The History of Bras, Feat. The Exploress

From the practical sports bra to Victoria’s secret to Lady Gaga’s fire-spitting pyro bra, the brassiere has become a cornerstone of modern women’s wear. But where did these little lovelies come from? Here to tell you the story is Kate of The Exploress.

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Audio Credits

Podcast theme music mixed from “Gregorian Chant”, “Mystery Sax”, and “There It Is” by Kevin MacLeod.

Armstrong, Kate. “Shaping the Ladies: A Brief History of the Bra.” Originally aired on The Exploress. 2020, Mar 1.

Image Credits

“Modern Bra – Plunge” from Wikipedia.

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