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Lingerie

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The term “lingerie” is derived from the French linge, or linen, and thus makes direct reference to the material from which underwear was traditionally made. By the late nineteenth century, lingerie had become a generic term commonly used...
...A pioneering figure in Australian fashion, Collette Dinnigan was born in 1965 in South Africa and grew up in New Zealand. While studying fashion at Wellington Polytechnic she gained an appreciation for cutting, draping, and fine...

Feathered Lingerie: From the Stage to the Bedroom

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Lingerie as a term evokes a different response from terms like underwear and undergarment. An undergarment is typically associated with functionality, as an object used to shape the human form or worn for comfort beneath outer garments...

The Fall and Rise of Erotic Lingerie

Dressed to Impress : Looking the Part

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction The ways in which the body is packaged and visually exhibited are an essential part of consumerism. With a tradition that can be traced back to the eve of modern times, consumerism cannot fully account for the unprecedented...

Apparel Product Categories

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...Apparel product or merchandise categories are used to classify products of similar function, use, and style. Some products cross men’s, women’s, and children’s categories, whereas others are specific to one gender, such as men...

Lingerie Slopers and Patterns

Julie Cole

Julie Cole has taught at William Rainey Harper College, International Academy of Design and Technology and Mount Mary College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Lingerie can be designed with elegance and comfort in mind in luxurious fabrics such as soft-to-the-touch sumptuous silk, Pima cotton, bamboo, and modal. Key items such as panties, a camisole, pajamas, and a teddy complete any well-knit...
...Few brands typify the romanticized Italian ideal quite like Dolce and Gabbana (D&G). Sicilian stereotypes abound when envisioning the characteristic D&G garb—whether it’s the “Sicilian widow” draped in reams of black lace, the “Mafioso...
...Alberta Ferretti was born in 1950 in Gradara, a town in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, Italy. Her mother had a tailor’s shop where Alberta spent a lot of time as she grew up, cultivating her enthusiasm for fashion. In 1968, at just...

Lingerie

Sharon Czachor

Sharon Czachor is an adjunct instructor in the fashion department of Harper College in Illinois, USA. She has taught construction classes in skirts, blouses, pants, dresses, jackets, as well as classes on flat pattern drafting and draping, introduction to CAD pattern design, stretch knits (sportswear, daywear, and children’s wear), including embellishments. She has also taught at the College of DuPage, Illinois, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...In general, lingerie refers to undergarments or intimate apparel such as camisoles, panties, bras, slips, and bust-iers and includes sleepwear, loungewear (such as thermal undershirts and pants), and bathrobes. According to the Dictionary...

Classy Lingerie

Merl Storr

Merl Storr is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, at the University of East London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Latex and Lingerie : Shopping for Pleasure at Ann Summers

Berg Publishers, 2003

Book chapter

...Sexual properties are as inseparable from class properties as the yellowness of a lemon is from its acidity […]. This is why there are as many ways of realizing femininity as there are classes and class fractions. (Bourdieu 1984: 107–8)We...