Over the last couple of months my décolletage had reduced quite a bit, leaving my bras loose and shapeless.
I have used this as a good excuse to experiment with a few vintage style bras…the first of which being an over-wire bra. Over-wire bras, like bullet bras, were quite popular in the 1950’s for the shape and support they gave women. Over-wires were often used in strapless bras as they gave excellent shape and uplift beneath strapless/halterneck dresses.
As you can see by the example below, these were effective even on quite busty ladies.
This shape has recently seen a resurgence of popularity since the beautiful Dita Von Tesse started wearing them a few years ago and then included them in her lingerie range.
I started out with this one in pretty blush pink over-wire bra from the Dita Voon Tesse-Von Follies Lingerie range.
It has a semi-firm sculpted cup (no padding) which features a lace top panel and the re-enforced fabric to the lower half provides excellent uplift to the bust.
The shape is semi-triangular…not as much as a bullet bra…but more than a standard modern bra.
As you can see by the pickies the cup maintains it’s shape even when it’s not on.
This model has detachable straps and really shines as a strapless bra. When I’ve worn it under strapless dresses I have felt totally supported, uplifted and been very happy with the shape. I was lucky enough to buy it on sale ($30) rather than the normal $45.
I was so tickled by it that I went out and bought her sister- in black.
They give a semi-triangular shape to the bust which is perfect for day-to-day wear under dresses and blouses…but I would desperately like to buy a bullet bra for the coming winter (they really are the ultimate in sweater gal action) and think that I will start with the What Katie Did
Bullet Bra in a soft peachy colour.
Stay tuned for more Re-Vamping of my Lingerie Drawer posts over the coming weeks.
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