Undergarments became increasingly streamlined during the late 19th century. Combinations, which joined a camisole and drawers into a single garment, were especially prevalent. The desire to eliminate layers of undergarments corresponded to the slimmer dress silhouette of the Edwardian era.

Cotton eyelet lace, silk ribbon, circa 1900, USA, U.131, origin unknown

From Exposed: A History of Lingerie