1) 1850s: Corsets with Hip Boning

Corsets date all the way back to the 16th century, and their influence is still around today in the form of controversial waist-trainers, lace-up lingerie, and even modern-day belts. Here, a wedding corset with a sweetheart neckline demonstrates the popular hip boning element for an exaggerated silhouette. Getty Images

2) 1870s: Ribboned Fronts

Here, Italian-French opera singer Adelina Patti wears a corset with ribbon detailing on the front, differentiating it from designs where laces were typically featured on the back. Getty Images

3) 1880s: Colorful Corsets

Not all corsets were white or neutral. In the 1880s, colored styles, like this blue and gold one, became more prevalent. More attention was put on making the designs of undergarments just as spectacular and intricate as the dresses worn over them. Chicago History Museum - Getty Images

4) 1890s: Lacy Bloomers

In this time period, corsets took on a different form and often featured lacy bloomers or shorts that connected to them. Here, a woman from the Victorian era poses in front of a mirror, showing her undergarments off. Getty Images

5) 1900s: Sheer Maxi Nightgowns

If you've seen any historical movie set around the 19th or 20th century, you'll know that women's pajamas wore typically sheer white nightgowns to bed. This style's looser and flowy-er silhouette was a far cry from the sexy (and extremely tight!) corsets. Getty Images

6) 1900s: Structured Longline Corsets

The hard-to-breathe-in-them lace-up designs were still around in the 1900s. During this time, longline styles, which extended well past the hips, were A Thing. Not only did this cinch the waist due to the structured boning and tight laces, but it further exaggerated the the wearer's waistline. Getty Images

7) 1910s: Corsets With Knee-Length Shorts

This undergarment style, which included knee-length knickers, was similar to bloomers. However, while the more billowy bloomers often added more volume, these design tapered close to the legs and were and less frilly. Getty Images

8) 1920s: Half-Slips

Half-slips, or two-piece sets, were popular during the '20s. Here, a woman wears a lace longline bralette with matching elastic shorts, but the bottoms could be in the form of a skirt as well. Getty Images

9) 1920s: Silk Slips with Stockings

Unlike half-slips, which were two separate pieces, this style was one dress which normally stopped right above the knee. Matching over-the-knee stockings were often paired with them, like the ones pictured here. Getty Images

10) 1930s: Girdles with Stockings

Corsets took a lot of time to lace up, so it was only natural for another cinching device-that required less effort-to take its place. Enter: The girdle. The elasticized fabric made it easier to stretch over the wearer's waist, and the design featured suspender clips to hold up sheer stockings. Getty Images

11) 1930s: Matching Robes and Chemises

Simultaneously, matching robe and chemise combinations, made a splash in the '30s. Nightgowns and loungewear began to take a fashionable turn with details like lace insets and sashes, which sharply contrasted the more plain, shapeless styles that had been prevalent. Getty Images

12) 1940s: Strapless Wire Bras

While the strapless bra technically popped up in the '30s, it took some time to catch on and have widespread use. Here, a model poses in one of bra designer Jack Glick's strapless styles in 1946. Getty Images

13) 1940s: Stick-On Bras

Clearly, the '40s was a time of lingerie ingenuity. Apparently Charles L. Langs invented these stick-ons so women could achieve an even tan when sunbathing without having to struggle with their bathing suit straps. Getty Images

14) 1950s: Tiered Petticoats

During this decade, midi dresses and skirts were spotted everywhere and so were the petticoats worn underneath them. The tiered layers added more volume to women's ensembles-as well as a subtle touch of sexiness if you could see the lace peak out from under the hem. Getty Images

15) 1950s: Sheer Nightdresses Over High-Waisted Underwear

Sexy sleepwear became more prevalent in the '50s, as evidenced by these sheer nighties worn over high-waisted bottoms and matching bras. The nightgowns typically had a scoop neckline featuring a ruffle or two for some extra pizzazz. Getty Images

16) 1960s: Frilly, Delicate Details

Ruffles and frills were added to the edges of almost all lingerie in this period: bra cups, straps, underwear-you name it. The voluminous effect made the pieces seem more playful. Getty Images

17) 1960s: Dainty Chemises

Also common in this era? Dainty chemises, like the one pictured here. This drop waist style features lace trim, spaghetti straps, and a sheer pleated skirt that reflected the fashion of the day. Getty Images

