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Bullet Bra: The Indispensable Underwear for the Sweater Girl in the 1940s and 1950s: Bullet Bra is a full-support bra with cups in the shape of a paraboloid with its axis perpendicular to the breast. The bullet bra usually features concentric circles or spirals of decorative stitching centred on the nipples. Invented in the late-1940s, they became popular in the 1950s, and worn by the Sweater Girl, a busty and wholesome "girl next door" whose tight-fitting outergarments accentuated her artificially enhanced curves. These photos show young women, mostly Hollywood actresses, who worn bullet bras from between 1940s and 1950s. Labels: 1940s, 1950s, beauty, fashion, girls, portraits, women
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mexton (4 days ago)
Wear goggles or safety glasses...Missle alert..
Tony Cole (25 days ago)
Back when gals wore cotton briefs and had big hairy snatches.............yum yum
barry rudge (1 month ago)
They always look silly and totally unnatural even more so on girls with a large bust. They also remind me of a pair of Zeppelins in a race.
NyteByte Mobile (1 month ago)
The first Lara croft game had pointer ones
G Howard (1 month ago)
Frances Holbert (2 months ago)
Man I couldn't stand wearing a bullet bra that would be miserable and agervating I could just imagine what those women went through back then I would have to say that was probably pretty rough wearing that stinky bullet bra how uncomfortable that was
Mina Nes65 (2 months ago)
Sheesh! Those things would put your eye out!
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
No:  they're much too SOFT for that.
J. Granger (2 months ago)
0:32, 1:35, 2:58, 4:22
triumphmanful (2 months ago)
everyone commenting below is so worried about putting an eye out ! Stop it fools ! Enjoy the view !
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
... they're too SOFT to hurt an eyeball!
sojourn Traveler (3 months ago)
Then there was the 54 Buick
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
.... and the '54 and '55 Cadillac!
Pronker Pronker (3 months ago)
Fun post - my sister, b. 1943, wore these garments. Watch when you lean over the stove, ladies!! :)
vmaxdigitalimage (3 months ago)
At counter time 4:14 to 4:18 looks like Virginia Madsen.
Robert Taylor (3 months ago)
MAGA, bring back the bullet bra!
Tony Cole (25 days ago)
Bring back white cotton brief panties.
Trevor Miles (3 months ago)
Jane Russle did not fit in hear. b ut she was naturally gifted.
Autumn Rain (3 months ago)
These are crazy
Mary Vernoski-Keyzers (3 months ago)
Definitely "proud" of their ta-ta's, twin peak's...
Richard T (3 months ago)
Weird fad !
dog heart sun spots (3 months ago)
That was so wrong.
Chelley (4 months ago)
I agree some of those looked outrageously pointed but the majority were a bit rounded. Unlike what the fashion industry has forced women to wear now days. Those molded cup things smash the breast so they look deformed. They look sort of like a flat woman cut a melon in half and stuffed the two halves in her bra. MELONS! The sensible bullet bras give the breast a nice pear shape. Sort of like what women look like at 16-20 when they were still firm and erect. Pear shaped.
Boz Songz (4 months ago)
Liked the video, but the music is too sad. This is a celebration, not the closing of another Saturday Night Live! Long live women and bullet bras!!!!
Joe Smith (4 months ago)
Her tits would enter the room before she did
blinko656 (4 months ago)
I remember those days, I was a kid though.My Aunt who wore them taught me a thing or two when I got into my teens.....
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
Lucky you!!
Helo 407 (5 months ago)
Barney Five-0 (5 months ago)
Watch it kid....They'll put yer eyes out
Boz Songz (4 months ago)
Good one, Ange.
Brian Stalin (6 months ago)
My dad was killed by one of those things back in the fifty's. Impaled....never stood a chance.
Frank Burda (8 months ago)
Arne Bergsman (8 months ago)
Ellie Wong (8 months ago)
Airline stewardesses...my childhood began seeing this...
Martha Gonzalez (8 months ago)
Guadalajara jal.Mexico 1983 mi mama me compro unos de peto largo con varrillas a los lados y otros cencillos.2018 Fresno Ca, conosco a una amiga que todavia los husa los trae de mexico.
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
Yo tiene pechos largas!
red merlin (8 months ago)
WOW! You could put someone's eye out. Wonder if anyone got sued.
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
No.... folks weren't so "sue-happy" in the late 40s & 1950s.
James Taylor (9 months ago)
What the name of this song I love it!!!!
john brown (9 months ago)
jacques dubois (9 months ago)
The Bullet Bra looks good on a woman with large Breasts. If she has small breasts all you see are these two sharp pointy things that look like two pencils under her blouse. Give me a girl with a C or D cup and the bullet bra will give you an erection so intense it will rip the skin off your Penis.
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
Sacre Bleu!
