Underwear colloquially known as "panties," was first worn ages back,essentially for function. Surprisingly in the later half they were also used as a chastity manoeuvre.
Panties were prevalent back then for helping women in countless ways and keeping them healthy with sanitization. Traditionally, they also prevented the thighs from being seen if they fell off a horse, which was by the way obscene back those days. According to the women of this era, these drawers also protect them against adventurous young men and their mischievous desires.
Outside the realm of erotica and the burlesque theater, underpants were intended to be the hidden attires. During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in 1949, tennis player “Gertrude Moran” took to the court wearing a short tennis dress that revealed a pair of ruffled lace-trimmed knickers. This apparel made headlines around the world as a “very daring fashion statement”. One of the seminal panty moments saw the gorgeous and eminent Marilyn Monroe revealing her underpants when a draft from a subway grating blew up her skirt in the film The Seven Year Itch (1955).
The stylish 1960s saw the invention of matching bra and brief sets, disposable paper panties, and of course the famous bikini brief. Now this tells us that panties actually have a lot of scope for fashionable innovations.
In the sexier era of 1990s, a new fashion for thong underwear became popular. This was accepted to be the sexiest form of all panties. With the evolution of fashion, boy-style briefs, hipsters, shorts and many more styles are accepted by women worldwide, and secretly by men as well! Wink wink.
By the bold and sexy 1990s the connotation of panties had completely transformed. Earlier they had to be concealed at all costs, but in this decade it became fashionable to wear big waist high pants under the transparent outerwear designs of the famous Gianni Versace or Dolce & Gabbana.
And the era we live in is the sexiest one. Here innerwear is the new outerwear. Underwear makes fashion statements. Celebs love to flaunt their curves in sensual bikinis, hot thongs, perky boy shorts, playful hipsters and much more. We just love to live sexy!