18) 1970s: Skirted Bodysuits

When bohemian culture dominated in the '70s, it was also reflected in the lingerie. Take this lacy bodysuit with a built-in skirt, for instance. It was less overtly sexy and gave off more of a care-free spirit which embodied the time period. Getty Images

19) 1970s: Bold Patterns

Loud patterns were also part of '70s style (polka dots, paisleys, plaid, etc.), so this floral embroidered bra and panty set makes total sense for the time. The dark contrasting ensures that it makes a bold statement, while the bottoms have a slight ruching reminiscent of the previous decade's frilly trend. Getty Images

20) 1970s: Lace-Up Details

Lace-up dresses, vests, and blouses surged in popularity at this time too, and the same trend was reflected in some undergarments, like this matching white set with a criss-cross detail at the cleavage. Getty Images

21) 1980s: Metallic Fabrics and High Cut Silhouettes

The eye-catching colors and metallic fabrics of the '80s were a huge leap from the romantic hippy vibes of the previous decade. Take this model's purple set, for example. And perhaps even more "eighties" than the hue and material were the prevalent high-cut silhouettes of underwear, also seen here. Getty Images

22) 1980s: "Cone" Bras

Cone-or bullet-bras were nothing new (the '40s and '50s also had this going on), but when Madonna wore hers, it made the shape go down in brassiere history. Here, she wore a black teddy with pointed tassels on the bra cups while performing in Los Angeles. Getty Images

23) 1990s: Mismatched Prints

Nineties maximalist fashion trends were certainly not boring. The mismatched colors and patterns that appeared in lingerie was a reflection of the "more is more" mindset of this decade. JON LEVY - Getty Images

24) 1990s: Minimal Silhouettes

Contrastingly, a concurrent minimalism trend (think simple slip dresses, spaghetti straps, and pastel colors) was also popular, and manifested itself in undergarments too. Take this basic, but pretty set in a pewter shade modeled by Tyra Banks. Getty Images

25) 2000s: Rhinestone Details

With the new millennium came more flashy fashion, which included rhinestone details on bra bands and waistbands as seen here. Getty Images

26) 2000s: OTT Matching Sets

Head-to-toe matching get ups, like Paris Hilton's white bra, skirt, and stockings, were definitely A Thing during this decade-especially when paired with fuzzy pink accessories. Getty Images

27) 2010s: Push-Up Bras

Although push-ups were invented in the 1940s, at the height of Victoria's Secret's popularity in the 2010s, they were all anyone wore-the brand's "Bombshell" bra practically dominated the industry. Here, Angel Adriana Lima models the Fantasy Bra, which was a push-up style, ahead of the Victoria's Secret fashion show. Gary Gershoff - Getty Images

28) 2014: High-Waisted Underwear and Matching Bras

Outfits suddenly became more sheer in the mid 2010s. The solution? Underwear rose higher and lingerie sets became more simple so as not to detract from the garment worn over it. Here, a model sports a black high-waisted lingerie set with subtle scalloped details underneath a mesh dress at a runway show. Catwalking - Getty Images

29) 2015: Lingerie as Clothes

Wearing underwear as outerwear-or making lingerie the focal point of an outfit-was a trend that gained traction in 2015, as demonstrated by Bella Hadid's sheer ensemble that showed off her lacy black bra. Dimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images

30) 2016: Bralettes

Almost as a response to the overwhelming popularity of the push-up bra, brands began focusing on the bralette, which lacks the padding, wires, and clasps that traditional bras were known for. Here, a model wears a lacy triangle design. Aerie

31) 2017: Extra Strappy Styles

Just because bras technically have one job to do doesn't mean they can't be dressed up a bit, and 2017's trend was no exception. This year saw the rise of extra straps everywhere whether it was across the cups, down the back, or under the bra band, as pictured here on Ashley Graham at a lingerie event. Joe Scarnici - Getty Images

32) 2018: Logos Everywhere

Thanks to the model and influencer scene of Instagram, sporty logo styles have become the new norm for lingerie. Calvin Klein's sports bras, bralettes, and underwear was spotted on celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Justin Bieber, Paris Jackson and more.@CalvinKlein - Instagram