An abridged history of putting it all out there.
As the number of his ex-wives grows, so does the size of Henry VIII’s codpiece.
French queen Catherine de Médicis bans waists bigger than a13 inches; corsets become the undergarment du jour.
Boston-born boxing champ John "Long John" Sullivan sports wool undies in the ring.
Dancer Mlle. Rhea’s garter doubles as a flask holder during Prohibition.
Superman heroically dons red briefs over blue tights.
Southwest Airlines flight attendants turn heads with new uniforms featuring hot pants and go-go boots.
Madonna’s Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra steals the spotlight on her Blonde Ambition tour.
Marky Mark drops trou for Calvin Klein underwear.
The bra-strap headband craze lends support to hair everywhere.
Gwen Stefani shows off the top of her sequined thong at a VH1 awards show.
Designers such as Max Azria and John Galliano showcase ’30s-inspired camisoles and robes for spring.