As for underwear, the choice is very wide. We find all sizes and colors, and models ranging from basic white to chic and sophisticated combinations. Moreover, even the materials used in their manufacture are multiple and are found in cotton, silk, lace, lycra, etc. In this article, you will find 12 truths to know about this hidden category of our wardrobe.
12 truths to know about underwear:
1 - If you want to preserve the health of your intimate part and avoid suffering from several problems in this delicate and fragile part of the body, prefer the underwear that contain a large percentage of cotton, and preferably entirely cotton. The latter allows the skin to breathe and absorbs perspiration, which limits the proliferation of bacteria responsible for bad odors and infections.
2 - To avoid sagging skin, it is advisable not to put too tight clothing. A recommendation also valid for underwear, too small size compresses the skin, promotes its relaxation and also increases the phenomenon of sweating. The so-called humid environment, says multiplication of germs and higher risks of irritations and cystitis and the proliferation of bacteria. & Nbsp
3 - On a European scale, French women, and especially Parisian women, are the biggest consumers of women's lingerie, thus preceding their German neighbors. They therefore devote an annual budget of 99.4$ , which represents almost 20% of the total budget devoted to clothing.
4 - According to experts, nearly 64% of women would wear the wrong size of bra. In addition to the unsightly effect, this has many effects on their health. Indeed, a bra size too small compresses the breasts, promotes their collapse and hinders the lymphatic flow at their level, while bras too large do not allow to adequately support the weight of the chest, especially voluminous, Which results in back pain and neck and shoulder muscle tensions.
5 - If you are in the habit of wearing your bra too often or if you wash it in any way, ignoring the instructions on the label, you will have to change it after six months. These bad habits will damage the fabric and reduce its elasticity and support capacity.
6 - The modern version of the bra would be created by a New Yorker named Mary Phelps Jacobs. Exasperated by the corsets of the time (1914), too visible under the robes, she created, with the help of her servant, a more supple underwear made by sewing two silk handkerchiefs, with thread and ribbon. Soon after, she patented her invention and sold it to The Warner Brothers Corset Company for $ 15,000.
7 - The origins of the string, go back in history to the primitive peoples who bore its "ancestor": a piece of cloth hiding the crotch and attached to a tie waist. It became known thanks to the law promulgated by the mayor of the city of New York in 1939 and which obliged the dancers of the city to wear strings, instead of exhibiting their nudity without restraint.
8 - According to a survey carried out by a brand of protection against urinary leakage in France, the boxer would be the most popular underwear for men of all ages, with a percentage of 44%. It is closely followed by the briefs who had 40% of the votes and in the tail of the classification, we find the boxers with 15% of the votes only.
9 - The world market for lingerie reached the modest sum of 110 billion dollars in 2014, which is equivalent to 99 billion euros. 50% of the market is monopolized by the bra, 33% by the panties and the rest by the other articles. The country that is experiencing the biggest boom in the field is China, which is growing by 20% each year.
10 - The male underwear market rarely experiences fluctuations in the world economy, and when purchases in this area decline, this is a sign that the current economic situation is most difficult. Moreover, during the global economic crisis of 2009, sales fell by 2.3%, then increased with the improvement of this one to reach a growth of 6.4% in 2011.
11 - On June 13, 2010, a 10-year-old New York boy named Jack Singer broke the world record for the number of underwear worn simultaneously by wearing 215 panties on top of each other.
12 - Until the 19th century, the panties were considered a masculine garment that women were not allowed to wear. They could only wear petticoats to protect themselves from the cold, and pieces of white cloth during the period. Wearing a pair of panties was hard to see (frivolous woman) or meaning that she was the woman who dominated in her home.