"and that black closed breeches he made me buy takes you half an hour to let them down wetting all myself always with some brandnew fad every other week such a long one I did I forgot my suede gloves on the seat behind that I never got after some robber of a woman and he wanted me to put it in the Irish times lost in the ladies lavatory D B C Dame street finder return to Mrs Marion Bloom" (U18.251)

Ladies' drawers were indeed available in a choice of 'Open or closed style' as seen in this Sears Roebuck catalog. [Image courtesy of the ZJJF]