Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

A new exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum focuses on the history of underwear. The largest of its kind, with over 200 pieces from the 18th century to present day on display, Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear examines the link between underwear and fashion and the ways that changes in fit, fabric and technology have often reflected society's attitudes to gender, sexuality and morality.
Arranged thematically with sections that focus on performance underwear (such as maternity or activewear), luxury lingerie and underwear in fashion, there's everything from bustles and corsets to thongs and yoga outfits. There are pieces worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Dita Von Teese and even Queen Victoria's mother.