Brassiere

Origin unknown.

Origin unknown.

How to choose a bra

The term brassiere was used by the Evening Herald in Syracuse, New York, in 1893. It gained wider acceptance in 1904 when the DeBevoise Company used it in their advertising copy—although the word is Norman French for a child’s undershirt.

In the late 19th century, bras replaced the corset as the most widely used means of breast support. By the early 20th century, garments more closely resembling contemporary bras had emerged, although large-scale commercial production did not occur till the 1930s. Since then bras have replaced corsets (although some women prefer camisoles) and a minority go without. During the 20th century, greater emphasis has been given to the fashion aspects of bras. Bra manufacture is a multibillion-dollar industry dominated by large multinational corporations. (Source)

5 Notes Brassiere

  1. Such a look of class – welcome to see. Elegant and graceful lines; and a wonderful mix of jewelry, makeup, hair – just outstanding! Thank you for this offering.

    BTW – Ever thought of adding a “like” or “favorite” button?

    • If Gayle’s comments refer to the first image (which does feature jewellery quite prominently) then I whole-heartedly agree and would only add one comment … that it’s a refreshing change to see a woman featured in the “prime of her life”!

      I don’t find the second image attractive … I’m not a “Page 3” type of man.

      Veryruralsub

    • Used to have a ‘Like’ button a few years ago. It wasn’t used a lot to either Like/Dislike.

  2. The Sports Bra is also made to provide support, par excellence and has a very interesting genesis – but I think Carmenica would tell the tale with more authority than I could