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100-Year History of the Bra

100-Уear History of the Bra 1859 1866 The first bra prototype was patented by Henry Lesher. The garment had shields to absorb perspiration and inflatable pads built in. The first bra, made of silk and wire, appeared in Great Britain. 1910 VOGUE Oxford Dictionary MAGAZINE 1907 1911 Mary Phelps Jacob creates the "Backless Brassiere" The word The word brassiere entered the Oxford English Dictionary. brassiere first appears in US Vogue. by fashioning together two silk handkerchiefs, pink ribbon and cord. 1917 1920s Brassieres were slightly shaped bandeaus (bandeaux), holding the bust in and down by means of a clip The US. War Industries Board attached to the corset. This asked women to stop buying corsets to reduce the consumption culminated in the "boyish" silhouette of of metal. It conserved up to 28,000 tons of metal, enough to build two battleships. the Flapper era, with little bust definition. 1940s 01928 World War Il appealed to both patriotism and the concept that bras and girdles were "protection." Military terminology, such as the highly structured conically pointed Torpedo or Bullet (or Cone) bra started to appear designed for "maximum protection." Ida and William Rosenthal invented the modern system of sizing bras by cup size and created categories. Their patent became the prototype of the modern support bra. 1948 1949 1946 The first bikini swimwear was Maidenform introduced the invented by engineer Louis Reard, and named after the Bikini Atoll (a nuclear weapons test site), because the bathing suits would cause excitement, like the bomb. pointy Chansonette bra, also known as the bullet Frederick Mellinger, known as Mr. Frederick, designed the first push-up bra, dubbed the Rising Star. bra, which became the biggest seller of the 1950s. 1977 1964 1968 Hinda Miller and Lisa Lindahl created the first sports bra by sewing two jockstraps together and calling it the Jogbra. A bra-burning protest at the 1968 Miss America Louise Poirier invented Pageant in Atlantic City created a stir. the WonderBra Push Up Plunge Bra for Canadelle lingerie company. 1990 Victeria s Secret 1977 Madonna's daring fashion design took "underwear onto the streets" by Victoria's Secret was founded in San Francisco, after Roy Raymond realized men might be more comfortable shopping for their wives or girlfriends via catalogue. wearing a golden, pointy cone bra corset [by Jean Paul Gaultierl which she wore during her Blond Ambition tour. • Fun Facts A cup = 8 oz. B cup = 13 oz. C cup = 21 oz. D cup = 27 oz. Scurces: Bust n Lace Itimate Guide Maidenferm PBS Information precided by: hitp//wus.cnlinedating.crg ONLINE DATING UNIVERSITY ***

100-Year History of the Bra

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We put it on every day. For some of us, it’s a source of support. For others, it’s a source of cleavage. And for the boys we meet (be it in class or through online dating), it’s a source of stre...


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