A History Of What's Considered "Sexy" In Fashion

Illustrated by Minni Havas.
Ostensibly, clothing exists to cover up nudity. But really, it's way more complicated than that.

Throughout history, we've use clothes to alter our bodies: to enhance parts we love, minimize the ones we don't, or even alter the way we move to fit a more feminine ideal. And, of course, fashion has a way of changing what we find sexy through the parts it hides or bares.

From the miniskirt mania of the '60s, to today's off-shoulder obsession, this is a history of erogenous zones — and the fashions we use to reveal and conceal them.