Breast Bags

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Breast Bags

Post by ed » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:49 pm

Image ... -statement

The earliest bra. Found in Austria.
Using both their archaeological context—the fill layer was likely created during a fifteenth-century renovation of the castle—and radiocarbon analysis of fibers from two of the bras, Beatrix Nutz of the University of Innsbruck dated the garments to between a.d. 1390 and 1485. There are numerous medieval written sources that describe bras as “breastbags,” but until this discovery no one had any idea what these garments looked like.
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Re: Breast Bags

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:47 pm

that's hot.

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Re: Breast Bags

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:15 am

The Romans already had bikinis:


From the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century CE.

And this mosaic from a bedroom shows that ladies wore some form of bra outside of the gym:
(very slightly)