History of Bras

By: Victoria Soto

Inventor of the Bra

1. Caresse Crosby

The first recipient of a patent for the modern bra.

Born: April 20, 1891

Died: January 26, 1970

Facts

2.From the 14th century onwards, the undergarments of wealthier women in the West were dominated by the corset.

3. In the late 19th century, bras replaced the corset as the most widely used means of breast support

4. Mary Phelps-Jacobs patented the first bra in 1914

5. The term "cup" was not used to describe bras until 1916

6. 2000 the water bra was invented

7. The push up bra was invented in 1946

8. 1977 the sports bra was inevnted

9. 1931 a S.H. Camp and Company produced the first bra measurements size chart for women’s breasts

10. In 1977 the spots bra was made by runners Hinda Miller and Lisa Lindahl by putting two jock straps together.