There are considerable differences of opinion as to who "invented" the modern brassière or bra.

Tired or wearing corsets, socialite Mary Phelps Jacob designed and patented the first brassiere in 1913.

Jan 29, 2015 ... In 1905, they started selling these new "bras" alone. 5 of 17. image ... Vogue uses the word "brassiere" for the first time. It was added to the ...

Dec 21, 2017 ... This 'History Of' video tackles the long, fraught journey of the modern bra.

Apr 26, 2018 ... Delve into the history of the bra through its changing style and purpose over the decades.

Ancient Greek women wore a form of bra called an apodesme. Women also wore a band of cloth or leather around their chest called a strophium or mamilare.

Bra History - Brief history on bras, and the origin, and background on how the brassiere came to be.

Sep 16, 2015 ... The bra has come a long way since its inception. ... our everyday lives, but have you ever wondered about the origins of the almighty brassiere?

Nov 3, 2014 ... The bra was not invented on November 3, 1914. Women have been binding and otherwise supporting their breasts for, literally, ages; the first ...

Oct 25, 2017 ... Although certain historical accounts might suggest otherwise, the modern bra does not have one singular inventor.