Hello, It’s back! Here to announce that July 30th-August 5th is Jotakak week!
Things are pretty much the same as last year: Fanart, Fanfiction, Fanmixes, AMVs, Headcanons, or just general support are all welcome! The rules still apply and each day has 3 prompts for you to fill out.
However, this year, I decided to make a Twitter account for the week as well, hope to find your submissions there too!
Without further ado, here are the prompts for the week…and this time, each day has its own nsfw prompt ;)
Staying up Late | Pick-up Lines | Riding
Holidays | Part 4 Time Period | Lingerie/Uniform
Cold Winter Day | Scars | Sex Toys
Apologies | Laughter | Biting/Scratching
Flowers | Double Dating | Bathing
Watching a movie | Rain | Standcest
Travelling | Reincarnation | ANYTHING YOU WANT
If you have any questions regarding the week, the rules, or the prompts, check the FAQ or feel free to send them in.
A technical and not-at-all-sexy guide to 1920s/30s lingerie for people intending to write Fantastic Beasts steaminess
During this period, women wore three basic item categories
under their clothes for most purposes, consisting of some next-to-the-skin
layer (layer A), some shapewear layer (layer B), and stockings. You needed all three layers to be properly dressed…and no, this does not mean
women were constantly overheating.
Layer A’s purpose was manyfold. It protected your skin from the structure of
your shapewear. It protected your shapewear
and clothes (both of which were laundered only with difficulty; they wore a lot
more wool and silk then) from your sweat.
It might keep you warm in winter, though the vast majority of surviving
ones are very sheer and would not have contributed to overheating. There were several options for this
“layer A”, including slips (exactly like the full slips of today), teddies,
camiknickers, and step-ins (think full slip but with a strap to connect the
front and back hems between the legs, which most often could be unfastened with
a button), a combination of camisoles and French knickers (like
teddies/camiknickers but separated at the waist), and a combination of
camisoles and bloomers (the latter being pant-like garments that gathered just
above the knee, almost always worn with sporting gear). Based on Tina’s propensity for trousers, she
probably wears camiknickers or camisoles and bloomers. Queenie, obviously, wears slips but might own
a teddy or two. One thing should pop out
at you: the lack of a true equivalent garment to today’s panties. This is really
important. There’s a practical
reason why “true panties” didn’t develop at this point that we’ll
explore when we discuss layer B, but the real reason there wasn’t an equivalent
is that womankind literally hadn’t seen the need for such a garment yet. The “drawers” worn by prior
generations were all completely open at the crotch.
(If you’re wondering how women could have possibly handled
That Time Of The Month without modern-style panties, they pinned rather long
sanitary pads—either disposable ones made of cellulose like today or reusable
ones made of rags—to elastic belts worn under layer A.
Think kind of like a modern thong where you can change out everything
but a waistband.)
Layer B was shapewear…and yes, even in the liberated 1920s,
women wore shapewear. Like layer A,
there were options. Corsets were still
worn in the 1920s, mostly by women who had reached adulthood when corsets were
the be-all-end-all of shapewear, but by this time they extended from the
underbust to the hip. Corselets were cut
along the same lines as a slip but were much snugger. Girdles extended from the waist to the low hip. All of these options would have garters (suspenders
for you Brits) at the bottom to hold up one’s stockings, and all of them were
designed to help achieve the ideal banana figure of the era, not a tiny waist. Queenie most definitely wears a corselet, and
Tina probably wears a girdle but might also wear a corselet depending on the
scenario. Now for the important bit:
remember that layer B fits snugly to the body in order to do its shapewearly
duty, and you’d have to remove it before you removed your layer A. If you’re going to use the bathroom, you
either have to completely disrobe, or
you’re going to have to remove no garments whatsoever…and this is where the
open-crotch lingerie designs come in handy, because you only need to pull up your
skirt to use the facilities.
(A quick word on brassieres: while they existed during this period,
brassieres in the 1920s provided almost no support, functioning mostly like a
layer A piece to conceal nipple topography under thin dresses, and they were
altogether pretty rare since the other layer A styles worked better to protect
dresses from sweat. They became more
popular in the mid-1930s, particularly among younger women, and they provided
some more support…but not by much. Busty
women of this era would have been stuck with corselets.)
Stockings were mandatory for everyday wear, full stop. This is an era before shaved legs, so they
were essential to get a smooth look. Stockings basically all came in the same style, fully-fashioned with a back seam coming to
mid-thigh, where they would be held up by the garters/suspenders attached to the
shapewear layer. That is, unless you
were a mid-1920s flapper. For the
flappers—who, it needs to be noted, were a counterculture that did not describe
the majority of women in the 1920s—there was a short-term fad for women to wear
elasticized garters below the knee and roll their stockings down to that level. This was so they could go without shapewear
and its garters, but I stress again—this was a short-term fad. Even flappers returned to their girdles after
about two years, and stockings held up by garters were the only real option
throughout the 1930s.