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Iconic Lingerie Moments Through The Decades

by Chloe Wilshere, Content Creator

Whether it’s worn for confidence, expression or simply comfort, lingerie plays an important and powerful role in the way we present ourselves to the world.

A good piece of lingerie is a total confidence booster that has the ability to totally transform the appearance of your body through your clothes.

And although in our current day to day we’re all pretty much living in our non-wired bras and favourite sports bra, there is no doubt over the power of a good piece of lingerie.

Lingerie is responsible for some of Hollywood’s greatest on screen moments, red carpet mishaps and iconic runway moments.

So as many of us are currently lounging around in our lingerie (joggers and a bra anyone?) we’ve looked to the past to round up some of our favourite, most stylish lingerie moments through the decades. From Marilyn Monroe’s flashes of underwear in The Seven Year Itc, to Madonna’s sultry lingerie moments, it doesn’t get much more iconic than these.

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Jerry Hall, 1981

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Adele Jergens & Marilyn Monroe in 'Ladies Of The Chorus', 1948

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Madonna, 1991

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Brigitte Bardot, 1950s

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Elizabeth Taylor, on-set for 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', 1958

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Paulette Goddard, 1939

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Gene Tierney, 1942

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Carole Lombard in 'Brief Moment', 1933

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Goldie Hawn in 'Seems Like Old Times', 1980

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Sharon Stone in 'The Specialist', 1994

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Sophia Loren in 'The Priest's Wife', 1970

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Ava Gardner, 1952

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Marilyn Monroe in 'The Seven Year Itch', 1955

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Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft in 'The Graduate', 1967

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Grace Kelly, 1954

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Rita Hayworth

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Audrey Hepburn, 1954

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Elle McPherson, 1992

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Elizabeth Taylor in 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof', 1958

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Marilyn Monroe in 'Some Like It Hot', 1959

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Drew Barrymore in 'Everyone Says I Love You', 1996

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Cindy Crawford and Kara Young, 1992