Lingerie Football League
Football League Australia
2012 LFL All-Star Game will feature 32 of the most
athletic and beautiful women across the league as
the Western and Eastern Conference teams clash in
front of projected capacity crowds in Sydney and Brisbane,
two cities that the LFL has identified as being potential
homes for two of the franchises in 2013. Expect these
games to be as explosive, combative and competitive
as all the LFL games are as each player strives to
impress for selection into the teams in 2013.
Football, described at the 'ultimate live sports experience',
has developed one of its largest international fan
bases in Australia having developed a cult-like following
on Australian broadcaster Fuel TV since the leagues
inception in 2009. As much success as the LFL has
enjoyed in the US, internationally the appetite for
LFL Football has been even greater being broadcast
in nearly 43 countries and drawing near capacity crowds
in previous international game play in Mexico and
Canada. The appeal internationally has been strong
enough for the LFL to announce the formation and kick-off
of several international leagues to include LFL Canada
(Fall 2012), LFL Australia (Summer 2013) and LFL Europa
Football League All Star Teams Announced
Saturday 2 June - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 9 June - Allphones Arena, Sydney
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is a term for fashionable and alluring women's undergarments.
It derives from the French word linge, "washables"
— as in faire le linge, "do the laundry"
— and ultimately from lin for washable linen,
the fabric from which European undergarments were
made before the general introduction of cotton from
Egypt and then from India.
While the term in the French language applies to all
undergarments for either gender, in English it is
applied specifically to those women's undergarments
designed to be visually appealing or erotic, typically
incorporating materials such as Lycra, nylon (nylon
tricot), polyester, satin, lace and/or silk and not
applied to functional cotton undergarments. It is
commonly pronounced in English with a faux French
pronunciation (such as LONJ-er-ee in British pronunciation
or lonj-er-AY in American pronunciation).
The concept of lingerie being visually appealing was
a development of the later nineteenth century. Up
through the first half of the 20th century women selected
underwear for three major purposes: to alter their
shape (first with corsets and later with girdles or
bras), for reasons of hygiene, or for modesty. Women's
underwear before the invention of the crinoline was
often very large and bulky. As the 20th century progressed
underwear became smaller and more form fitting. In
the 1960s 'controversial' lingerie manufacturers such
as Frederick's of Hollywood begin to glamorize lingerie
and the idea of lingerie having a sexual appeal slowly
The lingerie industry has expanded in the 21st century
with designs that double as outerwear. The French
refer to this as 'dessous-dessus' which basically
means innerwear as outerwear. The boutique Faire Frou
Frou, which is an antiquated phrase meaning "show
it off", heralds this philosophy by categorizing
lingerie as an accessory with details such as straps
and lace trim that should be layered and shown as
part of one's outerwear.
the mid-1990s women have had more choice in bra sizes;
the focus has changed from choosing bras in an average
size to wearing bras that actually fit perfectly.
In the UK, for instance, the media is fueling an awareness
campaign about the need for each woman to have a proper
bra fitting before every purchase.
Other companies have provided made to measure alternatives.
The world famous French House of Cadolle, now owned
by the fifth generation Cadolle, Poupie Cadolle, makes
bras, corsets and other lingerie on a made to measure
basis (also known as Demi-mesure for clothes adapted
to fit the customers' measurements). The made to measure
method is also used by British firm Kate Gibson Lingerie,
founded by Kate Mellor and Katy Gibson. Kate Gibson
Lingerie, taking the opposite track from Bravissimo,
only produces petite lingerie for women who wear AA
to 34B cup bras, thereby provided choice for smaller
women. Both Cadolle and Kate Gibson Lingerie use couture
fabrics and laces to created designer lingerie and
petite designer lingerie.
Within the UK the choice of lingerie available is
vast. In London Rigby and Peller are famous for their
fitting service, and produce their own branded lingerie
that sits alongside other brands such as Lejaby, Prima
Donna and other premium brands. Bravissimo specialises
in larger cup size bras, and has a huge choice of
Fantasie and Freya. For more provocative sexy luxury
lingerie Agent Provocateur is available in major UK
cities and online. A newer brand Boudiche emerged
in the last few years with boutiques in Scotland offering
designer brands sourced from around the world, including
from America Kiki De Montparnasse, Undrest, and more
unusual brands such as I.D. Sarrieri from Romania.
Drapers magazine, runs it's annual Drapers Awards
and includes a category for 'Best Lingerie Retailer'
in the UK. In 2007 this was won by Scottish Lingerie
Retailer, Boudiche, in 2006 by Marks and Spencer,
and previously Figleaves held the title for 2 years
Companies such as The Natori Company, founded in 1977
by Josie Natori have helped expand lingerie beyond
bras and underwear into the areas of sleepwear and
loungewear, creating clothes that can be "worn
either to bed or out on the town."
lingerie market at the turn of 21st century was driven
by the advent of modern technologies and fabrics that
help in designing innovative products such as laser-cut
seamless bras and moulded T-shirt bras. Designers
are putting greater emphasis on rich-looking fabrics,
laces, embroideries and brighter, more daring colors.
The global lingerie market in 2003 was estimated at
$29 billion. Bras accounted for 56 per cent while
briefs represented 29 per cent of the lingerie market
in 2005. The world’s largest lingerie manufacturer,
Victoria's Secret, operates almost exclusively in
North America. The European market is quite fragmented,
with Triumph International and DB Apparel leading
the market. (Credit:
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