Undergarments are items of clothing worn
beneath outer clothes, usually in direct contact with the skin, although they
may comprise more than a single layer. They serve to keep outer garments from
being soiled or damaged by bodily excretions, to lessen the friction of
outerwear against the skin, to shape the body, and to provide concealment or
support for parts of it. In cold weather, long underwear is sometimes
worn to provide additional warmth. Special types of undergarments are designed
as undergarments, while others, such as T-shirts and certain types of
shorts, are appropriate both as undergarments and as outer clothing. If made of
suitable material or textile, some undergarments can serve as nightwear or swimsuits.
generally of two types, those that are worn to cover the torso and those that
are worn to cover the waist and legs. Different styles of undergarments are
generally worn by females and males. Undergarments commonly worn by females
today include bras and, while males often wear briefs, boxer
briefs or boxer shorts. Items commonly worn by both sexes include
T-shirts, sleeveless shirts and bikini underwear.