Much of the appeal of lingerie is created by the sense of entering forbidden territory. Underwear isn't something that's casually-discussed; for example, you've probably not spent a great deal of time debating the relative merits of corsets, camisoles and bustiers. Nevertheless, lingerie sales are at an all-time high. Gartered stockings became almost obsolete during the Sixties, when miniskirts and pantyhose were the rage. But they are making a tremendous comeback, with
many retailers giving a nod of thanks to last summer's hit movie, Bull Durham.
For those who missed it, the film featured Susan Sarandon giving lessons in
proper garter belt removal. There are plenty of garter belts in this sparkling
edition of Playboy's Book of Lingerie, along with a lot of other items of feminine
intimate apparel. For your viewing pleasure, we'll kick things off with Veronica
Gamba in a spangled lace bodysuit.
Veronica Gamba (cover and inside)
Hope Marie Carlton
Cathy St. George
Monique St. Pierre
Debra Jo Fondren