Futuristic Fashions that Never Came to Fruition

Future Undies

Oh I don't know, Victoria's Secret. Here we see the 1998 unveiling of the "Angels 2000" line of bras and panties. If the "futuristic liquid-looking fabric" isn't enough to drive home the concept, then please notice the giant UFO in the background. Somehow the underwear is the least-futuristic aspect of the photo.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.