What's Your Favorite Type of Bra?

We warned you that sheer tops meant breasts were going to enjoy a "fashion moment," if you will, and we subsequently noticed Hollywood's obsession with nipples of late... all of which makes the following news timely, -ish. In the U.K., where Marks & Spencer sells a bra every two seconds, it seems only fitting (har har) that there would be a new museum exhibit called "Undercover - The Evolution of Underwear." According to The Daily Mail, the London Fashion and Textile Museum installation "explores the relationship between fashion, women, their bodies, and how they show off or disguise their assets."

Insider's guide: how to buy a bra that fits!

And there's a whole lot to talk about when bras are concerned. Even though the first incarnation wasn't patented until 1915, the bra has experienced a multifarious evolution. The 1920s and '30s saw boyish fashions and therefore more, uh, suppressive underwear reigned. That's in stark contrast to the curvy hourglass figures ushered in by Dior's New Look. Fast forward to the revolutionary '60s and 70's, when women demanded a more natural fit, if any. Then, for better or worse, we entered the era of the Wonderbra. The rest is cleavage-baring history.

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-- Erin Flaherty

image via David Cook

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