Women's fashion trends have changed throughout history just as much as society's values have. The definition of shocking has changed just as frequently, and certain styles of clothing have gone out of style only to come back even stronger hundreds of years later.
These examples of historical women's clothing showed some serious skin, broke tradition, made women more comfortable, and turned the idea of what fashion could be on its head. For as long as humans have been wearing clothes as something more than just protection against the elements, women have used their clothes to express themselves and what they wanted, even if there were periods where covering up was the order of the day.
We might believe that we're the most sexually open generation, but these revealing clothes and styles from the past speak loudly as to the freedom women had in the past and the risks they took to break free from convention.