Medieval Linen Brassiere Dress (15th Century)

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    Medieval Linen Brassiere Dress (15th Century)

    ~ 250,00 

    This medieval linen brassiere dress is suitable for bigger cup sizes. The bra has comfortable wide straps and reaches to the waist. The exceptional feature are the two-part cups that leave room for the breasts and are supportive at the same time. On both sides there is lacing for closing the brassiere and adjusting it to the body. The skirt is sewn with many pleats to the bustier, so it creates a high waist and accentuated hip. Such brassieres were unearthed in Castle Lengberg in East-Tyrol and are dated to the 15th century.

    Delivery time: ~ 10-20 working days

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    Description

    In the middle ages the clothing was already used for shaping the body. And for many ladies a supportive undergarment is indispensable. This medieval linen brassiere dress is suitable for bigger cup sizes. The bra has comfortable wide straps and reaches to the waist. The exceptional feature are the two-part cups that leave room for the breasts and are supportive at the same time. On both sides there is lacing for closing the brassiere and adjusting it to the body. The skirt is sewn with many pleats to the bustier, so it creates a high waist and accentuated hip. Such brassieres were unearthed in Castle Lengberg in East-Tyrol and are dated to the 15th century.

    The eyelets for the lacing are hand-sewn with a decorative buttonhole stitch. All finishing seams are hand-sewn as well. The cords for closing the bra are made from wool and thus slightly flexible.

    The visible seams are done by hand with linen thread. The invisible seams are machine sewn.
    On request all seams can be done by hand or machine.

    100% Linen

    Sources: Medieval lingerie from Lengberg Castle, East-Tyrol & Katafalk – Lengberg Castle brassiere

    Clothing sizes

    Please always choose your unchanged clothing size (e.g. for corsets your normal waist circumference, not the reduced circumference).

    For Italian sizes add +6 and for French sizes add +2 to the EU sizes.

    AlphaEUUKUSBust (in cm / inch)Waist (in cm / inch)Hip (in cm / inch)
    XS -34 -8 -6 -subtract 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per sizesubtract 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per sizesubtract 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per size
    XS348680 / 31.662 / 24.486 / 34
    S3610884 / 33.266 / 2690 / 35.6
    S38121088 / 34.870 / 27.694 / 37.2
    M40141292 / 36.474 / 29.298 / 38.8
    M42161496 / 3878 / 30.8102 / 40.4
    L441816100 / 39.682 / 32.4106 / 42
    L462018104 / 41.286 / 34110 / 43.6
    XL482220110 / 43.692 / 36.4116 / 46
    XL502422116 / 4698 / 38.8122 / 48.4
    XXL522624122 / 48.4104 / 41.2128 / 50.8
    XXL542826128 / 50.8110 / 43.6134 / 53.2
    XXL +54 +28 +26 +add 6cm/2.4in to the circumference per sizeadd 6cm/2.4in to the circumference per sizeadd 6cm/2.4in to the circumference per size

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