History is being rewritten - the ‘bra’, believed to be something of a modern day invention which added glamour to women, had its origin in the 15th century as reported in The Telegraph of dated 19th of July 2012.
Till now, one understood that the bra, a piece of intimate and very-feminine piece of attire, was a century-old invention but, that thinking has to, now, be discarded.
This revolutionary bit of information has been released by the University of Innsbruck after it said that the find of 15th century bras is attributed to archeologists who had discovered four linen bras dating from the Middle Ages in a castle in Austria.
Carbon dating has established the age of these finds.
The corsets were, apparently, not forerunners of the modern day bra which enhances the beauty of women but an intermediate step towards perfecting an attire of the 15th century.
It seems Mary Phelps Jacob, a socialite of New York, was not happy with her stiff corset and, therefore, invented the modern day bra and had been patented in late 1880s.
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