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This 1950s style bra is still going strong, being usually a little less pointy as back then. See a selection of 10 bullet bras
The bullet bra now and then
Looking at 1950s pictures of the bullet bra will make you think ‘wow’.
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The bra style surely was bulletproof and was known for its extremely pointy cups.
Many years later the bra style had a comeback.
In the 1980s Madonna performed in an icon-shaped body (designed by Jean Paul Gaultier). Designer Stella McCartney used the bra style on her models on the catwalk.
The lingerie company What Katie Did makes her own vintage bras since 1999. If you love 1950s fashion, be sure to check out their retro lingerie collection.
How do bullet bras look nowadays?
The pin-up look from the 1950s is gone, as far as the torpedo-shaped cups they used to be.
The more extreme cups you’ll more likely to find at burlesque or dragqueen type of parties.
That being said, the bullet bra is still recognizable in several bra collections see 10 styles
Why women love a bullet style bra?
Women will fall for a bullet bra as they love the pointy look.
As it happens, the bra is loved for its high level of comfort too.
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What’s to love?
- great support for your back
- no bouncing
- comfy feeling
- padding of the shoulder straps
- full coverage
- giving uplift and shape
- wide side panels
- it seperates the girls nicely
- minimizing effect
The cups might show off quite a bit under a t-shirt. Too much for your taste? Just wear it underneath something thicker, like a sweatshirt or hoody.
10 Bras with bullet shaped cups
1. Playtex Women’s 18 Hour Original Full Coverage Bra
Playtex Women’s 18 Hour Original Full Coverage Bra | See details at Amazon.com
✔ no-slip comfort cushion straps
✔ exclusive Spanette fabric stretches four ways
✔ one of the best selling plus-size bras on Amazon
2. Playtex Women’s 18 Hour Front-Close Wirefree Bra
Playtex Women’s 18 Hour Front-Close Wirefree Bra | See details at Amazon.com
✔ provides a 4-way support system
✔ higher sides and a taller back
✔ cups give a slightly pointed look
3. Carnival Full Figure Longline Soft Cup Wire Free Bra
Carnival Full Figure Longline Camisole Wire-Free Bra | See details at Amazon.com
✔ spandex-framed double-lined nylon cups
✔ boning provides tummy control
✔ two-inch waist elastic
4. What Katie Did 1940s Vintage Peach Bullet Bra
What Katie Did 1940s Vintage Peach Bullet | See details at Amazon.com
✔ sexy 1940’s vintage bra
✔ 100% polyester
✔ taken from an original 1940s bra pattern
5. What Katie Did Padded Black Satin Bullet Bra
What Katie Did Padded Black Satin Bullet Bra | See details at Amazon.com
✔ 1940’s vintage bra
✔ 100% polyester
✔ designed for smaller cup sizes A-C
6. What Katie Did Kate Black Longline Cone Bra
What Katie Did Kate Black Longline Cone Bra | See details at Amazon.com
✔ black longline cone bra
✔ hook and eye front fastenings
✔ buy it with a matching panty girdle
7. What Katie Did White Bullet Bra Pads
What Katie Did White Bullet Bra Pads | See details at Amazon.com
✔ 100% polyester
✔ ideal if you’re in between bullet bra sizes
✔ makes your bra more pointy
8. Vintage Black Satin Spider Pattern Sexy Bullet Bra
TVRtyle Women’s Vintage Black Satin Spider Pattern Sexy Bullet Bra Pads Cone Bra | See details at Amazon.com
✔ 90% nylon, 10% spandex
✔ fits 34-44
✔ best fit for B, C, and D
9. Aviana Floral Soft Cup Bra
Aviana Floral Soft Cup Bra | See details at Herroom.com
✔ a very full coverage soft cup bra
✔ Aviana’s strongest and most supportive bra
10. Va Bien Vintage Fit Minimizer Underwire T-Shirt Bra
Va Bien vintage fit minimizer t-shirt bra | See details at Herroom.com
✔ cups with a slightly conical shape
✔ minimizing t-shirt bra
✔ molded, seamless underwire cup
✔ cups are free of lining and padding
✔ 100% polyester, backs: 85% nylon, 15% elastane
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