Bare Breasts Popular in 17th Century Fashion
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-05-31 12:10
Discovery: According to a report from Jennifer Viegas of Discovery News, women's bare
breasts were a common fashion statement in 17th century England.
Jennifer Viegas reports that Janet Jackson's antics were nothing compared to
fashion trends in 17th century England, where women commonly bared one of both
Angela McShane Jones of the University of Warwick, has studied over 2000
woodcuts and ballad sheets from the period and concludes that fashions were so
low cut at the time that a woman's breasts were often on display, a practice
that apparently appealed to ladies from the highest classes down to those of
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