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Brassiere

Azərbaycanca: Büstqalter — qadınların gündəlik geyim əşyası.

Ancient "strophium" etc.Edit

Often a plain strip of cloth tied or belted just under the breasts, over a simple flowing garment or undergarment

Regency/Empire "short stays"Edit

Not really bras in the modern sense, since the breasts were supported by being pushed up from below

Late 19th century / Edwardian / 1920'sEdit

There were various experimental attempts to get away from the corset before WW1, some more bra-like than others. Note that illustrations from patent applications do not give a good idea of what was typically and commonly worn by contemporary women; illustrations from catalogues, fashion plates, advertisements etc., are better in this respect.

Late 19th centuryEdit

EdwardianEdit

1910's - 1920'sEdit

1930s-1960sEdit

It probably wasn't really until roughly 1930 that the bra became part of the most usual daily wear of the great majority of ordinary women (during most of the 1920's, combination garments were still often worn).

ModernEdit

See alsoEdit