1930s - 1940s Clothing

White cotton long-line bra 1940s Bali Bow-Bra 36B

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Size: labeled 36B
Bust: 36-37” flat
Waist/hem: 27” flat, will stretch up to 28.25”
Underarm to hem length: 8”
Label: Bali Bow-Bra, B-36

This long-line white cotton 1940s bra by Bali, labeled a size 36B, does indeed have an inset “bow” panel in cotton mesh between the cups, a pretty and ingenious design for better for uplift and separation! The subtly pointy cups (more 1940s than the extreme 1950s bullet bra shape) are unlined. Cutwork seaming bisects the lower half of each cup, as well as the center bow, and a zigzag seam runs below the cups. 2 small, triangular panels of elastic are inset at each side seam. The adjustable cotton straps have metal buckles. The bra fastens in back with a double row of hooks and eyes. 4 narrow elastic bands with tiny metal hooks at the hem are intended for attaching the bra to your girdle, assuming you are wearing one. This authentic vintage, 1940s long-line bra is in excellent condition.

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