How 19th-Century Activists Ditched Corsets for One-Piece Long Underwear | Innovation

In the 1870s, many female tourists to Manhattan sought out the city’s most curious boutiques—underwear stores that sold what was called “ladies’ hygienic underdress.” “Through sheer weariness they may have omitted Central Park, passed by Stewart’s, and forgotten Tiffany, but the ‘chemiloon’ is a thing to be remembered even when […]