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The Inventor of Strapless Bra

Charles L Langs (a.k.a MrBra) invented the first wireless, strapless and backless bras in 1948. His new brassieres, called Poses, were glued together and could even be worn on the beach.   In the below image, MrBra is shown surrounded by his inventions. Illustration: Photograph: Nina Leen/The LIFE Picture Collection Source:

Hollywood Celebrity who glamorized Lingerie

Madonna wore the black and gold bustier (with tassels), during her “Who’s That Girl” tour Madonna – Biography : It’s little wonder that the best-reviewed film starring this mega-successful pop diva is the candid musical documentary Truth or Dare (1991). Recording artists often have a difficult time translating their appeal to the big screen, andContinue reading “Hollywood Celebrity who glamorized Lingerie”

History of Girdles

A girdle is an elastic garment designed to shape and smooth a woman’s figure from the waist to the thighs. Most fashion historians agree that it was invented around 1910 by the French designer Paul Poiret, to be worn with the clothing he was designing. Compared to the fashions of the period 1830-1910, Poiret’s revolutionaryContinue reading “History of Girdles”


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