Irish women tried on underwear from throughout history, complained in marvelous accents.

Irish women tried on underwear from throughout history, complained in marvelous accents.
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A group of women put on historic underwear for the Irish Facts YouTube channel, and overall, they weren't too impressed with the fashion or the function.

First they tried a "stay," which is another name for a corset worn in the 16th century, with a long hoop skirt attached, designed to give fuller shape to dresses.

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"My tits aren't happy. Definitely boob prison."
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Next they tried a "bustle," which was worn in the 19th century to hold up a woman's skirt behind her, giving it an extra-poofy shape.

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"It is actually like an accordion attached to a bum."

They tried a model of the first bra, made by Mary Phelps in 1914 as a more comfortable alternative to the corset. It was maybe a little too comfortable.

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"There's NO support in it whatsoever."
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Then they wore a latex "waist trainer"—a modern version of the corset popularized most recently by the Kardashians.

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"I do feel like I've been unwillingly put into a condom. "

The women commented that the styles went from restrictive, to more loose-fitting, and now, back to restrictive again. So, THANKS FASHION!

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