[LMB] Big Bottom Women On topic I think

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 18:24:23 BST 2017


On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 1:54 AM, M. Haller Yamada <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com>
wrote:

>  (snip)
> But I do think Rubens was a bit of an outlier, if you look at a range of
> the portraits of his era. He
> could make big women look sexy, but there are plenty rich and famous women
> who were thin at some
> point. (How to do this? Google Search "portraits 1610s" and I think you
> can get a good idea of what
> was being painted at that time.) I'll point out, too, that the styles of
> rich and famous women at the
> time were also full of optical illusions to make a woman look thinner at
> the waist, so a thin waist
> must have been prized.
>   (snip)
>
> Micki
> --
>
Googled it...
Overall the portraits show that women bound their breasts, and either the
stomachers (front panel of the dress) or the belts had a downward arrow,
pointing directly at the reproductive area.

Interesting combination - have baby, don't nurse?

Sylvia


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