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How to wear your breasts in 17thC fashion.

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How to wear your breasts in 17thC fashion.

Post by EC2 » Sun July 17th, 2011, 10:06 am

I loved this article on the above subject heading.
http://thehairpin.com/2011/07/the-17th- ... efore-bras
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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Post by annis » Sun July 17th, 2011, 6:03 pm

Fabulous post :) Love the lady with her pipe letting it all hang out, though I'm thinking that particular fashion must have been a bit chilly in an English winter (or summer, for that matter). The breast as political statement! Wonder what statement the ice-cream cones of the 1950s were making? And I'm sure those Regency ladies (supposedly liberated from underwear) used some sort of corsetry to get that boobs-hoisted-to-just-under-the-chin look you see in many contemporary pictures.

I bet a few disappointed 17th century ladies wall-banged The Ladies' Diary after marinating their boobs as per instructions and finding that their saggy, "uncomely" breasts hadn't miraculously become plump and round overnight!
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon July 18th, 2011, 12:45 am

That was hilarious as well as instructive.

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Post by Divia » Mon July 18th, 2011, 1:08 am

LOL. "nipple on display" how dreadful!

Great reading, though, I never have trouble with my corsets. ;)
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Mon July 18th, 2011, 2:23 pm

Thanks for sharing, EC. Dangerous things necks. Ha! Great stuff. To think I planned to wear a bikini to the beach this year, exposing all but the two little bits that should be free!

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