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{{Quote|And what in the name of Merlin's most baggy Y-Fronts was that about?|[[Ronald Weasley]] to [[Hermione Granger]] in [[1997]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|And what in the name of [[Merlin]]’s most baggy Y-Fronts was that about?|[[Ronald Weasley]] to [[Hermione Granger]] in [[1997]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
'''Underwear''' are clothes worn under other clothes, often next to the skin, in order to keep outer garments from being soiled by bodily secretions and discharges, shape the body, and provide support for parts of it. In cold weather, long underwear is sometimes worn to provide additional warmth.<ref name="wikipedia">[[Wikipedia:Undergarment|"Undergarment"]] on [[Wikipedia:Main page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
 
'''Underwear''' are clothes worn under other clothes, often next to the skin, in order to keep outer garments from being soiled by bodily secretions and discharges, shape the body, and provide support for parts of it. In cold weather, long underwear is sometimes worn to provide additional warmth.<ref name="wikipedia">[[Wikipedia:Undergarment|"Undergarment"]] on [[Wikipedia:Main page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
   
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===Male===
 
===Male===
 
====Briefs====
 
====Briefs====
Briefs, also known as Y-fronts, have an elasticised waistband at or near the wearer's waist, and leg sections that end at or near the groin. Briefs are tighter, and hold the wearer's genitals in a relatively fixed position.
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Briefs, also known as Y-fronts, have an elasticised waistband at or near the wearer’s waist, and leg sections that end at or near the groin. Briefs are tighter, and hold the wearer’s genitals in a relatively fixed position.
[[Mundungus Fletcher]] wore briefs in the [[1990s]].<ref name="DH:1.3">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' - Chapter 3 (''The Seven Potters'')</ref>
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[[Mundungus Fletcher]] wore briefs in the [[1990s]].<ref name="DH:1.3">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' - Chapter 3 (''The Seven Potters'')</ref> Pairs of briefs were amongst the items that the cheapest of [[Fred and George Weasley]]s' [[trick wand]]s might turn into when waved.<ref name="HBP6">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 6 - (''Draco's Detour'')</ref>
 
[[File:Boxers.jpg|thumb|left|150px|[[Ronald Weasley]] (under [[Polyjuice Potion|the guise]] of [[Harry Potter]]) wearing a pair of boxers.]]
 
   
 
====Boxers====
 
====Boxers====
Boxers have an elasticised waistband that is at or near the wearer's waist, while the leg sections are fairly loose and extend to the mid-thigh. The waistbands of boxer shorts are usually wider than those of briefs.
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Boxers have an elasticised waistband that is at or near the wearer’s waist, while the leg sections are fairly loose and extend to the mid-thigh. The waistbands of boxer shorts are usually wider than those of briefs.
[[Ronald Weasley]] wore boxers in the [[1990s]],<ref name="DH:1.3"/> as did [[Reginald Cattermole]].<ref name="DH:1">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''</ref>
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[[Ronald Weasley]] wore boxers in the late [[1990s]],<ref name="DH:1.3"/> as did [[Reginald Cattermole]].<ref name="DH:1">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''</ref> [[Vincent Crabbe]] also used boxers, in [[1993]].<ref name="PAf">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref>
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CrabbeUnderwear.png|[[Vincent Crabbe]] wearing a pair of boxers.
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Boxers.jpg|[[Ronald Weasley]] (under [[Polyjuice Potion|the guise]] of [[Harry Potter]]) wearing a pair of boxers.
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RegCattermoreUnderwear.png|[[Reginald Cattermole]] wearing a pair of boxers.
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</gallery>
   
 
====Boxer briefs====
 
====Boxer briefs====
[[File:Boxersharry.png|thumb|right|200px|[[Harry Potter]] wearing a pair of black boxer briefs.]]
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[[File:Boxersharry.png|thumb|right|189px|[[Harry Potter]] wearing a pair of black boxer briefs.]]
 
These are similar in style to boxer shorts, but are generally shorter and form-fitting like briefs; a hybrid between the two main types of male underwear.
 
These are similar in style to boxer shorts, but are generally shorter and form-fitting like briefs; a hybrid between the two main types of male underwear.
 
