Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Teen's Era Brassiere

From the seller:

Very pretty C1900-1920 bobbin lace and silk Bien Jolie Brassiere Camisole

Bobbin lace lined with tan silk, has original label and strap hook. It open up the front with hook and eye closure.

It is size 40, however it measures about 36" under the arms, and is 15" long.

Condition is good. One small area which I have photographed has some silk breakdown.

An unusual find!

From Me:

Why can't we have bras like this anymore?
I posted another similar one to this almost five years ago but the design in the lace is different.

1919 Fashion Ad

The lady in the ad is wearing a similar style although I suspect the extant one is a bit earlier.  The ad below is from 1914 and is of the same company that made the extant one.