The Beautiful Hollywood Actresses That Wore Bullet Bras In The 1940s And 1950s To The Delight Of Millions • MetDaan

The Beautiful Hollywood Actresses That Wore Bullet Bras In The 1940s And 1950s To The Delight Of Millions

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Do not worry, a bullet bra does not kill, but it might leave you with a sharp pang of nostalgia for the old days when everything was curvier, more pronounced, and of course – better. Because everything was better before, wasn’t it?

Even if it wasn’t, some things are worth remembering and revisiting, or even reviving – and that’s exactly what happened to the bullet bra during recent years. This garment which was extremely popular during the 1940s and 1950s was made famous by the so-called ‘Sweater Girls’ – various Hollywood actresses who adopted the fashion of wearing tight sweaters over a cone or bullet-shaped bra. Madonna wore one designed by Jean Paul Gaultier during her Blond Ambition Tour back in 1990, but as with most things Madonna, it was an eccentricity that did not make it into mainstream fashion. In 1999, however, a vintage lingerie company called What Katie Did brought bullet bras back into modern production and into the public consciousness. Although the garment never reached the popularity from half-a-century ago, other companies have since begun making their own version of the iconic underwear. Here are some of the most beautiful women ever to have put on a bullet bra.

(h/t: vintage everyday)

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The material the bullet bra was made of

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1. Marilyn Monroe

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Source:Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

2. Elizabeth Taylor

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3. Lizabeth Scott

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4. Merry Anders

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5. Jayne Mansfield

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Source:Hulton Archive / Stringer

6. Caren Castro

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7. Carol Landis

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8. Norma ‘Sabrina’ Sykes

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9. Marilyn Monroe

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10. Lana Turner

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11. Martha Hyer

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12. Virna Lisi

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Source:silver screen collection

13. Tempest Storm

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14. Jayne Mansfield

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15. Betty Blue

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Source:Betty Blue

16. Marilyn Monroe

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From:boredpanda

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