Posted by Marie Bernadette on March 04, 1998 at 11:19:39:
In response to more about drawers..., written by P. Bingham on March 03, 1998 at 14:33:52
Underpants worn by women in early 18th century consisting of two seperate legs joined by waistband This is what I meant in my above post, so they had them in the 18th but also in the 19th:
The History of Underclothes (Cunnington) says "Drawers...began to come into fashion about 1806, and were at first made on the lines of the masculine article...'Cotton drawers at 3/9, worth 5/-' are advertised in 1806. In 1811 'Ladies' Hunting and Opera drawers in elastic India cotton,' and in 1813, 'drawers with attached feet' were being advertised. These were made of knitted cotton. We have to distinguish between drawers, which reached to just below the knee, and pantaloons...Its name was quickly given a more feminine sound, and changed to 'pantalettes'."
Please come out from under the blanket, Patricia! ;-)
- hee hee! (nfm) P. Bingham 14:45:43 3/04/98 (0)
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