Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bras: The Beginning

The first bra, the modern kind we wear now, wasn't patented until 1913, when it was invented by a woman named Mary Phelps Jacob. Before then, corsets were the main support a woman was able to use as an undergarment. Thanks to Mary Phelps Jacob, two silk handkercheifs and a silk ribbon, we now have modern bras. She eventually sold the patent to Warners, after running her own "brassiere" (An old French word meaning "upper arm") business, Caresse Crosby, for $1,500.
In a mere 30 years, the company made over fifteen million dollars from the patent.
Good investment? I think yes.

Warners is still a top producer of bras, known for their non-underwire as well as underwire bras, for the average cup and band size.

That's all for now!
Next we'll talk about the famous Wonderbra, or the history before bras!

Booblogger out!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Haha, my bad guys.

Sorry I was gone so long!
I definitely posted a huge amount of information in a short amount of time, and kind of exhausted myself in the way of information for a bit there.
I'm thinking for my next few posts, I need to do some reviews of different brands, give y'all some options and background!
For example, did you know bras didn't really have cup sizes until 1935? Warners was the first to introduce A, B, C, and D cup sizes. Until then basic sizes like small, medium, junior, large and the like were used.

Can you imagine trying to buy bras back in the day?
Thank you Warners!

Booblogger out!