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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
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
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!
"Waspie" corset | V&A | 1948
Today’s theme is…mid-century support garments!