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Slightly off topic but still relevant to feminism and underwear. This piece critcizes feminism and criticizes how women still struggle to be equal. Interestingly, this article points out that women really can't be sexy and powerful. Though Beyonce is, apparently flaunting her sexuality isn't a form of power. This hows this discourse between feminism and the second wave of feminism, post-feminism.

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malek's curator insight, January 28, 2013 1:14 PM

Beyonce kicks herself in the foot because she's selling herself as an object of sexual desire. She's not being criticised for how she dresses, Beyonce's being criticised for spouting feminist ideals, yet appearing near-nude on a men's magazine to be represented as merely another sexual object to be enjoyed and used by, you guessed it, men.

Beyonce is hypocritical in that she has made her money not just from her talent in singing, but by perpetuating the sexist stereotype

malek's comment, October 11, 2013 1:51 PM
A slam dunk new topic :)
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From Bloomers to G-Strings: A History of Burlesque Underwear

From Bloomers to G-Strings: A History of Burlesque Underwear | History of Underwear | Scoop.it

As a burlesque performer or even an enthusiast you may have seen the old photos of Bettie Page in the “Guide for Strip-Teasers.” It was published in 1953 as a guide to show how much a stripper could reveal depending on what US. State she was in. Burlesque has changed a lot since 1953, most especially the underwear! Let’s take a journey through the ages from the beginnings of burlesque onwards, as a whole, to see how the last few layers of a showgirls costume have changed.


Via Gracie Passette
Rachel Mauer's insight:

A brief history of women's underwear that focuses on Burleque dancers and dancing for male pleasure. This history really focuses on underwear starting in the 1920s but has some key point on what changes from generation to generation. Though this focuses on stage performances, this article has value because what is on stage or in the limelight generally has a hand in the popularity of a piece;.

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