From the Back Cover
Lingerie comes out of the closet in this fascinating journey through the history, meaning and pleasures of our most intimate apparel.
Since Eve donned a fig leaf, lingerie has always been part icon, part turn-on, part social indicator-and a potent symbol of the feminine mystique. It is indisputably one of "life's little luxuries," the delicious secret a woman carries with her everywhere, choosing to conceal or reveal it at her whim. Catherine Bardey takes a provocative and entertaining look at lingerie, from bloomers and thongs to Merry Widows and Wonderbras - and along the way, she provides lots of tips, facts and practical information designed to help you fill your dresser drawers with all of the "bare necessities" of life.
About the Author
Catherine Bardey has been a stylist for Elle, New York and French Vogue. She has written for Glamour, Vanity Fair, Martha Stewart's Living and other magazines. Her previous books include Secrets of the Spas, Making Soaps & Scents, Making Candles & Potpourri and Lingerie, all available from Black Dog & Leventhal. She lives in New York City.