Strapless, padded, pushup, silicon, lace are not the only versions of bras that exist. Bullet, corset, handkerchief too are versions of a bra! Amazed? Wait till you get to know the life story of a bra.
Herminie Cadolle from France cut the corset into two parts and made corselet-gorge (that supported the breasts) and soutien- gorge (a bra with straps) and gave corset a makeover.
The word ‘Brassiere’ appeared 1st time in American Vogue. A year later it got included in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Since corsets had metal wired frames, women were asked to stop wearing corsets due to shortage of metal in World War 1. The brassiere then became the alternative undergarment choice of women.
Brassieres evolved into’ Bandeaus’. They flattened the bust and gave women an androgynous look.
Brassiere got popularly known as ‘Bra’.