9 Facts about Bras That You Simply Must Know ...


Let's face it ladies, one of the basic facts about bras is the fact that we all wear them.

Bras are a piece of clothing we all become very familiar with in our preteen years.

We begin in "training bras" and end up wearing sexy lacy pieces of different sizes and variety.

Is your interest piqued as to what neat facts about bras I can share?

Well, then, read on!

1. Hanky Panky

Amongst our interesting facts about bras, the one I loved the most (for some reason) was one of the first designs of our modern day bra.

Mary Phelps Jacob created a backless bra with two handkerchiefs and a pink ribbon in 1914.2

A New York City socialite, Mary sold this design to Warner Brother's Corset Company.

This wasn't the first bra type created, but it was one of the most popular.

I think I want to get all Pinterest-creative and make one of these myself!

2. The Term "brassiere"...

The term "brassiere" was first used in Vogue in 1907.2

This means "support" which is what a bra is used for - to support our breasts.

From there, it was shortened to the "bra" as we know it today.

3. Cretan Bras

Crete is accredited with not only the first corset, but also the first bra.

In fact, they were wearing bras hundreds of years before the rest of us.2

Funny thing is Grecian women wore bras and corsets that supported yet exposed their breasts.

You can see things like depicted in their forms of the Snake Goddess.

4. Cups Invented

It was not until the 1920's until a husband and wife team began changing the way bras were and actually started giving them cup sizes.

Imagine being limited to a one-size-fits-all bra?

5. BB's

Early bras were also known as "bust bodices" or "BBs" in the early 1900's.

Can you imagine?

"Hey, girl, let's go shopping for some new BB's," or, "I think I'm going to buy a new sexy bust bodice for tonight's special date." I can't help but giggle at that!

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