NATIONAL SHAPEWEAR DAY
National Shapewear Day on August 10th celebrates the history, current trends, and continued use and evolution of body shaping garments. The day recognizes what has been a long-standing important, and at times, essential, article of clothing building confidence and poise for centuries.
History of Shapewear
The history of shapewear parallels the development of clothed civilization. As far back as Greek and Roman times, evidence exists from archaeological drawings depicting women in corset-like garments. However, during the 16th-century, corsets and shaping undergarments ascended to the status of required fashion. Then, royalty typically led the trends and the current style of the era. Many changes and shifts in clothing fashion accompanied the popular corset – perhaps the most recognizable item in a woman’s ensemble.
Fast forward to the 21st century, and shapewear becomes barely recognizable. Once the constricting, cumbersome, and impractical garments worn by our predecessors, today’s shapewear has transformed. It meets the varied and sophisticated needs of modern society. And it is also created from some of the most advanced materials available. Today, makers construct shapewear out of breathable, flexible, and durable fabrics. Additionally, shapewear comes in almost any style and shapes imaginable. To that point, you can easily custom-fit shapewear to any wardrobe.
Today’s versatile and practical shapewear smooths and supports. It also targets the most stubborn spots on the body. When men and women don business wear, formal attire, or even casual clothes with shapewear beneath, they share a more polished look to the world. The resulting confidence they exude does not go unnoticed. And you can thank their modern supporting shapers! Whatever the occasion, shapewear will have you covered.
HOW TO OBSERVE National Shapewear Day
Celebrate National Shapewear Day by wearing your favorite shaper. If you think shapewear is the uncomfortable and restrictive garment of the past, check out the latest styles. Times have most certainly changed. And shapewear is now one of the most versatile articles of clothing, making them suitable for use during all seasons and occasions.
Throughout the observance, share your shapewear experiences with others. And don’t forget to put your confident self forward!
Use #NationalShapewearDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL SHAPEWEAR DAY HISTORY
The Pink Room founded National Shapewear Day in 2017 to celebrate and generate interest in the ongoing advancements, improvements, and benefits of foundation garments. Shapewear empowers people by making them feel confident and beautiful in their own skin with a little help from shapewear!
In 2017, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed annually on August 10th.
In 2017, National Day Calendar® began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union starting the week of Independence Day and ending with Hawaii. We highlight a small part of each states’ history, foods and the people who make up the state. Many states have their own state celebrations, and National Day Calendar’s observances in no way replace them. There’s so much more to explore, we can’t help but celebrate our beautiful country even more!
NATIONAL CONNECTICUT DAY
Woven into the fabric of this state’s historic landscape, we find revolutionaries, innovators, and philosophers. On August 10th, National Connecticut Day recognizes the contributions of the fifth state to join the United States of America.
Like other colonies of the region, the Dutch first explored and founded trading posts in Connecticut. In 1633, Puritans from Massachusetts established the first permanent settlement. From the outset, the industry established a means to prosperity in the colony. Production of brass buttons and munitions placed the colony in a position to later supply the Revolutionary Army. The colonial governor of Connecticut, Jonathan Trumbull, was the only governor who supported independence.
All three Connecticut delegates to the first Continental Congress continued their representation of the colony at the Second Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence.
In fact, Roger Sherman is the only person to have signed the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Eliphalet Dyer served the state of Connecticut as chief justice after the revolution.
Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788.
Silas Deane served as a spy during the war and was for a time branded a traitor along with another Connecticut native, Benedict Arnold. He died penniless, but decades later in 1840, his granddaughter would petition Congress to review his records. His name would be cleared.
Connecticut’s small but full landscape holds countless revolutionary stories and adventures along New England’s National Scenic Trail. Through every season and every era, there’s something for every generation to enjoy!
HOW TO OBSERVE National Connecticut Day
Explore all the adventures Connecticut has to offer with National Day Calendar and share your favorites by using #NationalConnecticutDay on social media.