Created with Sketch. This week, I'd like to focus on the garments we rarely get to see, underwear and pajamas. Actually, it seems that we've had quite a few glances of undies this season. But, before we get into that, I'd like to discuss what so many of you last week were upset about, especially you ladies! It shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, except for you men, that women's underwear in those days were anything but a pleasure to wear. Watching some of the Mad Men women in those uncomfortable undergarments makes me sympathize with them.
‘Mad Men’ designer on shaping curves: It’s all about lingerie
She's got form: Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant on her lingerie debut - Telegraph
Yet perfect curves don't quite come naturally, either. Enter "underpinnings," says the show's costume designer Janie Bryant. Her wardrobe closet has long-line bras, girdles, stockings and slips — and it's not uncommon for someone to be wearing them all at once. That's how it was in the early s, she says, and there are some lessons to be learned, even for the most modern woman.