A fiew people have been E-mailing me, asking about how breast taping is done. Here's the thing; You can either squish your breast to make it flat or push them up, so they're firmly supported...
You could criss-cross once out of two and go over the shoulders like in ancient civilisations (than the bandage would need to be longer). But in my case, my italian gown and camica's cleavage is low and in a straight square line. If I'd criss-cross, the bindings would show. My great grandmother (and my grandma as a teenager) used breast binding most of her life and she did it the way I do, like on my picture.
It has to be really tight to be efficent and you have to start in the middle. The edge of the fabric (musn't be stiff) must be under your arm (left side if you're right handed). The first wrap is the most important it must be tight and hold perfectly the edge in place. While you do the second wrap, it's than that you'll decide if you want them flat or supported ;
If you want to flatten, you'll direct the bandages over the breast, make it tight and then roll by going down (the rounded shape of the breast prevents the fabric from slipping down.
If you want your breast to stay highly supported than, after the first middle wrap, you'll direct you bandages half-way under the breast and pull tight (they'll go up by themselves !). You go ahead with another turn under and then you finish by rolling up(don't tighten too much or you'll flaten them !). Tuck the edge in an opening. You can attach the edge with two ordinary pin if you want to be period or you can use baby diaper pins. My great grand mother was using the metal triangular pins for elastic-bandages... And there, you're all set.