Still Sexy After All These Years: 600-Year Old Bra And Panties Found In Castle (And I Plan On Wearing Them)

July 23, 2012

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Archaeologists in Austria have discovered a number of 600-year old bras, a find that questions the previously believed notion that corsets came first, THEN bras. So, which did come first, the corset or the bra? SPOILER: the boobs. The boobs definitely came first.

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.

One specimen in particular "looks exactly like a (modern) brassiere," says Hilary Davidson, fashion curator for the London Museum. "These are amazing finds."

And the lingerie was not only functional.

The bras were intricately decorated with lace and other ornamentation, the statement said, suggesting they were also meant to please a suitor.

Whoa whoa whoa -- they were decorated and "meant to please a suitor?" No suitor of mine is getting to see my bra until he is NOT a suitor anymore. You're gonna have to put a ring on it if you wanna see these puppies! I'm joking. *flashes audience* "Why do you have a giant peen drawn on your chest?" Because I need new friends, that's why. Some who know how to respect BOUNDARIES.

Hit the jump for the underwear but SPOILER: they're dude's underwear. Underwear at that time were a sign of male dominance and women went panty-less under their dresses.

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Thanks to justine and Wilmersama, who warned me against buying underwear from the thrift store, but did I listen? OF COURSE I F***ING LISTENED.

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