We have all heard of throw back Thursday. Well today we are celebrating the thong with a little history.
Did you know that a man was responsible for the invention of our current style of the thong? Former New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia was angry because the city's nude dancers were exposing too much skin, so the thong was created to provide them with a little more coverage --and it was no coincidence that it was just before the Big Apple hosted the World's Fair.
But the thong has a longer history then that!
* 42000 BC: The ancient thong didn’t look quite like it does today — worn by hunter-gatherers throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe, some were made from the fur, feathers, and skins of their prey.
*200 BC: The skimpiness of the thong is appealing not for its aesthetics but for its functionality — Japanese swimmers and sumo wrestlers don the garment, called fundoshi.
*1939: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧! 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝’𝐬 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧-𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨 𝐋𝐚𝐆𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲’𝐬 𝐧𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐮𝐩. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐝𝐨…𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲.
*1970s: Thong underwear doesn’t really leave the strip club until designer Rudi Gernreich invents the thong bikini in 1974. A year later, they’re sold as underwear too, but thongs show up more often on beachgoers in Brazil than in Americans’ underwear drawers.
*Early 1990s: The thong popularity grows as it goes mainstream in the U.S.…and it’s more practical than provocative — at least according to manufacturers, who try to market them as a seamless undergarment meant to be worn under slim-fit pants. But not everyone’s main concern is visible panty lines.
* And even scandals!!!...Mid-Late 1990s: Monica Lewinsky helps make “thong” a household word — and not for the anti-VPL factor. Lewinsky reports that she flirted with Bill Clinton by lifting the back of her suit jacket to reveal the straps of her thong underwear. But she’s not the only one who’s flossing — Victoria’s Secret holds its first public runway show, and consumers flock to its cheek-baring lingerie.
Today's thong underwear can be worn for comfort, cooling effect or even just to be sexy. No matter why you choose a thong we have you covered at www.simplyluxuriouslingerie.com
FOR A LIMITED TIME WE WILL THROW IN A THONG WITH ANY BRA PURCHASE!! At check out use the code: thong