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  InMySexyLingerie.com - Brassiere (Bra)
The brassiere was at first an alternative to the corset, for negligée or at-home wear, or for those women who had medical or political objections to corsets.
Early brassieres were either wrap-around bodices or boned, close-fitting camisoles (both worn over the corset), and were designed to hold the bust in and down, the corset providing upwards support.
Brassieres from the late 1910's and early 1920's were merely slightly shaped bandeaus, holding the bust in and down by means of a clip attached to the corset.
www.inmysexylingerie.com /-lingerie-/terminology/brassiere-bra.html   (0 words)

  
  Brassiere and/or attachment - Patent 4879766
The brassiere of claim 1 in which the means to affix the plurality of loops to the bottom edge of the front section are of the loop and pile type such as VELCRO.
The brassiere of claim 1 in which the pull strap has a loop at its free end, said loop being suitable for the insertion of the thumb or finger of the wearer before the donning of the garment to enable said wearer to pull said garment into place after the garment has been put on.
Brassieres that are one piece construction or are fastened together before donning are difficult to pull into place especially if the person donning said garment is handicapped or has limited use of arms and hands such as can occur with old age or arthritic persons.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4879766.html   (641 words)

  
  Brassiere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A brassiere or bra is a foundation garment for women which supports and covers the breasts.
Early brassieres were either wrap-around bodices or boned, close-fitting camisoles (both worn over the corset), and were designed to hold the bust in and down, the corset providing upwards support.
Brassieres from the late 1910s and early 1920s were merely slightly shaped bandeaus, holding the bust in and down by means of a clip attached to the corset.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brassiere   (3987 words)

  
 Brassiere pad - Patent 6743073
A brassiere pad including an inner layer made of resilient material; an outer layer made of resilient material and with a dimension corresponding to the inner layer; and a magnetic insert layer which is made of rubber and magnetic powder mixture and has a dimension smaller than the inner layer and outer layer.
The brassiere pad as claimed in claim 1, wherein a thickness of the magnetic insert layer is between 0.2 mm and 0.8 mm.
The present invention is relating to a brassiere pad, especially to a pad with two resilient layers and lower position between said two resilient layers provided a magnetic insert layer which enable to prevent the breasts spread outwardly and achieve the purpose of making breasts centralized and enhanced.
www.freepatentsonline.com /6743073.html   (910 words)

  
 How brassiere is made - Background, History, Raw materials, Design, The manufacturing process of brassiere, Quality ...
Derived from the french word meaning upper arm, the brassiere is a mass-produced support undergarment worn by women that consists of two fabric cups attached to two side panels, a back panel, and shoulder straps (unless strapless) that fits snugly.
Brassiere manufacturers, like other clothing manufacturers, must supply not just a functional item but one that appeals to a large enough segment of women that the products can be sold with a profit.
In prototyping and in manufacturing, the brassieres are inspected and expected to be within 0.125 in (0.3175 cm) of the desired measurements (one French company requires that the brassiere must not deviate from the standard pattern more than 1 mm[0.0394 in]).
www.madehow.com /Volume-5/Brassiere.html   (1783 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Brassiere and Otto Titzling
Titzling sued, but Brassiere won in court, and that is why today we call a lady's frontal uplifter a brassiere instead of a titzling.
"Brassiere" is an ambiguous word to attempt to trace because it was around a long time before anyone thought to use it as the name for a woman's breast-holding undergarment.
"brassiere" had come to be synonymous with "bodice." By the 1920s, it had come to identify cupped breast support garments, which is where the word remains today.
www.snopes.com /business/origins/bra.asp   (0 words)

  
 Brassiere history is the marker of continuous improvement
Women of Crete, as brassiere history goes, were and are known to have worn a simple corset that supported their breasts at the base and a very early prototype of the bra, known as a strophium, was in use in Roman times.
Brassiere history amply shows the aspiration of various inventors in different epochs towards stopping the time when it comes to preservation of the youthful shape of female breasts.
The first patent for brassiere in the USA was given to Mary Jacob, which was a crucial stage in the brassiere history.
clothing.healthandbeautyjournal.com /brassierehistoryisthemarkerofcontinuousimprovement.html   (730 words)

  
 Spirella Corsets in the 1960
The brassieres came in almost as many styles and variations as the girdles and corsets they were designed to complement.
Fashion Line brassieres from 1960 and 1964 carried the success of the style 31 into the future but ultimately, the lightness of these garments would be their undoing.
Although a long-line brassiere benefits from proper fitting, and certainly made-to-measure is ideal for the non-average figure, there's little to be gained from a made-to-measure bandeau.
www.corsetiere.net /Spirella/Brassieres/Bras.htm   (1405 words)

