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The Corset

2 Dec

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

For women interested in wearing undergarments to smooth or transform their bodies, modern shapewear offers a relatively inexpensive, comfortable means to do so.  Made with flexible fabrics that conform to the wearer’s body, it’s lightweight and easy to put on and take off.  But modern shapewear and traditional girdles owe their existence to the foundation of foundations – the corset.  Though long supplanted as the everyday undergarment of choice, corsets continue to be worn by women all over the world for a variety of reasons.  But because their numbers are relatively small, they remain somewhat mysterious. […]

50 Reasons to Be Intimately Thankful

25 Nov

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

Happy Thanksgiving!  It’s customary for newspapers, magazines, blogs, and radio and television shows to remind people this week about all the things for which they can be thankful.  Such whispers usually include mentions of family, friends, and good health.  All of that is certainly good advice and very important.  But as your trusted, online source for great information about bras, panties, shapewear, and other lingerie, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of all things “intimate apparel” that can bring a smile to your face this holiday season. […]

Vintage Lingerie:
Foundations of the 1940s

11 Nov

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

The 1940s.  It was quite a decade.  For much of the world, it was a time of tremendous military, political, economic, and cultural upheaval.  World War II was fought, and the Nuclear Age, the Cold War, and Decolonization all began. In the United States, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.  With the occurrence of such historically significant events, it’s easy to forget about the pop-culture markers of the time.  The Slinky®, the Frisbee®, Tupperware®, and Velcro® were all invented, commercial television was born, classic books like 1984 and The Little Prince were written, “film noir” rose to prominence as a cinematic style, and swing and crooning became all the rage in music. […]

What Types of Undies Did Martha, Abigail, and Betsy Wear?

1 Jul

By Adam Welsch
Cupid Intimates

With the Fourth of July holiday almost upon us, it’s time to think about picnics, parades, fireworks, and, of course, the American Revolution.  It’s a time of year when thoughts often turn to the Founding Fathers, like George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.  Of course, this blog is all about women’s undies.  Unless we want to break some very interesting new ground, those men simply hold no relevance here.  But what about the women of the American Revolution – our Founding Mothers?  As our nation celebrates its 234th birthday, it’s great time for these virtual pages concerned about lingerie to ask a very important question.  What types of undies did Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Betsy Ross, and other women of late-18th -century America wear? […]