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Women in corsets
     disturb the peace.
Six-word-story.

I've noticed that people stare more at a woman clothed throat-to-heels than at a woman with nipples showing. I find that curious.

EDIT: Changed 'crinolines' to 'corsets.' Apparently, 'crinoline' is somewhat interest-specific jargon. >>;
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:iconthesaneininsanity:
TheSaneInInsanity Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hallooo ^^ I can see that you have corset art ^^ Maybe you would be interested to join my corset contest with prizes? [link]
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Writer84 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Too true a woman in a corset is stunning
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Writer
I do like the silhouette produced by a properly-fitting corset. There's a refinement there largely abandoned by modern fashion.
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:iconwriter84:
Writer84 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed I agree entirely
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Jay-niisouleater Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
LOLS
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Writer
;D
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Jay-niisouleater Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
it's true though
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, the power of suggestion. Maybe this is a bit of a crude analogy, but aren't presents more exciting before you unwrap them? I guess it's the same theory here. Mystery carries its own sensuality.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Writer
xD Suggestive analogy, I suppose. It's true, though. Once you know what it is, it just finds its way onto a shelf to be looked at occasionally but never played with.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Bahahaha, yup.
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I noticed that too... suggesting sexuality has become more exciting than exposing body - I think it's because there's too much of naked bodies everywhere
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Writer
xD Definitely too many naked bodies.
I've always wondered how Abercrombie advertises clothing by hanging posters of people who aren't wearing any... I suppose the idea is that their models are in desperate need of a shirt?
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO, true that! it's even stranger with products such as roof tiles, car insurance or furniture
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Writer
There's a lumber yard near where I live that has a sign depicting a woman in a bikini leaning on a pile of boards. I can only think she'll be full of splinters when she gets up.
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahahahaha, poor girl
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menotmyselfori Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Nice job! I do find it rather strange though.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Writer
xD Strange is good. Thank you.
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menotmyselfori Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
*thumbs up*
:D
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nahrain Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hum i think it's because you've almost ....almost? heal no, you have seen it all...and everywhere...and the EYE always demand the NEW the UNIQUE the MYSTERIOUS...so for those who haven't seen much the nipples goes two thumps up..but for those looking for the SOMETHING ELSE the throat to heels clothed could be a MAGIC...but as far as I'm concern clothes are definitely not what tells about a WOMAN.
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enigmaticscribble Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read this and laughed so hard that I couldn't breathe. Thank you, I need that this morning. lol
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Writer
;D Glad to have been of service.
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Znowcicle Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I believe society has ruined certain little virtues that everyone used to have. When women were more clothed and a man married he got more of a prize than now. Now men can see all they want to see whether the woman is clothed or not. The only thrill is actually having that woman on your arm as a sort of in-your-face "I have this, what do you have?" kind of jab.

Nothing is as it used to be, and some changes are for the better. I just wish some things would have stayed in place. Maybe people wouldn't hurt so much from romantic drama nowadays. Not that there wasn't cheaters before...

In black and white- most people don't have values anymore. No morals, just take-take-take. It's sad really.

This is what six words conjure up. X3 What a thing a brain is.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Writer
That mindset has its own problems, though - namely, women as a prize, something to be owned.
But if I were going to be owned, I'd rather be prized for my self as a person rather than for my bits. 9_9
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Znowcicle Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Agreed
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Aazdremzol Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...obviously you know very little men. We would probably stare at the latter. xD
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Actually, more people look, and they tend to look longer on average when I'm in full Victoriana than when I'm wearing as little as is legal in public. I suppose it's sheer element of surprise.
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Aazdremzol Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Meh...That's true.
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annagrin333 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love wearing corsets, and it doesn't really disturb the peace 'cause people expect if from me. :XD: Especially when I'm in my wedding dress, which I'm in several times a month...
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Writer
O_o You're in your wedding dress several times a month?
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annagrin333 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yup, and I own at least 2 or 3 that actually fit ._. It's for this club that I'm in...We're required to wear long white dresses for certain things, and the easiest way to find a long white dress is a bridal shop.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Well, I suppose that makes more sense than just wearing a wedding dress regularly for the heck of it. xD
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annagrin333 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha yeah. xD Although, I bet some of my friends would do that ._.
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PatchworkGirl-666 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Damn straight. Corsets are quite suffocating though, so for women, it's a struggle to breathe. So if they have a far off, mysterious look on their face, it's because of the lack of oxygen.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
See, everyone says that, but I've never experienced it. I wear corsets regularly for reenactment and events, but a well-fitted one provides waist compression without restricting breathing. (That is to say, reasonably. There will be constriction at the bottom of the lungs, but it only takes a bit of alteration to move the main portion of your breathing to your upper lungs.)

Anyway, they turn heads either way. xD
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PatchworkGirl-666 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have never worn a corset, but maybe you arent't worn yours tight enough. Or I have just been ill-inforrmed.

Agreed.
They do.
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ElegantFaith Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Writer
This is fantastic. :) My immediate thought after reading this was that this would make a great street sign. Change disturb to "disturbing" and let the rubbernecking begin. xD
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Tee shirt. xD
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brokenrose80 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
what so many females dont realize beside teh fact that mystery is alluring..is that what comes too easy is not valued...so those females with it all hanging out for everyone to see are not more desired then someone covered up, they might get a look or be used for a night or just 5 minutes but no man really wants to be with her on a personal level. they arent respected or valued or even remembered. but those women a man has to get to know as a person, now those are the ones he has trouble forgetting and keeps searching for in other women even if he doesnt realize it.

and you know what speaking as a female being clothed feels way more alluring and feminine then having it all hang out. i am seen as a whole person not just body parts, though there are always those males who no matter how a females dressed focus just on certain parts.
i also dont like it when males run around shirtless. the way a shirt hangs on a man can inhance his masculinity as well as that mystery.
human beings male and female need that element of mystery and fantasy, just teh right balance to fuel desire for an individual person.
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theGman0 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist
either that or no one wants to be caught staring
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brokenrose80 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that too lol
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Green-Raincoat Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, awesome I like it. xD
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
^^ Thanks!
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CalleighBlack Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Mystery is good. Giving away the visual gets temporary attention. Mystery lets you keep that attention for as long as you want it. I LOVE this piece.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
That's true. Holding back is much more interesting than showing off. ^^
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DizzyOdd Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yesterday was a day when 4 different highschools had "graduation night" for their final year students. It was also the night when university exams all finished. As a result, hundreds of girls were teetering around in high heels and mini-skirts. No-one batted an eyelid.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Heh, yep. I avoid restaurants on prom nights; there's always that one girl with a dress cut so low in the back you can see cheeks...
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DizzyOdd Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
On prom night? D: Butbut! That's a night to let your classy side out without being called pompous! D: That's the night you look like a princess and dance like a diva! No! No icky dresses!
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Writer
I think class is a dying virtue.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I suppose it is a subconscious thing. If a woman were fully clothed, people would have to use their imaginations a little, and in so doing they stare more than if the woman were scantily clad. :shrug:
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
That's an interesting way to think about it.
Of course, the idea that dressing up makes people undress you with their eyes is also a bit disconcerting.
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