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Keyser, Amber J.

Underneath It All: A History of Women's Underwear

(3) YA From ancient cleanliness customs to corsets to Victoria's Secret, this well-documented survey takes a feminist look at the whys and hows of ladies' lingerie. The historical narrative investigates the development of corsets, bras, and other undergarments from the point of view of cultural phenomena and evolving attitudes toward the female figure, including current ideas about gender. Reading list, websites. Bib., ind.

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