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Live And Learn: Renaissance Panties Already Had Little Bows

Date July 4, 2019 17:07

Women's panties were first introduced during the Renaissance. Their main function was to maintain hygiene and cleanliness, but they also protected ladies from the cold. In addition, panties used to save a woman the embarrassment if she fell off a horse.

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Have you ever wondered why there is a little bow on most of your underwear? It turns out it was there hundreds of years ago. Despite the fact that modern panties bear little similarity to what ladies used to wear during the Renaissance, this tiny detail has survived to present day designs!

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Let's go back in time. Many centuries ago, people lived without electricity, and ladies often had to dress in pitch darkness or by candlelight. They needed this bow to find the front of the panties.

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Over the centuries, this element of underwear has naturally undergone some changes. Now the function of this bow is purely aesthetic – it makes the wearer look more beautiful and feminine.

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In men's vintage underwear, there also were bows of some sort. But, they were rather strings to keep the underpants from falling down.

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Did you know about this amusing detail? It’s interesting how this bow evolved, didn’t go out of use, but instead of a practical goal started to serve an aesthetic one!