Underalls was a brand of undergarments for women manufactured by the Hanes hosiery and underwear company of North Carolina and marketed in the United States, Canada, and Mexico from the introduction of the product in 1976 until the halt of production in the early 1990s. The product was noted for being a combination of pantyhose and panties together, presumably to prevent panty lines.
Originally founded 1976, Underalls was a brand of undergarments for women manufactured by the Hanes hosiery and underwear company of North Carolina and marketed in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The original product was noted for being a combination of pantyhose and panties together, to prevent panty lines. These also had different trademarked variations, such as Slenderalls, Coloralls, Summeralls, and Winteralls. Underalls continued to offer pantyhose until the halt of production in the early 1990s.
The name, packaging and the advertising campaign were created by Ilon Specht and Cathy Cook for Case & McGrath Advertising in New York City. The packages were recognizable by their cardboard cutout displaying the name of the product, which was shaped like a pair of buttocks. This was further recognizable at the end of their television commercials when the cardboard cut-out would tilt back and forth one time, accompanied by two identical notes which were referred to as the "boop boop." Early TV commercials promoting Underalls were risqué for their time, featuring a well-built young woman uttering the phrases "Look! I don't wear panties anymore" and "Oh, I love my Underalls...'cause they make me look like I'm not wearin' nothin'". Another risque quote was, "Don't spoil the view." Later ads included a voice saying, "OK America, show us YOUR Underalls!" The 1977 TV commercial, the second in the series featured actress Pam Dawber, prior to her success in Mork And Mindy .
Lingerie is a category of primarily women's clothing including undergarments, sleepwear, and lightweight robes. The choice of the word is often motivated by an intention to imply that the garments are alluring, fashionable or both. In a 2015 US survey, 75% of women and 26% of men reported having worn sexy lingerie in their lifetime.
Tights are a kind of cloth garment, most often sheathing the body from the waist to the toe tips with a tight fit, hence the name. They come in absolute opaque, opaque, sheer and fishnet styles — or a combination, such as the original concept of the American term pantyhose with sheer legs and opaque panty.
Pantyhose, called sheer tights, or tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer's body from the waist to the toes. Mostly considered to be a garment for women and girls, pantyhose first appeared on store shelves in 1959 as a convenient alternative to stockings and/or control panties.
The Wonderbra is a type of push-up underwire brassiere that gained worldwide prominence in the 1990s. Although the Wonderbra name was first trademarked in the U.S. in 1955, the brand was developed in Canada. Moses (Moe) Nadler, founder and majority owner of the Canadian Lady Corset Company, licensed the trademark for the Canadian market in 1939. By the 1960s the Canadian Lady brand had become known in Canada as "Wonderbra, the company." In 1961 the company introduced the Model 1300 plunge push-up bra. This bra became one of the best-selling Canadian styles and is virtually identical to today's Wonderbra.
Spanx, Inc. is an American underwear maker focusing on shaping briefs and leggings, founded in Atlanta, Georgia. The company manufactures mainly pantyhose and other underwear for women and, since 2010, produces male underwear as well. Spanx specializes in foundation garments intended to make people appear thinner.
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Jockey International, Inc. is an American manufacturer, and retailer of underwear, sleepwear and sportswear for men, women, and children. The company is based in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jockey is known for having invented the first men's Y-Front brief in 1934. Jockey is a recognized trademark in 120 countries.
In sewing, a gusset is a triangular or rhomboidal piece of fabric inserted into a seam to add breadth or reduce stress from tight-fitting clothing. Gussets were used at the shoulders, underarms, and hems of traditional shirts and chemises made of rectangular lengths of linen to shape the garments to the body.
Hanes and Hanes Her Way is a brand of clothing.
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Hanesbrands Inc. is an American multinational clothing company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It employs 65,300 people internationally. On September 6, 2006, the company and several brands were spun off by the Sara Lee Corporation.
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Funpals are a children's underwear name brand that was established in 1985 in order to compete with Underoos. Its trademark was renewed on March 17, 2005 by Mr. William R. Hansen, trademark correspondent.
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Kayser-Roth Corporation is an underwear and hosiery manufacturer based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company currently markets three owned brands in North America, No Nonsense, Hue and Burlington.
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Petit Bateau is a French brand of clothing and underwear for children founded in 1920, but whose origins date back to 1893, in Troyes. Integrated into the Rocher Group since 1988, Petit Bateau is a children's brand that became trans-generational in the 2000s thanks to the launch of the adult collection.
Depend is a brand of absorbent, disposable underwear and undergarments for people with urinary or fecal incontinence. It is a Kimberly-Clark brand, and positions its products as an alternative to typical adult diapers. Depend is the dominant brand of disposable incontinence garments in the United States with a 49.4 share of the market.