We begin submerging ourselves in the latest fresh, fashionable sexy lingerie that make you feel sexy, confident and yes even extremely enticing. So, when you ask your closest friends for their opinion in picking out some enticing sexy lingerie instead they feeling really uncomfortable discussing about it, rather they hurry you up to pick it out and be done with it or you and your friends suddenly clammed up when someone comes near while you are picking it out. That's right picking out lingerie especially the bra could be embarrassing and inappropriate subject matter when speaking around children especially when the opposite sex are present
Why the hush-hush? It is only a piece of material that supports women’s breasts if you were wearing a two-piece swimsuit, the top part does the same thing but it's not considered inappropriate subject material even though it’s made with less material and less support more enticing.
When merchants begin to advertise the bras, panties and other lingerie for sell to the public, the reputation of these items were not to be mentioned around mixed company and public displaying them in the open was not considered not very good idea somewhat offensive but believe or not our swimsuits were considered offensive once upon a time before become who they are today, a two piece resembling bra and panties. For what reason, the bra and panties produces so much more embarrassment, red faces and sexual arousal than a swimsuit.
You ask why? Well, let’s take a look at the beginning during the invention of the bra and the panties. First, the “bra” it is an abbreviation for the word brassiere which is its proper name. The bra first appeared in ancient Greece as a strip wool cloth bound around the breasts as a support device fashioned by the women of that time. In 16th century, the bra had become part of a corset, very stiff and uncomfortable but very fashionable if you enjoyed turning blue from the lack of oxygen.
By 1913, the bra was patent and has gone through some changes and started going into mass production. But it was in 1932, Warner took over design of the bra introducing cup sizes which started its shapely figure and advertising the new version of the bra on female models in catalog magazines. In the 1940’s and 1950’s the bra’s reputation grew out of portion when two large-breasted actresses Jane Russell and Patti Page started sporting “ the bullet bra” under their knit sweaters making breasts look even bigger and sexier, after that the bra earned title of being naughty; unfortunately the panties had followed same route but it didn't really get its bad rap until actress Sigourney Weaver in the movie “Alien” appeared in skimpy bikini panties as the heroine, Ellen Ripley, that's when the panties decided changed its appearance become more luring and enticing undergarment. (info provided by Wikipedia.com)
The question is why are they such an embarrassing items to buy in public in front others or speak about? Well, they are supposed to be hidden under women’s clothing not on public display but every time we turn around those hidden unmentionables always seem to be making a spectacle out of themselves; case in point Madonna, a very famous talented singer decided in one of her world tours in 90’s to perform in a bra as her top while on stage.
Prior to Madonna expressing her femininity about the bra, in the 1960's the bra had become expression of women’s rights, they were burned in protest to say we, women deserved equal rights bringing this sexy unmentionable out into the open for all the public to see.
Today, the bra and panties have earn the right to stay out in the open for all those to see and not buried in secrecy like in days of our great grandmothers, to be sexy, alluring and enticing lingerie, besides women want to feel sexy wearing their bras and panties these days especially in the panties that barely cover.