Posted by MichealH Alexander on December 4th, 2020

Back in the day, as Wikipedia suggests, the concept of ‘lingerie’ was a visually appealing undergarment that was developed during the late 19th century. Presumably the ‘visually appealing’ aspect was for the person that was looking at the woman wearing the lingerie. However, over time and during the first world war, this concept of lingerie changed from ‘visually appealing’ to one of practicality when women found themselves having to  engage in jobs that men once did. Lingerie suddenly became something that was designed to be comfortable, breathable and lighter making working in the fields easier for women.

Today, the concept of lingerie has changed to one of empowerment and building confidence for modern woman. Wikipedia suggests that this change in the perception of lingerie may have been helped by designer André Courrèges in the 1960s, as he was one of the first to present androgynous figures in one of his collections where the image of a modern woman was one that was comfortable with her own body. It may or may not have been this exact move, but now we are in 2020 and the concept of lingerie is definitely about how women feel when wearing it. Women are now wearing lingerie for themselves and to feel confident with their own body and celebrating their own self. Sexy Underwear

With that bit of history in mind, we will now have a quick look at top three reasons for how wearing lingerie can empower women in 2020.

Lingerie is not just about what happens in the boudoir

Veronica Granja-Sierra from thoughtcatalogue.com suggests that in the past people’s notion around lingerie, and it being all about ‘sex’, is not what lingerie means today. She says: “What all women need to realise is that the point of sexy lingerie is not necessarily for your partner to see you in it, but just for the fact of yourself knowing that you have it on.” Veronica draws a line between modern lingerie and fashion, with intimates now closely following the latest fashion and runway trends. "Lingerie should be a fashion icon that symbolises women empowerment; that signifies femininity, sexiness, and to inspire women all over the globe." Lingerie, in a sense, should be able to capture the inner emotions of women and assist them in being able to portray these to the outside world. Sometimes as women we feel determined and sometimes we feel dreamy, so by picking lingerie that supports or personifies whatever mood we might be in, then we can be confident with our feelings, which in turn empower women to honour their true selves.  Lace Chemise

Celebrate your individual shape, curves and all

Let's face it the mere mortal woman does not look like a typical Victoria Secret's model. Women come in all shapes and sizes! So at Dear Eve Lingerie that is why we have created a sizing page to help you choose the best fitting lingerie that will showcase all of your body's best features. If you have a narrow waist or long legs buy yourself a corset and show off your waist or purchase some suspenders to make your thighs look even more awesome. Parfaitlingerie echoes this sentiment stating that, "trying out various styles and types of lingerie isn’t just about figuring out what works for you, it’s about enjoying your body…. And so does bustle, the writer here says: "If you have been made to feel inferior or ashamed of your body in the past, wearing lingerie you love can be one way to practice acceptance for and take pleasure in the things about yourself that may have once been used against you." Being plus size is a good example of this as there are now plenty of lingerie brands that cater to this group where it's all about realising that a larger more curvaceous body is beautiful and sexy. It sure is all about 'body positivity' in 2020.

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