1930s - 1940s Clothing

White cotton eyelet bra 1940s-early 1950s 36B

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Size: fits like 36B; labeled 36-37
Bust: approx. 34-35” flat
Underbust band: 27” flat, stretches up to 30”
Underarm to hem/band length: 3.5”
Label: Lilyette Original

This size 36B, 1940s or early 1950s bra in white cotton eyelet will give you the uplift and shape that looks great under your mid-century vintage garments! The bra has unpadded cups with seaming on the underside and boning at each side, to give a moderate “bullet bra” silhouette—pointy but not cartoonish. The underbust band is plain white cotton in front, but elasticized at the back and sides, for a snug, but comfortable fit. The adjustable straps are Y-shaped where they meet the cups, but become single over the shoulders/above the metal buckles—perhaps this helps with uplift? The straps have hooks in back, similar to a swimsuit, so that they can also be worn crossed. A single elastic band with metal hook at the center back is designed to attach to your girdle, if you are wearing one—it could also be removed, if you prefer. The bra was unworn with its original tag still attached, but we have laundered it for freshness. This true vintage, 1940s-50s bra is in very good to excellent condition, all the elastic is good, but there is a just a hint of yellowing along the seaming at the undersides of the cups from storage—see inner side close-up photo.

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