A leading retail chain in Britain, has introduced a special Diamond Jubilee undies collection. The lingerie line was inspired by the 1950s -- the decade when Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne, a major newspaper reported.
The collection features a "stunning regal purple" bra and knicker set alongside a conical bra and retro teddy to emulate the glamour of the '50s, according to the company.
Its materials include vintage-inspired silk and lace and combinations of satin and mesh.
The compnay's lingerie designers delved into the company archives to derive inspiration from original 1950s designs and came across the conical bra and "big knicker" shapes.
The designs, which include corsetry, have been made more wearable for present day consumers.
The tights are made in a hosiery factory in Britain's Derbyshire county but the other items are produced abroad, a spokeswoman said.
The retailer sold just three bra sizes in the 1950s - small, medium and large. But today it offers more than 44 sizes.