And American Apparel has hired a 62-year-old lingerie model.
lingerie—once so scandalous, erotic—was worse than taboo, it was passé.
Current look: suit of armor up top and lingerie down below.
Last year, when Brazilian lingerie maker Hope hired Gisele Bündchen to strut its brand, it reckoned it had scored a winner.
The departure from her lifestyle as a lingerie model has left Bisutti “so much happier.”
Gladys wore a lingerie frock more appropriate for a party than for the breakfast room.
The lingerie was of the best, and the seamstress was engaged on it for many weeks.
A soap drummer nudged a fellow drummer whose line was lingerie.
There were boxes of gloves, boxes of silk stockings, dainty bundles of lingerie.
Ray Willets of the lingerie and neglige sections read her order slip slowly.
1835 (but not in widespread use until 1852), from French lingerie "things made of linen," also "laundry room, linen shop" (15c.), from Old French linge "linen" (12c.), from Latin lineus (adj.) "of linen," from linum "flax, linen" (see linen). Originally introduced in English as a euphemism for scandalous under-linen.