Fashion & Style
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The changing shades of lingerie
Changes to the fashionable female silhouette at the beginning of the 20th century called for the introduction of new types of undergarments. During the 1920s, white cotton or linen chemises, drawers, and petticoats were replaced by dainty silk knickers and camisoles in a wide range of evocatively named colours, foreshadowing the lingerie of today.