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Undergarment Collection

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for J. Roussel underwear 1949

Advert for J. Roussel underwear 1949
A blonde bombshell model wears a rather elaborate creation. Date: 1949

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for William Whiteley, womens underwear 1906

Advert for William Whiteley, womens underwear 1906
Elegant corset cut very low at the bust and rounded at the hips. 1906

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Gorringes womens underwear 1927

Advert for Gorringes womens underwear 1927
Advertisement for F. G Ravissant undergarments, the newest fashion of wrap-around corsets lightly boned, with dainty embroidered silk lacing and ribbon and buttoning. 1927

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Womens lingerie 1932

Womens lingerie 1932
A selection of lingerie, with lace, crepe-de-Chine of taffetas. Date: 1932

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Womens undergarments 1935

Womens undergarments 1935
Double page catalogue of womens underwear from 1935. Date: 1935

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Aertex men and womens underwear 1933

Advert for Aertex men and womens underwear 1933
Aertex underwear, little cells in the fabric that allow the body to breathe. Date: 1933

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advertisement for women's undergarments. Date: 1936

Advertisement for women's undergarments. Date: 1936

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advertisement for women's criss-crossed front panel bra and girdle. Date: 1954

Advertisement for women's criss-crossed front panel bra and girdle. Date: 1954

Background imageUndergarment Collection: New fabric that stretches three ways Vita-Flex was made of an exclusive process in which pure

New fabric that stretches three ways Vita-Flex was made of an exclusive process in which pure rubber was interwoven with fine cotton backing. Date: 1939

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Kestos lingerie 1939

Advert for Kestos lingerie 1939
Women wearing new girdles and high-line brassiers. Date: 1939

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advertisement for William Whiteley elegant straight fronted corset. Date: 1906

Advertisement for William Whiteley elegant straight fronted corset. Date: 1906

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for London Corset Company 1910

Advert for London Corset Company 1910
Very long below the waist and low in the bust dainty corsets. 1910

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for BVD underwear for men 1914

Advert for BVD underwear for men 1914
For generations of Americans, BVDs were the underwear of choice - loose-fitting and, as you see, immensely becoming as well as supremely practical for summer wear... Date: 1914

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Chilprufe childrens wear 1934

Advert for Chilprufe childrens wear 1934
Chilprufe underwear for children. Date: 1934

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove brassiere 1937

Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove brassiere 1937
Woman modelling the new Gothic, with its fashionable bust-line. 1937

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Aertex mens underwear 1911

Advert for Aertex mens underwear 1911
Aertex Cellular clothing for men, for all seasons. Date: 1911

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove corsets 1925

Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove corsets 1925
Back view of a model wearing laced ribbon corset. Date: 1925

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Debenham & Freebody womens lingerie 1927

Advert for Debenham & Freebody womens lingerie 1927
The New Corslo Corset, in cotton tricot with centre busk and boning either side, all bones removable for washing, four suspenders. Date: 1927

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Womens corset 1911

Womens corset 1911
Latest fashionable corset to provide the best shape for the womans dress

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Straight front corset in smart French white coutil or rich countil brocade

Straight front corset in smart French white coutil or rich countil brocade. Date: 1901

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advertisement for womens undergarments. Date: 1940

Advertisement for womens undergarments. Date: 1940

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advertisement for womens undergarments

Advertisement for womens undergarments

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Woolly step-ins & dressy jumper 1940 Woolly step-ins & dressy jumper 1940

Woolly step-ins & dressy jumper 1940 Woolly step-ins & dressy jumper 1940
Womens clothing in wool with stitch pattern. Date: 1940

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Lastex womens corset 1934

Advert for Lastex womens corset 1934
Model wearing a corset with elastic. Date: 1934

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Stockings by Bear Brand 1934

Advert for Stockings by Bear Brand 1934
Bear Brand Supreme, womens stockings. Date: 1934

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Dorothy Perkins - womens undergarments 1928

Advert for Dorothy Perkins - womens undergarments 1928
A selection page of undergarments for women in 1928, available at Dorothy Perkins, at Oxford Street. Date: 1928

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Whiteleys womens corset 1907

