Nicole Abene

Medieval "Lingerie" From 15th Century Austrian Castle Shocks Fashion Historians

by , 07/21/12

fashion artifacts, eco-friendly lingerie, sustainable lingerie, eco-friendly underwear, sustainable underwear, Beatrix Nutz, Innsbruck University, Austria, Hilary Davidson, Museum of London, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

Found hidden under the floorboards of Lengberg Castle in Austria’s East Tyrol, these centuries-old bras are redefining the history of fashion.  While this model is a bit less ornate than the modern version, before discovering these 600-year-old brassieres we didn’t think that bras with clearly visible cups existed before the 19th century. Click ahead to learn more about underwear from the Middle Ages and how similar it is to what’s beneath our clothes today.

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