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


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!


"Waspie" corset | V&A | 1948

Today’s theme is…mid-century support garments!

fashionsfromhistory:

Bathing Suit
Gabar 
1948-1955
McCord Museum

fashionsfromhistory:

Bathing Suit

Gabar 

1948-1955

McCord Museum

(via themadcostumedesigner)

Skiing style in Life magazine, c. 1940s
Love those shades!

Skiing style in Life magazine, c. 1940s

Love those shades!

Knitted turban and muff/purse combo (how fab!), c. 1940s

Knitted turban and muff/purse combo (how fab!), c. 1940s

Bathing Ensemble | LACMA | late 1940s
I love the idea of matching jackets for swimwear.. maybe that would help me from getting burnt, too :p

Bathing Ensemble | LACMA | late 1940s

I love the idea of matching jackets for swimwear.. maybe that would help me from getting burnt, too :p

Street style, circa 1940s

Street style, circa 1940s

Vogue, 1948 - photographed by Norman Parkinson
This looks SO ’50s. I’m doubtful of that date.. evening though ’50s styles did start in the late ’40s!

Vogue, 1948 - photographed by Norman Parkinson

This looks SO ’50s. I’m doubtful of that date.. evening though ’50s styles did start in the late ’40s!

Plaid skirt and matching shoes from Life Magazine, 1948.

Plaid skirt and matching shoes from Life Magazine, 1948.


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