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Post by Timothy »

If the sight of a willowy woman in a tightly laced late twelfth-century bliaut was already not enough to get the pulse of a red-blooded man racing, some sources mention more adventurous damsels also wearing sideless chemises, or none, so that bare skin showed through the lacing.

Hue de Rotelande, "Ipomedon" vv. 2217-2220.

... li bliauz ...
De chef en chef lace esteit;
Sa nue char parmi pareit
Tut des la centure en amunt.

"...the bliaut ... was tightly laced with thread, but right from the girdle up her bare flesh showed through."

Fwor! Page Three Girl for the Dinan Advertiser 27th January 1191!

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Post by ada-anne »

You mean page 3 girl for the Ancient Sicily Advertiser 191BC (or thereabouts)? Proof that the "bodice-ripper" goes back further than you might think!

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Post by frances »

Bloomin' drafty I would have thought.

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