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The Ancient History of Modern Bras: Fashionable and Functional Female Underwear for Over 600 Years!

March 11, 2019 - General
‘I dreamed I went shopping in my maidenform bra.’ The history of bras goes back much further in time.

Until recently it was thought the bra as we know it evolved in the 1900s as a garment known as a bust improver. But a surprising discovery was made that pushed back the existence of the bra 600 years. In the 1910s the first official brassiere was patented by Mary Phelps Jacob.


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