I started off this series of blogs asking the question "does the foundation garment industry drive fashion, or the other way around?" I need to dig more to figure that one out.
It conserved up to 28,000 tons of metal! Enough to build two battleships.
After creating the first bra in 1902 Warners Bras introduced a tight, chest-flattening bra to keep with the flapper lifestyle.
By the end of the 1920s the "cup size" was created and women could by bras that actually fit them.
Just look at how the fashionable shape of women has changed over little more than 100 years. Crazy! A woman's body is a woman's body ...
If you want more actual facts and dates, go to this website, Bust'n'Lace . It is filled with really interesting information.