Hello, history buffs and fashion lovers! Women’s lingerie has a fascinating history that reflects changing societal norms and fashion trends.

Let’s take a journey through time to explore the evolution of women’s lingerie with Fashiol.

1. Ancient Beginnings

Lingerie dates back to ancient civilizations. In Egypt, women wore tunics, while Roman women wore strophium, a type of breast band. These early forms of lingerie were designed for comfort and modesty.

2. The Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages, women’s undergarments became more structured. The chemise, a loose-fitting undergarment, was worn to protect outer garments from sweat and body oils.

3. The Renaissance

The Renaissance period saw the introduction of the corset, designed to shape the body into an idealized silhouette. Corsets were often made from stiff materials like whale bone and were worn to cinch the waist and support the bust.

4. The Victorian Era

The Victorian era brought significant changes to women’s lingerie. The crinoline, a structured petticoat, became popular to create a full skirt. Later, the bustle replaced the crinoline, adding volume to the back of the skirt.

5. The 20th Century

The 20th century marked a revolution in lingerie. The introduction of elastic materials made lingerie more comfortable. The bra, as we know it today, was patented in 1914. The mid-20th century saw the rise of the padded and underwired bras, offering more support and shape.

6. The 1960s and Beyond

The 1960s brought the sexual revolution, and lingerie became a symbol of empowerment and freedom. Women began to embrace more revealing and diverse styles. The 1980s introduced the thong, and the 2000s saw the rise of shapewear.

7. Modern Lingerie

Today, lingerie is about comfort, style, and self-expression. There is a wide range of options, from sports bras to lace bralettes, catering to different preferences and needs. Sustainability and ethical production have also become important considerations.


The history of women’s lingerie is a testament to changing fashion and social norms. At Fashiol, we celebrate this rich history by offering a diverse range of lingerie that combines comfort, style, and innovation. Explore our collection today and find the perfect piece that reflects your personal style!