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.
Last year, when Brazilian lingerie maker Hope hired Gisele Bündchen to strut its brand, it reckoned it had scored a winner.
Thanks to calendars, clothes, fragrances, lingerie, and an awful lot of ghosted books, Jordan is worth an estimated £40 million.
Gladys wore a lingerie frock more appropriate for a party than for the breakfast room.
The lingerie was of the best, and the seamstress was engaged on it for many weeks.
A soap drummer nudged a fellow drummer whose line was lingerie.
There were boxes of gloves, boxes of silk stockings, dainty bundles of lingerie.
Ray Willets of the lingerie and neglige sections read her order slip slowly.
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.