This is an entirely frivolous, analysis-free post, inspired by Bianca writing about tennis undies, sparked by Venus Williams's latest flesh-colored ones.
"Venus Williams cruises into French Open" 26 May 2010.
I think she looks terrific!
The topic reminds me of the surprising (to me) scanty Syrian skivvies, modeled in a modest way by Eastern European women, to get around censorship.
Syria's Underwear, from Spiegel (4/17/2009). They're mostly bought by female friends and relatives as gifts for brides.
You never know with religions...
Meanwhile, devout Mormons wear these night and day.
But I was disappointed to read in What Mormons Believe: Underwear that there's nothing magical about Mormon "garments" [sort of an urban myth, I guess]; they just serve as a reminder of one's relationship with God.
What undies did George Washington wear?
The Colonial Williamsburg site says that the long linen shirt was men's main underwear, but they sometimes wore underdrawers to line their knee-length breeches.
And here's the changing fashion in women's petticoats, 1742-1794
(Remember David Beckham's underwear ad?)