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FRENCH KNICKERS

 

French knickers are considered by many to be some of the sexiest items of underwear a woman (or man) can wear.  Unlike normal panties or briefs French knickers don't have elasticated legs and in essence are little more than mini shorts.  Most French knickers are made from very silky materials and look sexy and sensual.  

It's thought the French knicker style evolved from bloomers, the rather loose long-legged underwear of the Victorian era.   The term French knickers may have taken its name from the frilly underwear worn by Parisienne Can-Can dancers - it is known however the French do not use the term.  

French knickers were very popular over here in the 1920's and 1930's, but by the 1940s and 1950s briefs were worn by most women.  It's not sure why they lost their popularity, but some sources link it to the War era when silk and other materials French knickers were made of became scarce, and consequently women turned to underwear made in the style of briefs which used less material.

In the 1970s, French knickers returned to fashion mainly through the designs of Janet Reger and a few others, and were quite popular in the 1980s for what was a minority market. The popularity of French knickers declined again during the 1990s as younger consumers displayed a greater interest in other underwear styles, such as briefs and boyshorts. French knickers are still available today, and are most often found in vintage reproduction and speciality retailers.

 

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