I’ve had a lot of comments along the lines of “I’m a dude, I don’t know anything about clothes, but this is interesting.” So in tribute to you, here is a topic that most guys know very little about… bust support. I am a costuming amateur enthusiast, but not a historian. So though I’m doing my best to research and get the history right, I have an imperfect understanding and probably mixed up some terminology or something. This is why, like the Textile Tidbits, this video is primarily meant to inspire world builders, writers, and artists in their own creative pursuits, not something to reference for academic purposes.
(Cool People I vaguely referenced and other interesting vids)
Bernadette Banner grew up in a corset. Allow her to bust some myths:
Karolina Żebrowska on Edwardian photoshopping:
Much more thorough breakdown of 20th century
corsets and the decline of corsetry in general:
Elin Abrahamsson runs 4K in 18th Century Stays:
Zack Pinsent, modern day Regency Dandy:
Morgan Donner reproduces those pretty red 17th century stays:
Female Armor: Fantasy vs. Reality:
Is boob plate female armor dangerous?
“Flirting at the Masquerade” by Franz Gordon, epidemicsound.com