The history of the women's deceit: it increases breast century ago
• The history of the women's deceit: it increases breast century ago
In his desire to look perfect, women go to many tricks. And one of the most insidious - breast augmentation. In the age of plastic surgery and expensive slimming underwear noticeable change your bust - not a problem. But in the XIX century it had to pretty try to get hold of a decent bust.
Women's magazines of the time were filled with advertisements for pills and potions to remedy the shortcomings of women's appearance. For example, the proposed "cream for the bust", which is rubbed into the skin of the breast. Advertising claims that if you use the cream regularly, you can achieve magical results. In France, the widely publicized "East pill", also increases the breast.
But if the pills and potions could not cope with the task of increasing the bust, then came to the aid of the device Princess Bust Developer, similar to a plunger that is, if you believe the advertising, developed chest muscles, strengthens capillaries and helps get rid of sagging skin.
Various methods have been tried and tested ladies. Those who failed to achieve a result through pills, creams and apparatus, asked for help to the dressmaker.
Thus, in the 1860s in a dress to give the desired volume in the chest sewn cotton or rubber gaskets.
or frills sewn inside or outside of the underwear.
Sometimes sewed cunning corsets.
Later, the rescue came a patented "bust improver" Lemon Cup.
For example, the Lemon Cup resembles two circular pads inserted in a simple white cotton bag. But not all so simple! Inside these bags is a spring, which is hidden in the depths of a filler made of horsehair. Spring mounted strips of whalebone sewn horizontally.
When the laundry pressed against the corset, chest presses on whalebone, and he squeezed out the spring, and this gave the impression of a large bust.
Woven Celluloid and Cotton Bust Improver, 1890. In this embodiment, the hard cup made of celluloid filled with cotton wool. Top worn cheholchik muslin.
But when the fashion included intricately curved S-shaped silhouette, the ladies, in addition to the corset, had to wear a bra yet - bustier monobosom - artful engineering construction made of cotton and whalebone.
The fashion for such bodices lasted more than 10 years, from the early 1900s until the mid 1910s.