Underwear: What We Wear Under There

Underwear: What We Wear Under There

by Ruth Freeman Swain

Underwear. It can be practical, it can be lucky, it can be just plain bizarre. And just one mention of the word can make you giggle or blush. But if you really want to laugh out loud, take a step back in time and check out what people in past centuries used to cover up “down there.” Women in the 18th century wore underwear that made their hips look six feet wide! In the 19th century you could buy underwear that opened and closed in the back.

With uproarious illustrations by John O’Brian, Ruth Freeman Swain sets out to discover the truth behind this curious topic. A time line is included.


Ages: 7-12
Illustrated by: John O'Brien
ISBN: 9780823419203
Price: $16.99
Published by: Holiday House

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