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Italian bra | Met | 1950s
Now THAT’S a bullet bra!

Italian bra | Met | 1950s

Now THAT’S a bullet bra!


What a shape! We can see the bullet bra being perfected here, in the late 1940s (from the Met).


Dovima in two corselettes, Dec. 1952


Warner’s underwear advertisement, 1954 and 1956


Cotton and nylon bra | Met | late 1940s

Here you can see the start of the quintessential ’50s bust shape - getting more shape, but not nearly as pronounced as the bullet bra. It also has a very interesting wrap around, side button closure!


Corsets Charmereine suspender belt | V&A | 1960s

I wish there was a full front view of this beauty! The page also said it had a matching bra, but of course there were no photographs.. *shakes fist at V&A website*

Charles James corset | Met | c. 1957

Charles James corset | Met | c. 1957

Au Faut Foundations strapless bra | V&A | ca. 1935

Au Faut Foundations strapless bra | V&A | ca. 1935


Girdle shorts | Met | 1950s

A rather elegant, silky cream pair..

Tru Balance girdle shorts | Met | c. 1950

Notice the open crotch on the pair at right!


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