Breast binding is the way to go -- it works, plus its definitely period for
some pre-corset eras, and certainly acceptable for others.
The only trick is that you have to work out your binding method for
yourself. For example, I could never get the bottom-to-top binding to work
so I thought binding wouldn't work for me. But when I tried it
top-to-bottom, it did.
It's documentable for the 13th century, and I continue it earlier and later
because it's so convenient and easy. Plus -- no bra straps!
] On Behalf
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2005 1:32 PM
Subject: [SCA-Garb] Re: Roman stuff
I'm also full busted and so far I've tested a few theories of support
and frankly....the age old method my sisters use for tube tops and
bikini's seems to unfortunately work out the best.
.. duct tape.....
I know I know...barbaric! But truly, making a small "umpf" cup out of
duct tape has worked pretty well for me. Getting it off however...the
best way is with a hairdryer and as for...carousing in it? I'm already
having people snickering.
Aside from that I'm thinking the best way is something I saw at Lane
Bryant the other day. They have this itty bitty camisole looking
things in all sorts of natural earthy colors. Great thing? They have
an actual bra inside of them and they have spegetti straps. If you've
ever used a bra from Lane Bryant you know they're quality. So I'm
thinking that might be an option too. I can't imagine that those
straps should be all that hard to hide with any of the common choices
Thanks for the tips on the books! I'm running out to grab them from
the library as soon as I'm done checkign the boards.
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