600 year old bras discovered

Good morning everyone!

I heard an amazing story on the news this morning, which I just had to share with you all.

600 year old bras were unearthed in 2008 in an Austrian castle!  Described as “the missing link” by a fashion curator (what a cool job!) it shows us that women were supporting themselves prior to the invention of the corset.  The corset had previously been thought to be the first type of garment for this purpose. 

More than that, our ancient sisters knew that practicality was not enough.  The article (weirdly) describes intricate lace detailing as an appeal to suitors.  I think we all know that it’s nothing to do with who may or may not see our clothes but how special and beautiful they make US feel! I know I choose the ranges we stock based on both as issues of equal importance. 

Here’s the link to the article for more info: http://tinyurl.com/d3p9d8q

In other news, Marie Curie Cancer Care Bristol, Wiltshire & North Somerset are setting up a new fundraising group in Devizes, Wilts.  A pre-group meeting is to be held on 7th August for anyone interested in getting involved.  For more info, contact Lucy Stockall on 0117 924 7275 or email her lucy.stockall@mariecurie.org.uk.

I hope you all have a wonderfully supportive and intricately embellished day ;) xoxox