Underwear revolution: how lingerie grew up and put women’s comfort first
There’s always been that division into comfortable and something of a display for the lads. Or, as is more likely, something to please the lady as she imagines the display.
The idea that underthings have only recently become comfortable is just nonsense.
An old but incorrect – the words don’t quite mean this even if there would be an association with the idea – division would be between underwear and lingerie. The first the functional stuff, the second the lacy bits.