It’s a big part of every woman’s life and we like to have many of them in different colors, shapes, and styles. Some of us buy them for support, some of us buy them to be attractive and appealing to a special someone and some of us buy them to look good in our clothes and feel good about ourselves.
When you are young, you can’t wait to have one and to have the most beautiful bras. When you are young, having a bra means that you’re becoming a woman! I remember that I was one of the first girls to have one in my class and I felt a sentiment of pride when I arrived at school for the first time with one.
But do we stop to think about when and how the bra was invented and who invented it? I know I didn’t, until now!
Patented in the middle of the 1800s, the first prototype didn’t resemble in any way to the bras we wear today and didn’t get its name of brassiere before the early 1900s. Other models were made after that, but it was only around 1910 that a certain Mary Phelps Jacob acquired a patent for a model of brassiere that will be the basis for the bra we know today.
So check out below to learn other interesting facts. This infographic explains the history of this essential undergarment and how it came to be shaped the way it is today. Even though we don’t think about it every day, we now know a little bit more about its history and how it developed over the years to become what it is today. I found that this infographic explains this very well and I hope you’ll think the same thing.
I’m sure you’ll think about where it came from and how it was invented the next time you’ll put your bra on!
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