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Welcome to The Underpinnings Museum: an online museum dedicated to the wonderful world of underwear.  Our collections range from the mid-19th century through to contemporary garments.

Exhibitions

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Blog posts

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Lingerie’s Women Designers

On International Women’s Day, I wanted to take the times to showcase some of the incredible women-designed objects…

How Did Corsets Evolve Into Girdles?

The change from ‘old-fashioned’ corset to ‘modern’ girdle began in the 1910s with the help of some Parisian…

The Changing Fashion Of Breast Shape

The December issue of British Vogue has generated a lot of discussion in the last week for declaring that…

Why I Got Involved In The Underpinnings Museum

I first met Karolina back in 2013, when I went to be fitted for a bespoke lingerie set…

Our Collections