You may have already noticed the little bow that adorns women’s panties or underwear. But do you know where this tradition comes from? Discover the interesting story behind this little knot and why it is so popular today.
The panties and their little knot: do you know the story behind it?
Women’s underwear, especially panties, is often decorated with a bow.
The knots on the panties only serve to embellish these underwear. But has this always been the case? What were they really used for?
Many women place importance on aesthetic criteria when buying clothes and underwear. Color, material and fit are important details, but do you also pay attention to accessories on feminine panties such as bows? Going back in time, we discovered the history of this accessory.
The bow adorning women’s panties appeared a long time ago and had a completely different use than today. In the past, the knot of the panties was used to support underwear, that is, it replaced the elastic of today. The knot and the threaded tape made it possible to adjust the underwear, which prevented it from slipping from the body. Fortunately, today this technique has been abandoned because everything is produced at the right size and we can buy panties adjusted to our size in stores.
The knot in the panties was used not only to adjust the size of the panties, but also to differentiate the front from the back of the underwear. Back then, people didn’t have home amenities like electricity, and to distinguish things early in the morning when it was still dark, they had to light candles, which weren’t cheap. Thanks to the knot, women could put on their panties more easily.
Why do women keep putting on panties with the little knot?
The tradition of the little knot on panties is very old, and this accessory has long been of great use. But why do women continue to wear underwear with this little ornament?
Although panties today have an elastic that ensures good support, underwear brands have chosen to keep this small bow for purely commercial and marketing reasons, and for its feminine touch. Thus, this detail can still be found on many models of women’s underwear, whether cotton or lace.
How long have we been wearing underwear?
Underwear has been worn as an outer garment since 5000 BC. and seemed to enclose men and women in the form of a small piece of cloth wrapped around the waist and on the leg, called a loincloth.
Roman women and men wore a loincloth or shorts called a subligaculum. Women also covered themselves with a strip of cloth or leather around their chest called a strophium. In the Middle Ages, men wore linen shorts called braies, but women did not wear breeches until the nineteenth century. Their only underwear was a long linen garment called a nightgown, which they wore under their dress. As early as the sixteenth century, women began to dress in corsets.
Can I throw clothes in the trash?
There are probably clothes in your wardrobe that you need to get rid of. Some of them may have seen better days, lost their original shape, were not worn in the past year, or faded over time. It can be tempting to push them back to the bottom of your cupboard or just throw them in the trash.
However, getting rid of old clothes can be damaging to the environment if not done properly, especially if they end up in a landfill.
Here are 4 reasons why you shouldn’t throw clothes in the trash:
It is therefore important to give a second life to your clothes by exchanging them, recycling them or donating them to charity. By doing so, you reduce waste, protect the environment and can help those in need.
Recycling clothes helps more than you think.
Recycling clothing and textiles does more for the environment than recycling glass, plastic and compost. If you want to reduce greenhouse gases, recycling your clothes is a great move whose benefits are even greater than recycling soda bottles. However, this does not mean that we should stop recycling other materials because the more we recycle, the more we help our planet.