Evolution of the bra over the years

Online lingerie store Spurst recently commissioned an infographic about how the bra has evolved throughout history. Apparently the first ever bra in 2500 BC was worn by Minoan women and literally boob-popping, while the word ‘brassiere’ was used for the first time by Vogue magazine many, many centuries later in 1907.

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