If you don’t know what a bullet bra is then you could be forgiven for thinking it’s something dangerous. And in a way it is, because its extremely conical points are sharp enough to poke your eye out.


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You don’t see many of them these days but they were very popular during the 1940s and 1950s. They were made famous by the sweater girls (various Hollywood actresses who adopted the fashion of wearing tight sweaters over a cone or bullet-shaped bra), and Madonna even wore one designed by Jean Paul Gaultier during her Blond Ambition Tour back in 1990. A vintage lingerie company called What Katie Did was the first company to bring bullet bras back into modern production in 1999, and since then other companies have also started to make their own version of the iconic underwear. Scroll down for a collection of vintage photographs featuring women modelling bullet bras in the mid 20th century. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite!

(h/t: vintage everyday)

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Jim 2 months ago

That Dash is sexy, I miss the design of those classic cars.

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Master Markus 2 months ago

This is the one picture so far that looks alright to me. Probably because it's not under a sweater, making it look like the woman has oddly deformed breasts.

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Allison Cockburn 2 months ago

Really thinking I need to invest in one of these bad boys. Bring this fashion trend back!

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coffee zombie 2 months ago

Maybe it's because Marilyn Monroe is wearing them but this picture doesn't look ridiculous

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CATastrophic 2 months ago

One of the most beautiful women in history..Lovely Elizabeth Taylor.

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jacluckycat 2 months ago

I love that old hollywood glamour

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Flora Polvado 2 months ago

Cute outfit.

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Amaranthim Talon 2 months ago

Think those have their own zip code...

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Sara Duckett 2 months ago

Pretty sure this is Jayne Mansfield.

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John Holden 2 months ago

"You'll poke your eye out, kid!"

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