Watch The Uplifting History Of Bras In Under 2 Minutes.
They come in all shapes, sizes, styles and fabrics, and many women won't leave home without one. That's right: We're talking about the bra, and the history of this garment is actually a lot more fascinating than you might think. Now, there's a video that takes you through some of the more interesting details on the life of the bra, from its original intentions to its transformations over the years. Whether they're meant to enhance or conceal, or used for practicality or sensuality -- the bra is now and has always been about making a statement.
It's not just about sexy lace and support -- no, the bra has been through plenty of incarnations over the years, and it's about time your familiarized yourself with it's rich and complex history. After all, if you wear one every day, you owe it to yourself to know all about it. In other words, be prepared to let your cup runneth over with knowledge after watching this video.
The following TED talk was created by Jessica Oreck. It gives some amazing detail about the history of the bra, including the many forms it has taken over the years.
Here's a particularly compelling excerpt from the site: "Over time bras have represented glamour and practicality, liberation and oppression. Ida Rosenthal’s design innovations helped popularize a more “womanly” shape than the fashionable flapper look of the 1920’s, which idealized a flat-chested silhouette."
See more about the bra in the video below -- anyone who can't get into this interesting piece of fashion history is a total boob.