15th Century Lingerie from Lengburg Castle

The “bra” looks like the top part of a more fitted version of images from the Wenceslaus Bible of the late 14th century. Their distinctive dress appears to consist of a spaghetti strapped or strapless, semi-fitted underdress, between knee- and ankle-length.

The braies look like 15th Century men style, but with strings on the side instead of fabric band. As seen from the model Italian “Calzon”, 15th century.

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"Is there any evidence to support the idea that the "brief" is in fact a woman’s garment? Just finding it with some "bras" does not make it a piece of feminine clothing. My underpants are frequently "found" with my wife’s bras……" from the discussion on Armour Archive.

  1. maerenundlobebaeren said: Thanks for the additional contemporary illumination. I never thought it had been a stand-alone bra, but apart of an underdress!
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