If you think your bra drawer doesn't have much of an unseemly past, think again. There have been plenty of bra scandals through historywhere the flash of a strap or the brush of a curve has sent people running to their pulpits, hoisting up their picket signs, and preaching the decline of the nation's moral fiber all thanks to women's boobs. Chests have been terrifying society for centuries on end, mainly because free boobs were usually linked with free women.
The history of bras is inextricably intertwined with the social history of the status of women, including the evolution of fashion and changing views of the female body. Women have used a variety of garments and devices to cover, restrain, reveal, or modify the appearance of breasts. Bra- or bikini-like garments are depicted in some female athletes of the Minoan civilization in the 14th century BC.
From Women's Health. Yes, that's right, the bralette sports bra. Sure, these light, strappy bras are great for those who can rock them and holla at those of you who can!
Photo: Ash Barhamand for Yahoo Style. I loved that her birth name, Norma, was only one letter away from being mine. I was obsessed. Marilyn Monroe and her bullet bra.
You know, something colorful with lace. While there are some great mainstream bra options for large-busted women to choose from like Chantelle, Panache, and Freya, there are a few brands bursting onto the scene that are worthy of attention. Smaller lingerie brands, like Avocado and Beija London, are taking the time to fit the needs of women with cups sizes beyond D.
One of the things Marilyn was famous for was her sense of style — and like other stars of her time, she helped popularize one specific item: the bullet bra. This unique brassiere was different from the ones that came before it because it was pointy, and it allowed women to add an entire cup size to their breasts. Once women like Marilyn Monroe and Lana Turner brought these bras to the public eye, the masses bought in, and s women started wearing these pointy bras.
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