Combos, or combinations, get their name as they combined the function of the chemise and drawers. In the 1900s when fashions started slimming down, the number of layers of clothing a woman needed was less. So combos made the chemise obsolete.

As the combo (and the chemise before it) was worn to protect the body from the corset, when the corset disappeared, so did the combo. It was replaced by the teddy, which had a crotch, unlike the open crotch drawers and combos.

1905 White Cotton Combos

1905 White Cotton Combo

Cut-work & Inset Lace


1910 White Cotton Combination

1910 White Cotton Combo

Eyelet Embroidery


1920 Beige Silk Teddy

1920 Beige Silk Teddy

Intricate Lace and Silk Flowers


1920 Peach Silk Teddy

1920 Peach Silk Teddy

Lace Neckline