From panties to camis, there’s a variety of shapewear available to women to smooth their sexy curves. We can smooth our arms, our legs and even our buns seamlessly and comfortably. But that hasn’t always been the case.

For centuries, we were forced to fit into tight, air restricting bodices and underwear. But with the help of technology, we’ve been able to throw out those old whale bone corsets and add sexy, seamless comfort to our wardrobe.

Take a look at how our “fashion foundations” have evolved over the years.