  
 Athletic brassiere
Brassieres are known in the prior art which individually exhibit one or more of the features of the present invention.
It is important that the front of the brassiere of the present invention is not shaped to cup the individual breasts but is substantially flat and somewhat elastic in order to pull the breasts in and hold them snugly against the body when the brassiere is in use.
While the preferred embodiment illustrated shows the brassiere of the present invention constructed with a single front panel and two side panels, it should be understood that other designs for the fabric panels may be selected, as long as the seams face the outside and all hardware is eliminated.
www.devileye.net /catalog/flat_screen_cathode_including_microtips/athletic_brassiere.html   (2157 words)

  
 Profitable Corset and Brassiere Merchandising
The first padded brassieres were filled with cotton batting, and this cotton was tucked into a pocket of satin, under the outer bra.
When she test-wears a brassiere or a girdle, she is able to report on its specific qualities and suggest any changes necessary for comfort, size or strength.
The method I use in my class, and the one which I find to be the easiest and the most accurate for a bra measurement, is to put the tape measure around the chest line of the woman and the upper fleshy part of her back at the top of the arm pit.
www.geocities.com /girdlezone/goldman.htm   (16904 words)

  
 Where did the Brassiere come from?
The history of the brassiere, more commonly known as the bra, reveals that its form and purpose has been shaped by the current fashion trend.
The bra, not Mary, was the belle of the ball, and Mary began sewing bras for friends and family.
She had made the fatal mistake of failing to publicize her venture and, in an unwise business move, she sold her rights to the brassiere to the Connecticut based Warner Brothers Corset Company for a token $1,500.
coolquiz.grab.com /trivia/explain/docs/bra.asp   (612 words)

  
 Finding the Right Brassiere
Brassieres with a seam in the cup usually give better support for a prosthesis.
Also, many sports bras lend soft, comfortable support when regular brassieres with elastic are too firm next to the sensitive skin areas.
If you have further questions regarding brassieres, call us at 1-800-262-2789, and we'll be glad to answer your questions or provide other suggestions.
www.bosombuddy.com /brainfo.htm   (294 words)

  
 La Brassiere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
La Brassiere (Traditional Chinese: 絕世好Bra; Simplified Chinese: 绝世好Bra; a.k.a.
The movie's underlying plot is to create the "ultimate brassiere" for a Japanese company specialising in this undergarment, hence the fanciful title.
Samantha (Carina Lau), who is managing the Hong Kong subsidiary of the company, is the project leader of this assignment and she appoints two zany but highly creative designers to aid her in that project, Wayne (Louis Koo) and Johnny (Sean Lau).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/La_Brassiere   (284 words)

  
 World Wide Words: Brassiere
If you have heard a story about its creation by a New York garment maker named Otto Titzling, don’t believe a word of it — it was a hoax perpetrated by Wallace Reyburn in 1971 in a book entitled Bust-Up: The Uplifting Tale of Otto Titzling and the Development of the Bra.
Its early history suggests that the word ought to appear in English in the second decade of the twentieth century, and the Oxford English Dictionary indeed dates its first example of the word brassiere to 1911.
However, I’ve been able to track down large numbers of examples of the term in the years before this (it became especially common in advertisements in American newspapers from about 1907 onwards), though this was a direct borrowing of the then usual French term for a bust corset.
www.worldwidewords.org /qa/qa-bra5.htm   (0 words)

  
 Mary Phelps Jacob, Inventor of the Modern Brassiere
The first modern brassiere to receive a patent and gain wide acceptance was a bra invented by a young New York socialite named Mary Phelps Jacob in 1910.
The difference being that this brassiere is meant to feature the modern woman's breasts somewhat more discretely under a blouse or outer layer of clothing, or privately to a lover.
Running a business either was not enjoyable to Polly or she failed to properly market the product, for she soon sold the brassiere patent to the Warner Brothers Corset Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for $1,500 (or over $25,600 in today's money).
family.phelpsinc.com /bios/mary_phelps_jacob.htm   (3425 words)

  
 History of Brassiere -- Types of Bras
A brassiere or bra is a foundation garment for women consisting of shoulder straps, two cups, a center panel, an underbust band, sides, and a back.
It is said that brassieres were invented by men so that women's breasts would be smaller, and thus more like a man's.
In 1960's, many women publicly discarded their bras as a symbol of female liberation as a form of protest; however, "burning the bra" was not a widespread practice.
www.edinformatics.com /inventions_inventors/brassiere.htm   (1396 words)

