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Oldest bra This medieval bra is roughly 600 years old, found in the debris-filled vault of an Austrian castle. The discovery challenged the assumption that bras have been worn for only a little more than 100 years.

Doublet of Charles de Blois, last quarter 14th century  From Les Arts Decoratifs

Pourpoint of Charles of Blois Son of Guy I of Blois-Chatillon and Margaret of Valois. Husband to Joanna Duchess of Brittany. Held at Musee des Tissus et des Arts, Lyon France

Medieval ‘bra’ - best described by the modern term ‘longline bra’, a style popular in the 1950s but still fashioned today. The cups are each made from two pieces of linen sewn together and the surrounding fabric extends down to the bottom of the ribcage with a row of six eyelets on the side of the body for fastening with a lace. There are narrow shoulder straps, and needle-lace decorates the cleavage. Circa late 14th to mid 15th century.

DOES anybody have a better resolution picture of this one? 'Breastbags' found at Lengberg Castle © Beatrix Nutz

1450-80 Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. fr. 64- Jean Mansel, La fleur des histoires bge-fr0064_303v det

Very clear illustration of the long hem turned up to the outside to preserve the skirt and for warmer weather.

National Museum Prague IV.B.24 folio 78v, 1490-1510

Library of the National Museum in Prague, Jena code Antithesis Christi et Antichrist folio Date of Origin: 1490 to 1510

Bathhouse Keeper       based on illustration in Venceslaus Bible (2sv,f.20v) from 1390-1395. Simple blue dress constructed of four parts is belted at the waist by long green piece of fabric. The dress is completed by green hairnet. Handmade seams.

Bathhouse Keeper based on illustration in Venceslaus Bible from Simple blue dress constructed of four parts is belted at the waist by long green piece of fabric. The dress is completed by green hairnet.

“L’Amante e la Maniera cortese tendono una rete per catturare i cuori volanti”, miniatura tratta dal ‘Livre du Coeur d’amour épris’ (XV seco...

"The Mistress and the courtly Manner tend a net to catch the flying hearts", miniature from the ' Livre du Coeur d'amour enthusiast ' century), Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

Schachzabelbuch - Cod.poet.et phil.fol.2 Konrad von Ammenhausen Hagenau 1467 [517]255r

Konrad von Ammenhausen Hagenau, 1467 Art isn't the surest source as a painter can paint what he or she want, but the clevage suggest su.

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