Sleeveless underdresses and/or Supportive underwear
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40r St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung, VadSlg Ms. 343c Paper · 275 ff. · 38-39 x 27 cm · Hagenau · middle of the 15th century Would it be wrong to put Mary in with the bath babes? The more I look, the more I find other women wearing proto corsetry.
I've been studying florentine pictures for a while now, and i've been wondering how the bodices could get that rounded shape and yet, never crease under the breast line. I came up with a simple answer ; Breast taping ! IT's pretty plausible. You can clearly see the effect and difference on the pictures. This way, the only little creases i get, is from the side lacing of the bodice. I use a band of around 4 yards of light and sheer cotton about 8'' wide
Hl. Nikolaus beschenkt drei Jungfrauen Dieses Bild: 002442 Kunstwerk: Temperamalerei-Holz ; Einrichtung sakral ; Flügelaltar ; Südtirol ; Nikolaus:05:001-005 , Nikolaus:06:001-002 Dokumentation: 1514 ; 1514 ; Meran ; Italien ; Südtirol ; Städtisches Museum ; IN 27 Sleeveless smock, and she looks to have a bathing sponge in her hand