Brassiere - Cream Cotton, 1920-1930 Object Reg. No: SH 880753

Alternative Name(s): Bra, Camisole, Chest Flattener

Home-made cream-coloured brassiere. Designed to flatten the chest. Used circa 1920 - 1930, when flat-chested styles were popular for young women.
Cream coloured. Made of fine cambric cotton, trimmed with cotton lace and ribbon straps. Side fastening with three hooks and eyes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss D. Lade
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 44 cm (Width), 17.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: handcrafts, sewing
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: underwear
Date Used: 1920-1930

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