Harold Acton’s solution to the VPL (visible panty line)
Oxford University bans students from wearing knickers! (1924)
These loose-fitting trousers were designed by Harold Acton (a former student of Christ Church College) and became hugely popular in the 1920s following Oxford University's 'knicker ban'. Students from both Oxford and Cambridge began wearing Oxford Bags to disguise their knickers underneath. Needless to say, the thong hadn’t been invented yet but the trend took off, spreading to Greater London and the States and was revived in the 70s by 'The Bay City Rollers,' a popular Scottish boy band.