Oddities News Archive - October 16, 2003

Dozens of young Portuguese stripped down to dress up Wednesday when a clothes store offered free designer wear for anyone shopping naked. Shoppers who decided to take part in the scheduled publicity stunt at a shop in Lisbon's downtown were allowed to undress in privacy inside the store.

Word of the Day
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.