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Bras in the Renaissance

The Renaissance was a time for rebirth in many ways, and fashion was one area that certainly benefited from Renaissance influence. Gone was the prior emphasis on the stolid, minimal, functional wardrobe. During the Renaissance, clothes began to focus more on form than function, and fashionable styles emphasized a tiny waist and pushed the breasts

Bras in the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages was a dark time for many, and the early Middle Ages saw many women attempting to minimize their figures. Garments that drew attention to the bust were actually outlawed by the Catholic Church in an edict out of Strasbourg. By the late Middle Ages, things were changing, but women during this period

Ancient History of the Bra

While the garment we recognize as the modern bra only dates back around a hundred years, breast-covering and emphasizing garments have existed as far back as 3,000 years ago. Many ancient cultures either emphasized or minimized the breasts, and designed garments to display or hide these feminine features. What were bras like in ancient culture?

Who Invented the Bra?

For the next few weeks, we’re going to be taking a look at the history of the bra. This much-contested garment forms the foundation for every woman’s wardrobe today, but where did it start? From bras in the ancient times through the Renaissance, feminist protests of the 60s and to the modern-day offering that so

Top 10 Bra Fit Myths

We’ve been looking at bra myths recently, and no myths are more pervasive than bra fit myths. To help you understand bra fitting, we’ll take a look at the 10 most common bra fit myths and the true facts to help you find the right bra: If I just keep looking, I’ll find the perfect