|Insert "Panty shot" jokes here, with Cécile.|
So a discussion came up on the AG Collectors board1 about the historical underwear--basically, if Addy and Caroline had the same underwear. And they do and don't. From that I decided that it would behoove us to have an ID post showing the slight--and the not so slight, in some major cases--differences among the historical panties, bloomers, and undergarments that the historicals came with. And so snapped pictures as I was changing everyone around. That way if your girl comes without her panties, you can--if you so choose--seek out her drawers and bloomers and cover her ass, as the case may be.
A little history before we start looking up skirts and down pants. Most of the historicals have white underwear. To modern eyes, white underwear might not seem to make sense, because white is traditionally harder to keep clean and shows dirt fast. But here's the sitch, Mitch: white can be sun bleached. As in laid out in the sun and allowed to fade. And in the days before Clorox2 this was was the best way to get out major staining without scrubbing the entire hell out of clothes. Other colors will and do fade (which is why old clothes can often look really pale, when they likely had vibrant bright colors.) So underwear were white because you wore those often and maybe had one or two sets (one to wear while the other got washed) and you had to get those stains out with vigorous abuse of the cloth. Sure they might get dingy and faded, but honestly no one was looking at your underwear most of the time anyways. Also, why would you waste expensive dyes on underwear? Again, no one was looking at your underwear.
Furthermore, the girls between the invention of pantaloons and the later shift to bloomers--from Caroline to Addy--have sealed drawers. That is, not split crotch. Split crotch drawers weren't wide open, but there was an opening front to back so that when you squatted down to attend to nature's call, you didn't have to pull down your pantaloons. Like elastic instead of tie strings, we're letting it go. I could go into historical underwear all day, but that's for review posts.
Listed in Reverse Historical--starting with Julie and going back to Kaya. Note that the petticoat Cécile is wearing under her meet dress isn't one that's made by AG. I have a Laylie3 who got out of all that frilly historical stuff and Cécile now wears her petticoat as ruffly cute under her dresses.
|Julie's panties, as seen on Otters.|
|Julie's panties, again on Otters.|
|Maryellen. Yes, I'm that weirdo.|
|Kit in what are probably Samantha's drawers. PC version.|
|Kit's actual panties, from a downloaded guide.|
|Nellie has on Rebecca's panties. Mattel version.|
There's no change for BeForever for Rebecca, but she now shares the same style with Samantha.
|Addy's Drawers, Classic.|
|Addy's Drawers, BeForever style.|
|I don't have Kirsten, but I have an image of her drawers.|
|Cécile's Fancy Pantaloons.|
|Caroline's drawers. (And socks, cause this is from the site.)|
|Felicity Shift, First Edition.|
Felicity not only has two meet outfits, she has two styles of shifts. The first one, PC Style, has an elastic neckline, double tucked short sleeves, and an untrimmed hem that comes to the knees. Mine is rumpled because Felicity nearly never takes off her stays unless Elizabeth is loosening them for her. There is no velcro and the shift pulls over her head.
|Felicity Shift, Mattel Style.|
|Kaya's Underwear. And sleep wear. And swim wear.|
I'm not wearing underwear today!Kaya wears no panties, briefs, bloomers, drawers, pantloons, pantalettes or shifts. Her underwear is absolutely nothing. Her sleep wear was her birthday suit. Her swimsuit was skinny dipping. Kaya would have not given a single solitary fuck that she was ass out nekkid under her dress. So no, she's not going to be wearing anything for modesty. My Kaya wears undies for moddie stuff, but in her historical wear? Naked as a jaybird. And now you know why I went in reverse historical order. Because naked dolly butt.
No, I'm not wearing underwear today!
Not that you probably care,
Much about my underwear,
Still none the less I gotta say--
That I'm not wearing underwear today~!
As they say with bad jokes: That's the end. In this case, the end is Kaya's.
1 Psst. Pssst. Go join. I even put the link in my side bar.
2 1913. So post-Rebecca but pre-Kit. Bleach was around before that, mind, but most people didn't use it outside of industry use until about the 1930s.
3 More on Laylie and Life of Faith later.
4 Speaking of Samantha, if you haven't heard the news, she's coming back this fall, along with other changes for the Historicals. AG Archival is the equivalent of the Disney Vault, people. Was that a phone ringing? Cause I fucking called it.
5 Oh Archie. You are one of the best in passing HP characters ever.
6 No shit? It played while I was writing this post up.