lingerie—once so scandalous, erotic—was worse than taboo, it was passé.
There, Blanco reportedly was trying to go clean, plowing her earnings into commerce, including a lingerie shop in Medellin.
In between a female sex shop and trendy boutiques is a nondescript store selling all manner of bras, corsets, and other lingerie.
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.