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“Blow Up to Be the Size You Want!” – Vintage Inflatable Bra Ads From the 1950s and 1960s

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What was a woman to do if she wanted to boost her cleavage in the days before Wonderbra was on the market and the more drastic measure of plastic surgery wasn’t so readily available? The answer is by wearing an inflatable bra that the wearer could blow up to the size they desired themselves. Continue reading »

Metallic Bras From Space! Sci-Fi Pulp Ladies & Their Shiny Metal Brassieres

For some reason, mid-century sci-fi pulp magazines always had their ladies wearing metallic bras. Go figure. By the 1960s, space women finally started wearing more reasonable attire – like fabric miniskirts a la Star Trek. But in the 1940s – 1950s, the dress code was strictly enforced – shiny, polished metal brassieres only! Continue reading »