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The Wire Bra
The wire bra was designed in the 1500's
to restrain women's breast.
"weird", I thought, "as men always find
a way to restrain us." Disclaimer no designer's
name was credited with this design.
In 1893 MarieTuex coined the wire bra as a
By 1907, the word Bra made its way to mainstream.
In 1912 Oxford Dictionary officially
accepted the word Brassiere as propper.
It would not be until 1913 when the Warner Lingerie company would accept a design by Marie Phelps as the standard bra construction that we know today. Even more astounding, is that it would take another 15 years to assign sizes A-D to this construction. 15 years with the same bra! Are you nuts?