By Adam Welsch
Today marks the 88th anniversary of the publication of the inaugural edition of TIME® Magazine, America’s first weekly news magazine. As a fixture of newsstands, libraries, waiting rooms, and coffee tables across the country, TIME® has played a central role in the coverage of political, economic, foreign-affairs, and scientific news. But it’s also covered stories related to pop culture and lifestyles, including the latest developments from the world of fashion. And concerns related to women’s underwear have been no exception. In fact, looking back through the magazine’s archives takes one on a fascinating trip through the history of women’s intimates during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Here, then, is a sampling of what TIME® has reported about girdles, bras, and panties across the decades: […]