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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_bras

The history of bras (brassières; variously pronounced) is inextricably intertwined with the social ... Their clothing looked somewhat like modern fitted and laced corsets or a corselette ... The bra was at first an alternative to the corset, as a negligée or at-home wear, or worn by women with medical issues stemming from corsets ...

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/fashion/g1291/bra-history/

Jan 29, 2015 ... In France, the first modern bra was born, called the corselet gorge ("the ... The look was popularized by actresses like Jane Russell Marilyn ...

https://www.herroom.com/blog/the-history-of-the-bra-a-timeline/

Feb 1, 2019 ... Here's a look at how the bra (or brassiere) as we know it came to be. ... From the bandeau-like strips of cloth worn by athletic women in ancient ... It was during this time that S.H. Camp and Company created the first cup sizing ...

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/11/the-first-bra-was-made-of-handkerchiefs/382283/

Nov 3, 2014 ... The bra was not invented on November 3, 1914. ... literally, ages; the first bras may well date back to ancient Greece, where women would wrap bands of fabric across their ... It's Cool to Look Terrifying on Pandemic Instagram.

https://www.insidehook.com/article/history/100-years-brassieres-inside-historical-evolution-bra

Apr 26, 2018 ... A lot has changed since ancient Greece, which is the first record of women ... The look in the '20s was very much a flat one, and that's for a few reasons. ... of a support silhouette for women who wanted to look exactly like the ...

https://www.quora.com/What-did-women-use-to-support-their-breasts-before-the-bra-was-invented

Dec 17, 2014 ... First of all, the need for breast support is NOT the result of breast sexualization. Anyone larger than ... A bra-like garment was also found during the excavation of a ... Continue ... Should I wear a smaller bra size to make my breasts look larger?

https://www.littlethings.com/history-of-the-brassiere/

May 5, 2020 ... In reality, bras are far older, and way more interesting. The first modern-looking bra was unearthed and discovered to date from as far back as ...

https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-the-brassiere-1991352

Feb 1, 2019 ... The first modern brassiere to receive a patent was the one invented in ... the "Well -Being" or "Bien-être," a bra-like device sold as a health aid.

https://www.npr.org/2014/08/05/337860700/bra-history-how-a-war-shortage-reshaped-modern-shapewear

Aug 5, 2014 ... But since corset frames were mostly made of metal, which was ... Caresse Crosby patented the first modern bra in the U.S. in 1914. ... When the androgynous flapper look came into vogue in the Roaring '20s, so-called bandeau bras ... industry dominated by Victoria's Secret and corporations like Hanes.

https://blog.uklingerie.com/history-of-the-bra/

The first, what we'd call modern-day bras, dates back to just over a century. ... Those sporty bras look as though they just may have kept their assets together. ... Henry Lesher patented what one could call a bra-like device, this was in 1859.