Black Lingerie Didn't Exist in America Until 1946 - Frederick's of Hollywood Celebrates an Anniversary
Did you know that black lingerie wasn't available to the American public until 1946? Yup. Maybe it was too racy for ladies and gentlemen back in the 1920s and 1930s, but it wasn't until Frederick Mellinger opened Frederick's of Hollywood in the late 1940s that black undies became available for purchase in the USA (previously, underwear was only available in white and "nude," aka beige). Can you even imagine what life would be like without black bras and underwear?
This month marks the 67th anniversary of Frederick's introducing black undies to the US market, so, to celebrate, the brand has curated a special online shop called "The Black Lingerie Legacy Collection," which features some of the company's most popular styles throughout the year. The shop will be live from April 11th through the 14th and shoppers can take 20 percent of all purchases from the range.
Check out some of our favorite pieces from the Black Lingerie Legacy Collection, right here.
The perfect little chemise (also available in plus sizes):
The Classic Satin Kimono-Inspired Robe:
And the sheer hold-up stockings: