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The History of Lingerie

The History of Lingerie

January 31, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

It’s very difficult to date the invention of the bra. Does the mastodeton–the chest-binding worn by ancient Greek women while they were exercising–count as a bra? Maybe, maybe not. It depends on who you ask. Most will agree the evolution of modern shapewear got going in the 19th century. However before the Victorian masterminds who applied their brainpower to this engineering challenge came up with the bra, there were a few false starts.