Advert for Whiteleys womens corset 1907
A very elegant straight-fronted corset with front and side suspenders, made of danity silk batiste. Date: 1907

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for L. C. C. womens corsets 1904

Advert for L. C. C. womens corsets 1904
Women wearing a corset made from whalebone, shaping the hips and bust. Date: 1904

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Corset - Reznicek 1908

Corset - Reznicek 1908
A husband or lover assists a lady in removing her corset. Date: 1908

Background imageUndergarment Collection: MAID & MISTRESS MAID & MISTRESS

MAID & MISTRESS MAID & MISTRESS
A maid and her mistress consider an undergarment Date: 1927

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Girl in a Slip - Photo

Girl in a Slip - Photo
A young woman sits on a chair arm in what could either be described as a chemise or slip. Date: 1920s

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Aertex mens clothes with air 1895

Advert for Aertex mens clothes with air 1895
Cellular Aertex cloth shirts and underwear, which the air is enclosed and warmed by heat of the body. Date: 1895

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Royal Worcester corsets 1909

Advert for Royal Worcester corsets 1909
Figure that speak. Women wearing elegant straight-front corsets also known as the swan-bill. 1909

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Gossard underwear 1935

Advert for Gossard underwear 1935
The Gossard line of beauty, modern women demand not only elegance of contour and symmetry of figure, but perfect freedom of movement for daily activities. 1935

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Young model in silky underwear 1935

Young model in silky underwear 1935
Model in wearing silky corset with girdle. 1935

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Fitu corsets 1934

Advert for Fitu corsets 1934
Controlled curves. A wraparound figure form designed for large hip figures. Boned underbelt for extra control of abdomen and hips. Hookside fastening. 1934

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Healthguard woollies nylon stockings 1950

Advert for Healthguard woollies nylon stockings 1950
A model poses in a pin up style pose wearing Healthguard woollies underwear and Vayle Scottish nylon stockings by John Skelton. Date: 1950

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Pretty girl caught getting dressed

Pretty girl caught getting dressed
Caught " Una-wears" - a curly-haired lovely is shocked to be discovered whilst getting dressed into a tiny sheer green undergarment. Date: early 1940s

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Chilprufe wool underwear for children 1941

Advert for Chilprufe wool underwear for children 1941
The children must have Chilprufe. Our difficulty is to make the small ration of wool we are allowed go round. We have, therefore decided as a wartime policy to suspend production of womens

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for J. Roussel womens underwear 1930

Advert for J. Roussel womens underwear 1930
One-piece girdle with high-waist that gives a slimmer figure, also giving a comfortable wear, freedom of movement by using a flexible, porous elastic. 1930

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Porosknit underwear for men 1912

Advert for Porosknit underwear for men 1912
Supreme comfort resulting in a perfect fitting undergarment which is soft, absorbent, ventilated, elastic and cool. 1912

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Royal Worcester corsets 1914

Advert for Royal Worcester corsets 1914
Slim silhouette of women wearing waist-line corsets. 1914

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for N D Eynede Paris corsetmarker 1909

Advert for N D Eynede Paris corsetmarker 1909
Women wearing elegant corsets with drawstrings to the back to bring in the waist with lace edging. 1909

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Le Magda womens corsets 1910

Advert for Le Magda womens corsets 1910
French young women wearing elegant corsets with lace and ribbons. 1910

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for W. H. K. & S. corsets 1901

Advert for W. H. K. & S. corsets 1901
New desirable straight fronted corsets, combining symmetry and elegance with acme of comfort. 1901

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for John Barker womens underwear 1911

Advert for John Barker womens underwear 1911
Models wearing slender fitted corsets with straight-front giving no curving to the figure. 1911

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Mens winter clothing 1936

Mens winter clothing 1936
Various outfits for men in a fashion catalogue, from golfers trousers, gentlemens winter coats, dressing gown with rope string, underwear and Pyjamas. Date: 1936

Background imageUndergarment Collection: Advert for Dickins - Jones corsets 1909

Advert for Dickins - Jones corsets 1909
The Specialite Guninea corset, available from Dickins & Jones, is ideal for slight figures. It promises not to cause undue pressure to the respiratory organs. 1909



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