Origin of underthings
Examples from the Web for underthings
The idea that underthings can serve any other purpose besides a purely functional one, of course, is relatively new.
There are her underthings—soft, frivolous, much-beribboned chemises, camisoles and petticoats.Book of Etiquette|Lillian Eichler
Her dress was not yet on, but her underthings were fully as elaborate and shimmering as any gown could hope to be.Linda Condon|Joseph Hergesheimer