Bra

ca. 1953 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

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Place Of Origin

Pink satin strapless bra with net inserts. Metal hook-and-eye fastenings and elastic.
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watch Shaping the body: from corsets to bullet-bras Eleri Lynn, author of the V&A book 'Underwear: Fashion in Detail', tells the story of shape-wear: from the steel and whalebone engineering of Victorian and Edwardian corsetry, to the breast-flattening bandeau bras worn by 1920s flappers, the bullet-bras of the 1950s, the arrival of Lycra i...
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Materials and Techniques
Satin, net, metal and elastic
Brief Description
Satin strapless bra with net inserts, Au Fait Foundations, Great Britain, ca. 1953
Physical Description
Pink satin strapless bra with net inserts. Metal hook-and-eye fastenings and elastic.
Dimensions
  • Circumference: 34in
  • Bust (smallest setting) measured inside garment circumference: 82 cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Bust (largest setting) measured inside garment circumference: 84cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Underbust (smallest setting) measured inside garment circumference: 71cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Underbust (largest setting) measured inside garment circumference: 73cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Production typeReady to wear
Credit line
Given by Miss Margaret MacLeod
Collection
Accession Number
T.104-1981

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record createdNovember 20, 2007
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