And what, pray, should I wear on the bottom?

Something I’ve been noticing for a while is that French knickers seem very hard to buy these days. It used to be the case that they came in sets with camisoles. After all, you need something on the bottom to keep the naughty bits decent and warm if you are going to wear a camisole on the top.

Then about eighteen months ago I stopped being able to find them. I could still find camisoles for sale, but not the matching French knickers. Today when looking in BHS, I discover that there too the knickers are conspicuous by their absence. What is becoming of the World of underwear?