“In an exhibition that’s making some Poles do a double-take, the Museum of Industry in Opatowek has chronicled the evolution of women’s underwear from the knee-length knickers and tight corsets of the early 20th century to the skimpy thongs of today.

Female underwear evolved as women’s role in society changed.

In the 1980s, when Poland’s then-communist regime was staggering from one political and economic crisis to the next, so-called “tygodniowki,” which came in packages of seven – a pair for each day of the week – were the standard cotton undies for women.”

http://www.topix.net/news/weird/2008/02/in-poland-unmentionables-on-display

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