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Circa 1900 French Dancer in Costume DeBusty by Walery

Circa 1900 French Dancer in Costume DeBusty by Walery. via Etsy.

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French 75 / vintage 1920s dress / beaded 20s tabard dress

French vintage 1920s beaded tabard dress

The world's oldest push up bra actually dates to the early 1800s and several bra like patents were issued during that century but the credit for the first bra that provided both shape and support goes to Herminie Cadolle who patented her le bien-être (well-being) in 1889. By 1905, the upper half was sold separately as a soutien-gorge, a name still used in France today and she was also the first to use elastic. This Cadolle brassiere is from the 1950s.