Vintage 1920s Flapper Bandeau Bra Pink Woven Cotton Binding Brassiere
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
From the flapper era, here is a bandeau or binding bra made of a pink woven cotton fabric and elasticized insets and cotton straps. There is a hook hanging by fabric at the centre front - I assume that this would hook onto a corset of some sort.
It does up with three hooks and eyes at the back. There is no label.
In the 1920s a boyish flat bust line was considered more desirable and the majority of women could only achieve this effect by binding their breasts. These were worn mainly in the early part of the decade - they supported the breasts by compressing them. These bras were constructed by using a simple band of fabric and they were the bras of choice at that time.
Please rely on the following measurements for fit, all given in inches.
Bust: 32” taken in the centre of the bra
Bottom of bra: 25” unstretched - 28” stretched out
Overall length: 14” measured flat from the top of the straps to the bottom of the bra
Condition is very good with no noted wear, staining or other defect.
This is a hard to find flapper bra - great if it fits!