Do you (speaking to the ladies, here) enjoy your bra? Or having your breasts covered in general? Minoan women didn't:
During this time, women's' breasts were seen as signs of power and life, so they were often put on display. Like trophies. Round, jiggly trophies. Too much? Sorry.
Sidenote: I'm humming the tune to "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty, only replacing fallin' with ballin'. Sorry, again.
Also, the fact that my professor had this slide up just makes me giggle:
Am I 13? Perhaps....
Okay, we all know that Greek men wore togas:
Cue the "Free
But did you know that they also wore corsets?
So, like this. Only, you know...more ancient-er.
It's good to know that men exposed themselves to the same type of abdominal torture they later expected women to endure : ). Bravo, gentlemen. Bra-vo.
Speaking of bras, on the rare occasion that Minoan women did feel like covering themselves up, they wore something like this:
Very similar to today's bandeau.
That's all I have for y'all today! We'll see if I continue this next week...there are more eras that I find interesting, but I'm not quite sure if they'll be entertaining. 'Til next time! : )
*Property of Laurel Wilson, Professor at the University of Missouri.