Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

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What do we women have to endure in the name of fashion! We are forced to make all kinds of sacrifices in order to look beautiful, modern and desirable. And nature has created us different — unfortunately, not all women meet the generally accepted standards and standards of beauty.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

So in the XIX century, ladies had to solve some difficult tasks: how to look no worse than a famous portrait or a picture in a fashion magazine? What should I do if nature has not rewarded me with magnificent breasts?

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Women's magazines of that time were filled with advertisements for pills and potions to correct the shortcomings of women's appearance. For example, a "Bust Cream" was offered, which was rubbed into the skin of the breast. Advertising claimed that if you use the cream regularly, you can achieve magical results. In France, "Oriental pills" were widely advertised, also enlarging the breast.

But if pills and medicines could not cope with the task of increasing the bust, then the Princess Bust Developer device came to the rescue, similar to a plunger, which, if you believe the advertisement, developed chest muscles, strengthened capillaries and helped get rid of flabby skin.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Various methods have been tried and tested by the ladies. Those of them who could not achieve results through pills, creams and apparatus, turned to dressmakers for help.

So, in the 1860s, cotton wool or even rubber pads were sewn into a dress to give the desired volume in the chest area.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Or frills were sewn inside or outside of underwear.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Sometimes they sewed tricky corsets.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Later, the patented "bust improver" Lemon Cup came to the rescue.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Lemon Cup, 1890.

For example, this Lemon Cup resembles two round pads inserted into a plain white cotton bag. But not everything is so simple! Inside these pouches there is a spring, which is hidden in the depths of the horsehair filler. The springs are secured with strips of whalebone sewn horizontally.

When the underwear was pressed by the corset, the chest pressed on the whalebone, and he squeezed the spring out, which gave the impression of a large bust.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Female breast enlarger, 1900.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Woven Celluloid and Cotton Bust Improver, 1890s. In this version, rigid celluloid cups are filled with cotton wool. A muslin cover is put on top.

Well, when the bizarrely curved S-shaped silhouette came into fashion, the ladies, in addition to the corset, had to wear a monobosom bustier bodice — a tricky engineering structure made of cotton and whalebone.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Female breast enlarger (outside), 1905.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Female breast enlarger (inside), 1905.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

The fashion for such bodices lasted for more than 10 years: from the early 1900s to the mid-1910s.

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

 

Breast augmentation 100 years ago. How was it?

Well, sometimes we have to cheat. But we are driven by good intentions - the pursuit of perfection.

Keywords: Breasts | Girls | Women | Ideal | Corset | Beauty | Underwear | Deception | Clothing | Tricks | Standard

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