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Unbuttoned: The Surprising History Of Lingerie

An illustration of a female-presenting Black person and female-presenting white person stand together. One wears a sheer chemise and underwear, while the other wears a bra, underwear, garter belt and stockings. Text says "Unbuttoned" in the bottom right corner. The illustration is colored in shades of purple.
Charnel Hunter
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The world of lingerie is diverse in terms of function and style. And it's all shaped by the choices of the wearer.

Anita stopped wearing real bras in the pandemic. But that doesn't mean she's stopped eyeing lingerie. Lingerie aficionados — including a historian, model and designer — take her inside the world of undergarments: from the history of crotchless panties to how folks are rethinking intimate apparel design to fit a wider range of bodies.

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Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Kaia Findlay is a producer for Embodied, WUNC's weekly, live talk show on health, sex and relationships. Kaia first joined the WUNC team in 2020 as a producer for The State of Things.
Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.