National Underwear Day was celebrated annually on August 5th. Underwear is the layer of clothing worn closest to the body and under the outer clothing. It protects the clothing from sweat and provides the wearer protection from chafing and cold. Underwear also provides support and shape for the body. Underwear is designed for both modesty and to look alluring. Fabrics allow underwear to be intended for particular climates and sports. It is not all about lace and leather. Neoprene, cotton, spandex, velvet, polyester. And so many materials are used in many different types and styles of undergarments.

Wearing underwear on the outside of your clothes can turn a tedious trip to the store for a forgotten carton of milk into an amusement park romp.” – Patch Adams

History of National Underwear Day

To publicly shine a light on unmentionables, Freshpair founded National Underwear Day on August 5, 2003. Underwear didn’t always use to call underwear, Middle ages men wore linen shorts called braies, but women didn’t wear knickers until the 19th century; before that, they wore a garment called a shift underneath their dresses. In Britain, the word pants were used to mean long drawers that covered the whole leg, and the garments worn over the top of pants were called trousers. The word pantie for ladies was created as a shortened version of the word pants. While underwear was originally meant to protect clothing from sweat stains, it is not always about just the bras and panties. Included in this celebration are the corsets mentioned above, as well as bustiers, boxers, sports bras, briefs, and yes, even some swimsuits, which fit into National Underwear Day.

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How To Celebrate National Underwear Day

Wearing Underwear can keep the body warm. Underwear has got the backside. Underwear is a fun one. The underwear comes in many fun colors and patterns; blast with them, so wear your favorite superhero underpants. On National Underwear Day, joins an underwear day parade. Treat to a new set. Nothing says confidence more than a new round of undies. Attend a Burlesque show. You can use the hashtag #underwearday to post on social media.

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