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


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!


"Waspie" corset | V&A | 1948

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

omgthatdress:

Evening Dress decorated with jewel beetle wings
1850
The Kyoto Costume Institute

omgthatdress:

Evening Dress decorated with jewel beetle wings

1850

The Kyoto Costume Institute

(via themadcostumedesigner)


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