Lingerie: A Modern Guide

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A. & C. Black, Jan 1, 2010 - Lingerie - 224 pages
This is a beautifully illustrated guide to lingerie, starting with the early history of bras and girdles and progressing up to modern times. Lingerie has always been meant to both conceal and reveal, to shape the body and to hide a multitude of sins. In recent years designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier have also used items of lingerie such as bustiers and basques as outerwear to great effect. The book also contains a section on getting proper fits for lingerie items and where to find the most beautiful lingerie. All in all, this is a beautiful look at a fascinating subject. It is both a wonderful gift item and a resource book for fashion students and, indeed, anyone interested in fashion in general.

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What do the thousands of images of bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines say about our society? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men ... Read full review

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Lesley Scott is a highly regarded fashion critic and the Editor in Chief of, an online magazine and fashion blog. She was one of the first fashion bloggers acredited by the IMG to cover New York Fashion Week as a member of the press.

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