[[Harry Potter]] wore black boxer briefs in the [[1990s]],<ref name="DH:1.22">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' - Chapter 22 (''Sword of Gryffindor'')</ref> and [[George Weasley]] wore grey ones.<ref name="DH:1.3"/>
 
[[Harry Potter]] wore black boxer briefs in the [[1990s]],<ref name="DH:1.22">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' - Chapter 22 (''Sword of Gryffindor'')</ref> and [[George Weasley]] wore grey ones.<ref name="DH:1.3"/>
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===Female===
 
===Female===
Brassiere
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====Brassiere====
A brassiere, commonly referred to as a bra, is a woman's undergarment. Bras are typically form-fitting and the primary purpose of a bra is to enhance the wearer's comfort by supporting her breasts.
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A brassiere, commonly referred to as a bra, is a woman’s undergarment. Bras are typically form-fitting and the primary purpose of a bra is to enhance the wearer’s comfort by supporting her breasts.
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[[Fleur Delacour]] wore a white lace bra in the [[1990s]].<ref name="DH:1.3">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' - Chapter 3 (''The Seven Potters'')</ref>
 
[[Fleur Delacour]] wore a white lace bra in the [[1990s]].<ref name="DH:1.3">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' - Chapter 3 (''The Seven Potters'')</ref>
[[File:Harryfleur.jpg|thumb|left|200px|[[Fleur Delacour]] (under [[Polyjuice Potion|the guise]] of [[Harry Potter]]) wearing a white lace brassiere.]]
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[[File:Harryfleur.jpg|thumb|right|175px|[[Fleur Delacour]] (under [[Polyjuice Potion|the guise]] of [[Harry Potter]]) wearing a white lace brassiere.]]
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|PS1 version only}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{Comment|PS1 version only}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Flashback}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Flashback}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''

Latest revision as of 02:05, June 3, 2013

"And what in the name of Merlin’s most baggy Y-Fronts was that about?"
Ronald Weasley to Hermione Granger in 1997.[src]

Underwear are clothes worn under other clothes, often next to the skin, in order to keep outer garments from being soiled by bodily secretions and discharges, shape the body, and provide support for parts of it. In cold weather, long underwear is sometimes worn to provide additional warmth.[1]

Types of underwearEdit

Briefs
Mundungus Fletcher (under the guise of Harry Potter) wearing a pair of brown briefs.
Seth CooperAdded by Seth Cooper

MaleEdit

BriefsEdit

Briefs, also known as Y-fronts, have an elasticised waistband at or near the wearer’s waist, and leg sections that end at or near the groin. Briefs are tighter, and hold the wearer’s genitals in a relatively fixed position. Mundungus Fletcher wore briefs in the 1990s.[2] Pairs of briefs were amongst the items that the cheapest of Fred and George Weasleys' trick wands might turn into when waved.[3]

BoxersEdit

Boxers have an elasticised waistband that is at or near the wearer’s waist, while the leg sections are fairly loose and extend to the mid-thigh. The waistbands of boxer shorts are usually wider than those of briefs. Ronald Weasley wore boxers in the late 1990s,[2] as did Reginald Cattermole.[4] Vincent Crabbe also used boxers, in 1993.[5]


Boxer briefsEdit

Boxersharry
Harry Potter wearing a pair of black boxer briefs.
Seth CooperAdded by Seth Cooper

These are similar in style to boxer shorts, but are generally shorter and form-fitting like briefs; a hybrid between the two main types of male underwear. Harry Potter wore black boxer briefs in the 1990s,[6] and George Weasley wore grey ones.[2]

Fireproof underwearEdit

Main article: Fireproof underwear

Fireproof underwear are undergarments worn under other pieces of clothing, that offer additional protection from fire. These undergarments are normally used by Dragonologists.[7]

UnspecifiedEdit

In the 1970s, Severus Snape wore an unspecified kind of "grey underpants".[8]

FemaleEdit

BrassiereEdit

A brassiere, commonly referred to as a bra, is a woman’s undergarment. Bras are typically form-fitting and the primary purpose of a bra is to enhance the wearer’s comfort by supporting her breasts.

Fleur Delacour wore a white lace bra in the 1990s.[2]

Harryfleur
Fleur Delacour (under the guise of Harry Potter) wearing a white lace brassiere.
EmmyGAdded by EmmyG

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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