Spaghetti straps

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Dress with a spaghetti strap

Spaghetti carrier (also Spagettiträger ) are very narrow beam of sleeveless tops as ladies summer dresses and tops or also under garments . The Italian word spaghetti means string and indicates the narrow width of the straps.


In Europe, narrow straps in the fashion of bathing maids are already known from depictions of the 14th century. In the Middle Ages, women's underwear was already provided with a pre-form of spaghetti straps. Pictures from the 16th century show corsets with filigree straps. In the 19th century, the first evening dresses were provided with delicate holders and were particularly popular in the 1920s. In the 1960s, the straps were also sewn on bikinis and became increasingly important. Towards the end of the 20th century, revealing tops with spaghetti straps made their way into commercial fashion, especially at universities and schools.

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Individual evidence

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  2. a b Nina Piatscheck: Mode: Alles Spaghetti. In: February 25, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2019 .
  3. When men still wore braids. In: July 23, 2018, accessed June 28, 2019 .