No women on this planet can disagree with the fact that bras possess incredible powers. Yes, you read it right! They actually turn a meek girl into a superwoman. So if you thought bras are meant only to support boobies, sorry, aap ghalat hain! In fact, a right pair of lingerie boosts a woman’s confidence in ways one can never think about.
While we know a lot about man’s lovely creation called lingerie, there are still some facts that are lesser-known and can literally make your jaws drop. Read on.
- We may have the ancient Greeks to thank; they’re the first society that shows a record of women wearing a garment to support their breasts.
- The term “brassiere” was first used in Vogue in 1907. This means “support” which is what a bra is used for – to support our breasts. From there, it was shortened to the “bra” as we know it today.
- In the early 1900s, a ‘monobosom’ was a popular look for women. Women’s breasts were actually hoisted together and supported in such a way as to make them appear as though they were a single breast.
- A husband and wife team began changing the way bras were and actually started giving them cup sizes. The cup size system as we know it began in the ‘30s and the couple are its founders.
- In 1935 brassieres were updated with padded cups to flatter small breasts and a few years later underwire bras were designed to offer women a shapelier bust and a more protruding bust line.
- The famous sports bra debuted in 1975. Wonderbra was trademarked in the ‘50s, but it didn’t become a phenomenon until the ‘90s.
- The average woman wears six different bra sizes over her lifetime; 80% of women are currently wearing the wrong-sized bra!
- Women in the UK wear the largest sizes in bras. Women in Japan have the smallest bra size. The average bra size in India is 34C, which that of women in the US is 36C. Jealous?
- There’s more! British women have the largest breasts… 50% wear at least a D cup.
- Victoria’s Secret was created by a man and his wife to popularize sexy lingerie for everyday wear and to create a place where both men and women could comfortably shop for lingerie in their hometown malls. It began as a mail-order catalog but quickly expanded into brick and mortar stores.
- Women who wear G-string underwear are said to be more sexually creative, confident, and liberated, while women who wear simple white lingerie are considered to be low maintenance.
- Italian women often wear red underwear on New Year’s Eve for good luck. So, what’s your lucky color?