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. Women have been binding and otherwise supporting their breasts for, literally, ages; the first bras may well date back to ancient Greece, ... A cat next to a fake look-alike cat ...

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

The history of bras is inextricably intertwined with the social history of the status of women, .... 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra

A bra short for brassiere is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support or cover the ..... In the 1970s women sought more comfortable and natural-looking bras. ... A National No Bra Day was first observed in the United States on 9 July 2011. ... per cent wanted to wear a "shape-enhancing bra that feels like nothing at all.

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

What did women do for support before bras were invented? ... young girls performing athletics in what look very much like modern bikinis. .... First of all, the need for breast support is NOT the result of breast sexualization.

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.thoughtco.com/history-of-the-brassiere-1991352

The first modern brassiere to receive a patent was the one invented in 1913 by a ... Herminie Cadolle invented the "Well-Being" or "Bien-être," a bra-like device ...

https://www.stylist.co.uk/fashion/the-history-of-the-bra-in-an-infographic/109615

Oct 14, 2014 ... Finally, in 1866 the first bra was invented in the UK, and was made of silk ... wear 'bullet bras' to make them look like they had a bigger cup size.

http://www.bigbustsupport.com/who_invented_the_bra.html

I like to picture a sweet, old woman that looks like Aunt Bea from the Andy Griffith ... The lower part was a corset for the waist, the upper supporting the breasts by means of ... claims today that Herminie 'freed women by inventing the first Bra.

http://time.com/3553997/modern-bra-history-1914/

Nov 3, 2014 ... The first modern bra was patented on Nov. 3, 1914. ... It looks like a halter top bikini, I guess, but not quite so conforming.” And compared to the ...

https://americacomesalive.com/2011/03/13/caresse-crosby-born-mary-phelps-jacob-and-called-polly-1892-1970/

Mar 13, 2011 ... Caresse Crosby (born Mary Phelps Jacob) Invented Bra ... would have worn a corset to give her what was considered the fashionable look of the day. ... that it may be worn by persons engaged in violent exercise like tennis.”.