(BPT) - From tag-free boxer briefs and seamless bikinis to weightless cotton fabrics and moisture wicking technology, there’s a go-to type of underwear for everyone. Influenced by notable pop culture moments and the evolving fashion industry, underwear styles have taken huge leaps throughout the years. Fruit of the Loom, the trusted underwear brand for over 160 years, is looking at the pivotal transformations of underwear, one of the most essential pieces of clothing.
1920s: Creating flexible fits was vital for both men’s and women’s undergarments. Inspired by the shorts worn by professional fighters, boxers, now one of the most common styles for men, were created to provide men and athletes with flexibility and total freedom of movement. For women, an all-in-one revolutionary undergarment style called step-ins were introduced. Similar to the modern-day romper, step-ins are a one-piece undergarment that combine a camisole and bloomers, high-waisted loose cotton underpants.