The Need for Nether Region Underwear. During the Regency era women began wearing lower undergarments. From the s onwards drawers were made of more feminine cotton lawn fabric and laced at the waist. Ivy Leaf's. Corsetry Compendium As readership of Ivy Leaf's web site has increased, so have the questions asked. In addition to these questions, I have corresponded with and visited several of the remaining corsetieres and their clients. Lingerie (UK: / ˈ l æ̃ ʒ ər i, ˈ l ɒ n-, -ʒ ə r eɪ /, US: / ˌ l ɒ n ʒ ə ˈ r eɪ, ˌ l æ n ʒ ə ˈ r iː /) is a category of women's clothing including at least undergarments, sleepwear and .