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History of the Bullet Bra

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Bullet Bra History through the Ages

Today the bullet bra isn’t seen very often. It has a very particular look and is therefore only sought after by a select group of women.

bullet bra history vintage lingerie harlow History of the Bullet Bra History of the Bullet BraThe bullet bra had its origins and its height of fame in the 1950′s. It was made popular by girls like Marilyn Monroe and other pin-up style females of its time.

The bullet bra is a full covering bra, unlike the other half bras discussed on this blog. It was however during its time considered to be shape enhancing and was the push up bra of its time. In the 1950’s the bullet bra was almost solely made from nylon or satin and it has distinct circular or cone shaped cups.

What is interesting about the bullet bra is that it does not have any padding or underwire like most push up bras these days. Instead the circular stitching and proper sizing made these bras fit perfectly on most women without needing extra padding or annoying underwire sticking into your ribs.

Some women did however decide to stuff the bullet bras just to fill out the rest of the cup and make them seem extra pointy.

The downfall of the bullet bra came during the 1960′s with the introduction of padded bras and underwire.

In recent times it has started gaining popularity again mostly thanks to Madonna who wore a Jean Paul Gaultier designed bullet bra during her 1990 tour. It was thought to be erotic and provoking even then, despite being decades after it’s birth.

The bullet bra has also become popular with burlesque and rockabilly enthusiasts, which both draw a lot of references from the 50′s.

Finding a bullet bra can be difficult as it is considered vintage lingerie now. There are a few companies around the world that still manufacture them, but otherwise search for bullet bras in vintage shops or on trading sites. A vintage bullet bra that has been taken care of will still be in good condition.

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Bullet Bra Brought Back by Kylie

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The bullet bra made another come back this year. It seems celebrities just can’t get enough of them. The latest celebrity to show off her body in a bullet bra is Kylie Minogue.

2e25c08acade5e8 Bullet Bra Brought Back by KylieMadonna brought back the bullet bra back in 1990 for her world tour and now Kylie brings it back for her music video. Her latest music video “All the Lovers” displays Kylie seductively being carried and caressed over a mountain of amorous people in their underwear.

Kylie Minogue has just recently been getting recognition in the United States but is already known as a pop/dance princess to the rest of the world with over ten albums and 20 years of entertaining.

Kylie started out as an actress and was made popular through the Australian soap opera “Neighbours”. In the late 1980’s she later started a singing career which rocketed her to stardom in both Australia and the UK.

I’ve followed Kylie’s career ever since I was a kid. The first song I heard by her was “Locomotion”. Back then she was a sweet, girl next door type but throughout the years have developed a more seductive and mature persona.

Kylie has been awarded with the Order of the British Empire for her services to music as well as the french Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (in recognition of her contributions to the Arts). Is it just a coincidence that the bullet bra she is wearing in the music video is a Jean Paul Gaultier design? It’s the same designer Madonna worked with during her world tour.

I’ve had a search through the internet looking for companies that sell bullet bras and have come across one that ships all over the world. They are called “What Katie Did”. Have a look at their L6035 Padded Bullet Bra which looks almost identical to the one Kylie wears in her video, but obviously at a much more affordable price.

To see the bullet bra Kylie is wearing in full action video the music video “All the Lovers“.

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