Bare Necessities: An Exhibition on Underwear

1 February 2016-27 April 2016


The exhibition explores the history and evolution of this basic but essential item of clothes wear from ancient times to the present day.  The 13th Century saw the emergence of numerous styles of formal undergarments, many of which are still popular today.  Come and see how a Victorian lady dressed for receiving visitors. How did terms such as chemise, boomers and drawers entered the English Dictionary.



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