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Discover the Alexandra Limp and other bizarre Victorian fashions

The Alexandra Limp In 1863 Alexandra of Denmark married the Princess of Wales. She was very popular and particularly admired for her style among fashion-conscious women of society. Everything the Princess did, the fashionable young women would copy. So when she wore a choker to hide a scar on her neck, all well-to-do women wore …

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Ditch the bra to have firmer breasts?

A French researcher has suggested that wearing a bra encourages sagging by weakening the breast’s supporting tissue. In a 15-year study, a sports science expert from the University of Besançon Rouillon found that women who never wore bras had nipples on average seven millimeters higher in relation to their shoulders each year than regular bra …

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Sleeve dogs: an ancient form of mace?

Chinese emperors and courtiers carried small Pekingese dogs in their sleeves as an ornamental accessory. The smallest and most ferocious dogs were called “sleeves” because royalty would tote the canines in their garments’ roomy sleeves. Serving as an “ancient Chinese version of mace,” the dogs would scare off anyone threatening the courtiers. The fashion was …

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