The centre of interest in lingerie during the 1990s was without doubt the bust. It was the decade of the supermodels and the contradiction between slim almost anorexic bodies and the well-endowed bosom.
Lingerie companies responded to the needs to those with a larger bust, with a new line of "second skin" underwear in flesh colours, designed to expose and camouflage the breast at once.
A trend developed for slip dresses, made of satin and lace, and indicated the revival of the petticoat, but as with the corset, no longer were these slips to be hidden under layers of our outer clothing.
Vivienne Westwood and Jean-Paul Gaultier as well as many others continued to use the traditional corset as a source of inspiration for their haute couture designs and a sexual "look-but-don't-touch" fashion asserted itself