Thursday, October 25, 2007

Why Wear Lingerie?

Watch this video for “women versus men on lingerie”

However, many women find nothing wrong with letting their guy know that they are “interested.”

Check out these articles:
“Why Wear Lingerie? Use Lingerie to Spice Up Your Relationship”

Ooh-la-la! Why Every Woman Needs Sexy Lingerie

And another viewpoint from another blog: Lingerie – why women wear it?

Back to the video, about the guy’s comment about men not being sexy. Women just view mens' sexiness differently. If anyone, men or women, need a reason to wear lingerie, check out this list of 5 reasons to wear lingerie that we came up with!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Hosiery Appreciation

I’ve been working on some new articles for our Lingerie Resources page. One recent one was on the History of Hosiery. With my new-found knowledge, last week I discovered an error in a historical novel set in 1937. The author said the aunt was wearing thick “white nylons.” Sorry, no. Inaccurate. Not in production yet. Rayon stockings were, but this lady would have mostly likely been wearing cotton stockings if they were heavy and white. Especially since she was a tough farm gal and wasn’t setting off for some special event, but rather in the house ready to do chores.

Nylon stockings were made to replace the sheer silk stockings, yes, making this luxury appearance more affordable to the masses. But they weren’t available until 1940. Plus it was later in the century that we started abbreviating “nylon stockings” to “nylons.”

In my article I posted a section from the 1957 movie "Silk Stockings." Look at the cotton stockings that actress Cyd Charisse discards for silk. Makes one appreciate what we wear now!

Of course, these days we have ads for hosiery that are more risque than what was shown in that movie. Here's a fun one.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

How To Say "Lingerie" In Other Languages

I recently came across this list of translations for lingerie and found it fun to speculate on the literal meaning. Of course, I’m not using a language dictionary—more fun to just use my smattering of language knowledge.

Some, of course, are pretty obviously the same word—guess we all got it from the same place—thank you, France.

Dansk (Danish) n. - lingeri

Français (French) n. - lingerie

Nederlands (Dutch) lingerie, damesonder-/ nachtgoed

Though the secondary options on the latter look like “ladies’ under” and “night go” to me.

Deutsch (German) n. – Damenunterwäsche

Svenska (Swedish) n. – damunderkläder

Practical German translates directly to my mind as “ladies’ underwear” and the Swedish “ladies’ underclothes.”

Português (Portuguese) n. - lingerie (f), roupas (f pl) íntimas de mulher

No guesses on the 2nd definition for Portuguese, but the 3rd one looks like “intimates of the Mrs.”

Italiano (Italian) biancheria

My Italian knowledge is even more limited, but the word makes me think of “love or sweetheart.”

Español (Spanish) n. - lencería

Okay, I can’t think of anything witty or interesting for the Spanish. Nor for the next set, but they are impressive looking, don’t you think? However, if you have more language knowledge than I do and would care to comment on the literal meanings of any of these words, feel free!

Русский (Russian) дамское белье

Ελληνική (Greek) n. - (ενδυμ.) γυναικεία εσώρουχα και νυχτικά

中文(简体) (Chinese (Simplified)) 女用贴身内衣裤, 女睡衣
中文(繁體) (Chinese (Traditional)) n. - 女用貼身內衣褲, 女睡衣

한국어 (Korean) n. - 란제리(여성용 속옷의 총칭)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

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