Bras are an everyday item for around half of the adult population, and for as long as humans have developed breasts they have been faced with the question of how to keep them contained within intricate outfits and during strenuous activity.
But how has the modern day bra developed from strapping and so-called bra bags? When did cups and cup sizings make their debut? What about underwires and padding? And has the pandemic changed our preferences?
Kate is joined by Lorraine Smith, twitter’s Master of Bras, to find out about the technical and stylistic development of bras, and what burning them is all about.
*WARNING There is some fruity language in this episode*
Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Thomas Ntinas.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.
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