Delcambre town in Louisiana is introducing a new law which forbids wearing any outfits in public that reveal underwear parts. The law proposal was signed by the town council as a measure to stop underwear exposure by wearing saggy trousers - a fashion growing popular among young people, especially hip hop fans. Such law adds underwear to the list of offences with a fine of $500 and up to six months in jail. Judging by Britney Spears accidents, the singer really needs to stay away from Louisiana.
In this contest you are asked to add any type of underwear to characters of art works (paintings, drawings and statues) of your choice. Think about dressing people in paintings in underwear, or undressing the dressed characters to reveal their underwear. Bikini, bathing suits, and swimwear is also considered underwear within this contest.
Started: 6/14/2007 06:00
Ended: 6/16/2007 06:00
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Underwear always was a subject, which stirred the minds of mankind. In
due course, it has changed and transformed. But, one thing remains
unchanged: Underwear is a cult of entire mankind.
Initially, underwear was positioned exclusively as a hygienic part of
ladies wardrobe. Later on, it acquired shade of femininity and
Women are ready to part with significant portion of their salary for
the pleasure of possessing stylish lingerie, which drives any man mad;
or the bra in which the breast looks mind-blowing.
It is necessary to note that the linen reciprocates women. Line has
become convenient, graceful and is available in any color and models.
Today, women feel confident and sexual, if they wear beautiful
lingerie beneath the suits.
Considerate difference can be noted between the yesteryears lingerie
and present-day lingerie. More likely, our ancestors recognized only
the functional qualities of the lingerie. Lingerie helped to hide the
figure imperfections. Lingerie originated many centuries back and was
found even in ancient civilizations.
In Ancient Egypt, women wore thin shirt-type attire on
shoulder-straps, which started below the breast leaving the breast
open. Development continued in Ancient Greece. Here, the modest
ascendant of the contemporary bra appeared.
Greek women tied elastic leather strips below the breast and the
strips were lifted and breast was emphasized.
Later on, the Romans expanded the leather strip and equipped with
laces. Thus, first corset has appeared. Even in the second century
B.C, women wore the corset that supported the breast from below, so
that the breast seductively peeped out of the drapers.
In XVII century, church bans were published prohibiting the
manufacture of elements of lingerie.
However, decrees could not force the women to wear corsets and belts,
which transformed them into elegant beauties.
And only at the end of XIX century, women understood that, it is
necessary to wear lingerie not only for figure correction or hygiene
but also for appearance.
In fact, at this point of time, the "Lingerie" replaced the less
romantic word "underwear".
For decorating the lingerie, women started using laces, embroidery and
various die-stamping methods. Trousers, finished with flounces and
silk strips gained wide popularity.
At this time, way of living of women has changed a little bit. Freedom
and hobbies for women were noticed.
Riding a bicycle, for example, forced the women to choose such
clothes which are comfortable during bicycle riding. Then, modern
types of trousers were manufactured. Trousers quickly acquired place
in the daily wardrobe of women owing to the practicality and
As far as men are concerned, for a long time, men did not use the
But, having appeared, it quickly caught up & made up for lost time. At
present, varied range of men's underwear can be found. Men's
underwear is divided into several main types, which are to be
distinguished in spite of external resemblance of few underwears:
Swim wear - Swimming trunks and Hawaiian shorts, meant exclusively for
Regular men's underwears:
Night wear - Pajamas, men's nightgowns. After lounge, the
situation is lamentable - For the last 100 years, nothing new in this
field was created.
But, constantly something new comes up for grabs in regular men's
necessary to note that changes took place for the better.
Shorts, briefs and "swimming trunks" had become worthy alternative to
But, having replaced the older models, they expanded with such a speed
and practically have become "common". So, hardly you'll find somebody
wearing them and admire.
After "swimming trunks ", boxers type of shorts are very popular. It
is not simple trousers with flower and cucumber patterns. Modern day
"boxer" shorts are made from soft knitted fabric.
Sometimes, "Boxer" type of shorts are made from elastic materials,
for example, with combination of "Lycra" - then the shorts tightly fit
the body and remind "Cyclists". If you happen to wear something
similar, then you can bravely remove the pants in public places: It is
practically impossible to make out whether the dress is underwears or
In men's underwear sector, "Minimalism" is symbolized by shorts of
type briefs. If a man does not have a well-shaped body as that of Greek
statues, then briefs is not the best choice.
Even more radical variant is the string type shorts.
String type shorts are not suitable for daily-wear but the item is
irreplaceable for special cases. In addition, string type shorts
oblige their owners to have distinctness at appropriate places.
Both men as well as women have wide choice of underwear. It is
necessary to understand, what exactly suits you. Express your
individuality through underwear. Even though nobody can see the
underwear, be assured that people around will notice a change in
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