The firm Ultimo said its research indicates lingerie fashions tend to return about 40 years after their popularity, with one example being the padded bras developed in the 1950s making a comeback in the 1990s, The Sun reported Monday.
The company said stockings and suspenders in the style of the 1960s became popular again in the 2000s amid a burlesque dance craze.
"Trends come around in lingerie as they do in fashion and it doesn't surprise me that it works on a 40-year cycle," Ultimo head Michelle Mone said. "It used to be that we changed our lingerie to suit fashions, but now underwear is setting the styles before outwear."
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