Thursday, April 26, 2012

Things I Learned When I Looked Up From Facebook: Crete & Greece Edition

Believe it or not, I was actually considering ending this little series I have going, due to the fact that I may have already covered the most ridiculous fashion eras. But then I stumbled upon my slides for Crete and Greece. My, oh my.

Do you (speaking to the ladies, here) enjoy your bra? Or having your breasts covered in general? Minoan women didn't:

We Live Upstairs Crete and Greece

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:

We Live Upstairs Crete and Greece
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Am I 13? Perhaps....

Okay, we all know that Greek men wore togas:

We Live Upstairs Crete and Greece
Cue the "Free Ballin' Fallin'." 

But did you know that they also wore corsets?

We Live Upstairs Crete and Greece
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:

We Live Upstairs Crete and Greece

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.

16 comments:

  1. Nice Post ,love it :)
    Cute Blog ♡

    Lovely greetings from Austria! it would be nice if we could follow each other? :)

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  2. HA! your commentary on these pictures was too good. :)

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  3. interesting... the boob thing... that might feel kinda awkward
    and like if it gets cold? weird.

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    1. Ugh, I know. As a cold natured person, this would not be an option for me.

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  4. I was eating when I read this and essentially lost half my bagel on my table by way of spitting it out laughing at some of your commentary. hilarious!
    x jes, www.twosmuppies.com

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    1. Haha! Well, I'm sorry I made eating breakfast hazardous for you, but glad you enjoyed it!

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  6. I love it, I think if I lived in that era I would be a total nudist

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    1. Haha! Good for you! I couldn't do it.

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  7. Hahah this post was hilarious. I really hope you do more post like this.
    Also, I'm from Missouri too :) I don't live there anymore though, but I'm mighty home sick!

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    1. The midwest will do that to you! Can make you hate it and love it (or miss it) all at the same time.
      And thanks! That's really good and reassuring to hear!

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  8. Well,I live in Crete and I found your article hilarious but so correct. I think minoan women were very stylish.I so like the last image so contemporary.

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    1. RIght? I think they were ahead of their time!

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