The Bullet Bra

The bullet bra is an iconic piece of lingerie, made famous by vintage Hollywood stars! Secrets In Lace, a great source for retro lingerie, has written a blog post on the basics and history of the beloved bullet bra.

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“As readers of our blog, and shoppers of our online store, we’re assuming it’s pretty safe to say that you are a lover vintage lingerie, fashion, icons…pretty much anything vintage. We’re always proud to have the most authentic vintage stockings and undergarments, but it’s also fun to understand where they came from and the history behind it all. So today we’re taking a little trip down memory lane to explore the history of the bullet bra. This iconic shape is a best-seller on our site, and now you’ll get to see how this classic garment came to fruition.”

Read more: Vintage Lingerie 101: Where does the bullet bra come from?
http://blog.secretsinlace.com/2014/02/vintage-lingerie-101-where-does-the-bullet-bra-come-from/

Time’s Intimate Apparel Timeline

See the development of underwear and its technology throughout fashion history in a timeline created by Time Magazine articles in a blog post called “Time Marches On with Girdles, Bras, & Panties.” It’s interesting to see how styles and attitudes regarding intimate apparel have changed over time.

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As a fixture of newsstands, libraries, waiting rooms, and coffee tables across the country,TIME® has played a central role in the coverage of political, economic, foreign-affairs, and scientific news.  But it’s also covered stories related to pop culture and lifestyles, including the latest developments from the world of fashion.  And concerns related to women’s underwear have been no exception.

http://blog.cupidintimates.com/2011/03/03/time-marches-on-with-girdles-bras-panties/

Fashion is Shape

Fashion is an ever-changing shape. The ideal figure that trends seek to perfect has been changing throughout history. Women can take drastic measures to be perceived as beautiful in the eyes of their societies. This has always been fascinating, but the practices of the past were even more amazing in how incredibly severe they were. When you look back at the history of fashion, it’s easy to feel grateful for the advances in technology that created the soft, flexible, and glamorous pieces of shapewear we wear today!

The different shapes of beauty and the methods used to alter the body in the name of fashion can be seen on Fashion Era if you’re interested in knowing more about it. It just proves that looks could quite literally kill.

Fashion is a shape, a changing shape. That shape is mainly formed and controlled by some device which affects part of the body’s natural outline. What is considered beautiful in the eyes of one race may be thought horrific in another. Beauty then is in the eye of the beholder, and for centuries beauty has been shape.”