Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Unmentionables: A Brief History of Underwear” as Want to Read:
Unmentionables: A Brief History of Underwear
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Unmentionables: A Brief History of Underwear

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In ancient Greece, women strapped lengths of cloth across their breasts and then covered them with tunics. These bosom protectors were the antecedents of the brassiere, which didn't come along until the 20th century. With the use of fine art, photography, film stills, cartoons, and ads, Unmentionables describes the social history of a subject that holds a powerful fascinat ...more
Hardcover, 157 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Simon & Schuster (first published November 11th 1996)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Unmentionables, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Unmentionables

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 51)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jun 15, 2013 Oriana rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book, but was somewhat disappointed by just how basic the content was. Much of the information it contains can be found readily on wikipedia, and there are numerous instances where the author is needlessly vague. For example - there are at least two instances where she writes "Japanese men wore a similar garment" when referencing loin cloths, but she never calls the item in question a "fundoshi." However, when referencing corsets, crinolines, and other historic undergarments known ...more
Mar 07, 2016 Jenny rated it liked it
A very short look at the history of underwear. Nice pics!
Nicole Hughes
Dec 22, 2010 Nicole Hughes rated it it was amazing
Sonnydee marked it as to-read
May 10, 2016
Steven West
Steven West marked it as to-read
Mar 16, 2016
Kareemah marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2016
Caity marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2016
Patrick marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2016
Jenece Sharkey
Jenece Sharkey marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2016
Ellen marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2016
Evelyn May
Evelyn May marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2015
Katie marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2015
Tyranni Bad
Tyranni Bad marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2015
Sarah Gray
Sarah Gray marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2015
Caitlin Doyle
Caitlin Doyle marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2015
Tim Robinson
Tim Robinson rated it liked it
May 19, 2015
Jodi marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2015
Liz marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2015
SEP marked it as to-read
Nov 25, 2014
Orion Zangara
Orion Zangara marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2014
Ellen marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2014
Kathleen rated it it was ok
Jan 31, 2014
Leiba added it
Dec 01, 2013
Aaron the Pink Donut
Aaron the Pink Donut rated it really liked it
Aug 21, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book