Are you feeling special today? Underwear and the ‘fashioning’ of female identity

  title={Are you feeling special today? Underwear and the ‘fashioning’ of female identity},
  author={Christiana Tsaousi and J. Brewis},
  journal={Culture and Organization},
  pages={1 - 21}
This paper explores underwear – a neglected (at least by academic literature) aspect of clothing – and the ways it is implicated in the (re)production of women's identities. Although underwear is ostensibly hidden from view, as part of women's clothing, we argue that it functions as a resource for identity construction. We present data from three focus groups to discuss some of the socio-psychological reasons for choosing and wearing the ‘right’ underwear. The analysis is based on three themes… Expand
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