It seems women’s lingerie appeared several centuries before previously thought. Call it Elizabeth’s Secret:
The lace and linen undergarments date back to hundreds of years before women’s underwear was thought to exist.
They had lain hidden in a vault beneath the floorboards of an Austrian castle since the 15th century.
Despite their state of decay, the knickers bear more than a passing resemblance to the string bikini briefs popular today, while the bra has the fitted cups and delicate straps of its modern-day counterparts.
Apparently, not all of the undergarments found were quite up to runway show standards. Some are described as “shirts with bags”.
Um, probably not going to get a lot of models lining up to wear those.
Now we’ll have to wait on the revelation of Cleopatra’s secret. (It probably had a front-asp bra….)
I had to, I couldn’t help myself.