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.

You don’t see many of these vintage bras 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 bullet-shaped or cone bra), and Madonna even wore one designed by Jean Paul Gaultier during her Blond Ambition Tour back in 1990. A vintage fashion 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 photos featuring women modeling bullet bras in true 1950s fashion. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

(h/t: vintage everyday)

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John L
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3 years ago

This one is my favorite! 'Course, I'm a fanny and leg man, myself. :D

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Master Markus
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3 years 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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jamie1707
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3 years ago

That's Clarice Lispector, SA author

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

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

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Allana Rose
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3 years ago

Liz could be wearing a burlap sack and still look fabulous in it!

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jacluckycat
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3 years ago

I love that old hollywood glamour

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Lelia Ungureanu
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3 years ago

Nice picture!

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

OMG !

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Sara Duckett
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3 years ago

Pretty sure this is Jayne Mansfield.

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

That's a little much !

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

I can't look at any more !

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So Klesen
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3 years ago

She could even had them in the back, she would still be lovely 💕

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Aleksandra Kozłowska
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3 years ago

Thats kinda nice

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Christopher Willmot
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3 years ago

Beautiful

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Kara Neice
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3 years ago

I think this one is one of my faves. Not in your face and she is lovely.

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Steve Bowman
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3 years ago

What goes up must come down.

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Janice Foster
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3 years ago

But....WHY??! They look ridiculous!

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Debra Starr Moon
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3 years ago

Jane Mansfield. Mariska Hargitay's (from law and order) mother. You can see the resemblance.

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Jilltdcatlady
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3 years ago

Are her pointy boobs closer to her waist than modern day boobs? Or is it an illusion created by the clothes and point of view?

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Aprille Park
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3 years ago

You'll poke your eye out, kid.

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Lilibeth Rodriguez
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3 years ago

Ooooh her shoes!!!!!

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Jilltdcatlady
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3 years ago

I just realized... there is no possible way to create cleavage.

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Bambi
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3 years ago

This is serious!

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Cathy Lowery
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3 years ago

Ruta Lee?

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Mibo Dumplings
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3 years ago

Imagine hugging her

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ispeak catanese
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3 years ago

I had a waist like that when I was 9. *bursts into sobs*

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Lauren Pace
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3 years ago

She looks like Adele!

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Debra Starr Moon
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3 years ago

The beautiful Jane Russell.

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Kara
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3 years ago

Is this Betty Page?

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Allana Rose
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3 years ago

Born to be blonde~!

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Susanna Fieramosca Naranjo
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3 years ago

Brigitte Bardot

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

Inspiration for John Waters!

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Lesley Watts
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3 years ago

Jayne Mansfield and Diana Dors

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Sharon Vaughn
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3 years ago

Anne Francis? She had a mole (beauty mark) on the right of her chin.

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Master Markus
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3 years ago

That hypotenuse.

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Allana Rose
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3 years ago

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hairy pits..did not get a close shave!

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OdangaUsagi
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3 years ago

"Al...most.. free.... just..a.. little further...!"

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jacluckycat
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3 years ago

Don't tip over

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Kara Neice
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3 years ago

She looks uncomfortable in so many ways... 😂

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Connie Martin
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3 years ago

Okay, on Dorothy Lamour it almost looks natural. For one thing they're not hiked up to her armpits.

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Patrick Freeman
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3 years ago

So much goodness :-)

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Connie Martin
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3 years ago

AAs in a bullet bra. Not good. Not that DDs are either.

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Cathy Lowery
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3 years ago

Tina Louise from Gilligan's Island?

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Jacques Godin
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3 years ago

Honey, I packed you a full thermos of hot milk for lunch! LOL

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jacluckycat
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3 years ago

His face :D

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Tereza Skálová
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3 years ago

It looks very unconfortable.

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Connie Martin
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3 years ago

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Susan Hayward? She looks a little long in the tooth, so could be...?

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Mat Gdowski
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3 years ago

She might fit behind the tree to hide, but her bullet boobs won't! LOL! 🤣🤣

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Allana Rose
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3 years ago

Love the shoes!

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Juana
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3 years ago

Beautiful.

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LSR
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3 years ago

Looks like she has a third one on her back, lol

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Tracy Taylor
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3 years ago

Joan Collins and Jayne Mansfield

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Marcelle
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3 years ago

Face reminds me a little of Gwen Stephanie

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Mandy Martinez
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3 years ago

Back when thighs were allowed to be real, you go girl!

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Steve Bowman
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3 years ago

Yeah, show him.

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Athena Cadena
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3 years ago

Does anyone know her name? She's beautiful.

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Connie Martin
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3 years ago

This looks like a production still from "Don't Bother To Knock."

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Bettye McKee
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3 years ago

Love that sweater.

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Bettye McKee
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3 years ago

Diana Dors

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Terri Rowland
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3 years ago

Reminds me of the dark haired daughter out of Dirty Dancing 💃

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Bambi
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3 years ago

"Cooking"

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Debra Starr Moon
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3 years ago

Am I the only one who thinks she looks a bit like Anna Nicole smith?

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Cathy Lowery
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3 years ago

Whoa! Looks like a vintage version of Gretchen Mol for sure!

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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3 years ago

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0824606/mediaviewer/rm168536832 Karen Steele played Eve McHuron on Star Trek.

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Mat Gdowski
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3 years ago

The hair dryer looks like the bra. Maybe that is where he inspiration came from? 😳

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Allana Rose
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I guess u didnt have to be pretty to model underwear back then.

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Simon Fry
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3 years ago

Smile for the camera;)

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Terri Rowland
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3 years ago

Alien super heroine...possibly early star trek character lol

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Dennis Westman
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3 years ago

Martha Hyer

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Morgan Painter
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2 years ago

Gorgeous

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