I love seeing how lingerie changes over the years – something like this or this was pretty impossible to find just 5 years back – and it’s done a lot of changing. Fashions have gone from nipped in waists with massive crinolines to the slim silhouette of the early 1800s, then back to curvy, then super slim and boyish in the 1920s, extra curvy for the 50s and so on. Right now it seems to be a mixture of the two, with both push-up bras and slimming shapewear making a fortune for retailers.
This brilliant infographic by Triactol explains just how much lingerie and ideal body shapes have changed over the years. What’s your favourite era?