A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras.
The University of Innsbruck said Wednesday that archeologists found four linen bras dating from the Middle Ages in an Austrian castle. Fashion experts describe the find as surprising because the bra had commonly been thought to be only little more than 100 years old as women abandoned the tight corset.
Instead, it appears the bra came first, followed by the corset, followed by the reinvented bra.
I vaguely recall posting this earlier, but was unable to find it. The article says that it’s rather fancily decorated, so one would imagine that this isn’t the earliest one. It also noted that women went commando prior to the 19th century as well, an intriguing little concept.
Photo at the link, and I shall forego the temptation to provide y’all with an Artist’s Conception. . . . .