  
 AUE: FAQ excerpt: "titsling"/"brassiere"
"Brassiere" is first recorded in a Canadian advertisement of 1911, and in the U.S. Index of Patents for the year 1910 (published in 1911).
Dictionaries derive it from obsolete (17th century) French brassiere = "bodice", from Old French braciere = "arm protector", from bras = "arm".
[...] Given the word's history and that country's language heritage, it is not surprising that the first occurrence of the "brassiere" in English comes from Canada.
alt-usage-english.org /excerpts/fxtitsli.html   (234 words)

  
 cooltech.iafrica.com | new ideas | featured The Brassiere
Perhaps one of the more unheralded inventions, the invention of the brassiere relieved some 350 year's worth of pain and suffering at the hands of that notorious torture device, the corset.
The first modern brassiere to receive a patent was invented by New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob in 1913.
Mary's new undergarment was the perfect foil for the new fashions starting to spring up, and she was inundated with requests from friends and family.
cooltech.iafrica.com /inventions/featured/236523.htm   (417 words)

  
 La Brassiere (2001)
The actual execution may be a bit oblique, but the sentiments contained within are agreeable enough.
La Brassiere follows neatly in the footsteps of Needing You, arguably the most influential Hong Kong film of the new millennium.
In that, the film is a resounding success, as the sight of Lau Ching-Wan and Louis Koo with makeshift breasts is probably worth the price of admission alone.
www.lovehkfilm.com /reviews/la_brassiere.htm   (965 words)

  
 Huahin hotels and resorts - Brassiere Beach, The Cosy Beach - Pictures and Facilities
Her breast fell into the sea in front of Brassiere Beach.
Villagers nearby the beach felt pity for her so they made a spirit house where people come to give her brassieres.
That's why there are a lot of brassieres around the spirit house.
www.sawasdee.com /hotel/huahin/brassiere/pictures.html   (244 words)

  
 AUE: FAQ excerpt: "titsling"/"brassiere"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Brassiere" is first recorded in a Canadian advertisement of 1911, and in the U.S. Index of Patents for the year 1910 (published in 1911).
Dictionaries derive it from obsolete (17th century) French brassiere = "bodice", from Old French braciere = "arm protector", from bras = "arm".
[...] Given the word's history and that country's language heritage, it is not surprising that the first occurrence of the "brassiere" in English comes from Canada.
www.alt-usage-english.org /excerpts/fxtitsli.html   (234 words)

  
 La Brassiere
Backed by popular idols Louis Koo and Gigi Leung with the constantly watchable Carina Lau offering Lau a more than able lead foil, all the elements were put in place for a return to form for one of the most popular local stars of recent years.
When a well-respected brassiere company finds their profits slumping, they deduce that the only way to go is to break tradition and hire two male designers for the team.
There are now two goals for the pair to focus on with the deadline drawing near; the results will ensure that their attitudes will be permanently changed.
www.dragonsdenuk.com /reviews/la_brassiere.htm   (607 words)

  
 brassiere - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
China Star's `Brassiere' straps on auds, coin.(popular new film release from China Star Entertainment)(Brief Article)
A patent drawing of a brassiere from the Maidenform Company, 1938, is shown in this drawing.
Brassieres, billboard await delegates to trade summit.(World)(Briefing/The Americas)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1O27-brassiere.html   (337 words)

  
 Woman's Brassiere, 1915
The importance of this garment lies not in its style, which is fairly common, but in its label.
This is an early reference to the garment that would later became familiar as the bra (see Other Views).
The metal clip at the bottom of the garment would have been attached to the busk stud of a corset to help keep the bodice in place.
museums.leics.gov.uk /collections-on-line/GetObjectAction.do?objectKey=273464   (216 words)

  
 Devvy Kidd -- Pelosi & her Brassiere Brigade
The communist agenda will be advanced by the Brassiere Brigade in Congress who made a $million promise$ to loot the public treasury and hand it over to struggling women voters, further weaning them onto the government baby bottle.
This, of course, makes the voter dependent upon the largess of that Brassiere Brigade member of Congress, ensuring their vote for the next pretend election.
Once these constitutionally challenged females are sworn in, the first thing they do is play mommy by introducing legislation that's in violation of the supreme law of the land and the prissy, sissy men serving in Congress go along...
www.newswithviews.com /Devvy/kidd241.htm   (1603 words)

  
 [KFCC] La Brassiere Review
Story: In a desperate attempt to create an original bra and leap ahead of the competition, a renowned brassiere company decides to break the mold and hire two male designers to add unconventionality and uniqueness to their project team.
Cool enough might I add, to star in such a ridiculous, eccentric and irregular slapstick comedy such as "La Brassiere." But in all actuality, "La Brassiere" has something I haven't seen in a film such in a long time: Spirit and affection.
As mentioned earlier, the film has some true heart and it's totally surprising to see a film such as this take itself seriously and stray away from the path of no-brainer comedies.
www.kfccinema.com /reviews/comedy/brassiere/brassiere.html   (784 words)

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