Tyhler Novac (9 months ago)
I wish I could have a woman like anyone of these women ... ( Blushing )
Tyhler Novac (9 months ago)
Women had way more class back then ....
vmitchinson (2 months ago)
And a hell of a lot less fat. Nice small waists.
morgan painter (9 months ago)
Some of those were really awful. The ones that look as sharp as spear points. blech, never did like that look but the support bras of the 50s and 60s did enhance the bust line. I do not like the modern bras, they make the breast look smashed and deformed all for the sake of squishing up to cleavage. That is what looks fake to me. Slightly pear shaped is natural, anything else is deformed.
Michael Aleksovski (9 months ago)
Fully turned on by fully clothed women. I say bring those bra's back, ladies.
trueblack82 silver (9 months ago)
Like the video and the most like is the music..can some one tell what the name of the music
trespire (9 months ago)
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
.... AND.. they are MILD."   [the Chesterfield slogan]
ltcajh (9 months ago)
Jack leone (9 months ago)
All commentators under 60 years old,do not know how sexy those pointed bras are! you millennials have no taste what so ever. Betty Brosmer always looked great in the 50's.
Robert Taylor (3 months ago)
Jack leone ignorant comment.
Dancing Deaddog (9 months ago)
You'll put my eye out!
mary isabell (9 months ago)
I REMEMBER these bra’s - although I was to young to actually wear them . The women didn’t want to hug to tight for the ‘points’ would cave in . I seen it happen — more than once .
Red Pill (9 months ago)
Trumps fault
john lysle (9 months ago)
Careful, you could put an eye out with that thing!
bikedr55 (9 months ago)
hostile projectiles
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
.... No... "friendly" ones!  (or is that "2"s?)
Alanisgreat (9 months ago)
Bullet Bra, one in the eye for the film censors who banned cleavage.
Patricia Washko (10 months ago)
The women look deformed.
Norman Lesley (10 months ago)
The sheepdog bra. it rounds them up and points them out.
Les More (11 months ago)
Vah Vah Vah Voom !
Phyllis Charpentier (11 months ago)
Lethal weapons!
nick robinson (11 months ago)
Defiantly in favor of these.
l'enfante terrible (11 months ago)
You can't imagine how confusing that look was in my teen years.
Wombah 0070 (11 months ago)
Why don't woman wear these traffic stoppers anymore?
TADufine (1 year ago)
It looks like these women just took their breasts out of a pencil sharpener.
Jame Brooke (1 year ago)
Wow gotta love women!It wasn't the only bra back then ,BUT God bless those who wore it!
Ernesto alaniz (1 year ago)
TADufine (1 year ago)
This is when women were proud, beautiful and feminine. They took care of their figures, unlike the fat, nasty ,ugly feminist pigs of today .
Baskerville22 (1 year ago)
How many inattentive midget males bumped into one of these gals....and had both his eyes put out ?
Stephen Smith (1 year ago)
You’ll put someone’s eye out with those things.
Jeff Thompson (1 year ago)
unnatural as hell
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
"Who cares?"
doug1863 (1 year ago)
I like the bra
321scully (1 year ago)
Mike Wareham (1 year ago)
Would woman were these today if they came back in fashion?. Would be Interested to here from the ladies themselves.
christiane lamontagne (1 year ago)
Guido (1 year ago)
What about bullet undershorts? :)
bisquitnspanky (1 year ago)
Dead. All of them. Killed by their bras.
Arbiter (1 year ago)
"Bullet Bra is a full-support bra with cups in the shape of a paraboloid with its axis perpendicular to the breast . . . " I wanna be able to work this into daily conversation . . .
Roger Kassebaum (1 year ago)
They All looked Great to me!
Laura B (1 year ago)
These crazy brassiere designs were ok for that time, I guess. BUT... the wonderful thing is that the bullet bras led the Europeans to develop better designs later on, like the three-section bra design which still is the best form fitting bra we have today, fyi.
Janice Murphy (1 year ago)
The comment was why did Elizabeth Taylor looks of studying with some of these other actresses it didn't really look great in those tight bro well one reason was Elizabeth Taylor face was studying and she could wear anything and should still be stunning stunning
Dirty Dave (1 year ago)
Went to Russia in 1994 and women were wearing those
zigwald (1 year ago)
they look DANGEROUS!!!!! it's all fun and games, until someone get their eye put out!!
MrGGPRI (1 year ago)
Girls were wearing these when I was in HS in 1959; slow dancing was somewhat challenging to say the least...
elli003 (1 year ago)
Gives all new meaning to, "Turn on your Hi-Beams".
Ymous Anon (1 year ago)
So this is where Lady Gaga got the idea when Gaga started to really grab the media and new fan's attention when she started out . If memory serves me didn't Lady Gaga have fireworks, sparklers or streamers pop out of her bullet bra ?
George Ferko (1 year ago)
Victor Johnson (1 year ago)
The good old days when a woman's boobs could literally put your eye out!
R Hugh Sirius Ph.D. (1 year ago)
Killed more men than did any bullet from a handgun.
Michael Hollier (1 year ago)
Whats not to like???
Stan TheObserver (1 year ago)
Photoshopped. But,for a good cause...
barry rudge (1 year ago)
It made them look like a pair of Zeplins in a race, bloody awful and far too much uplift
davetechlife (1 year ago)
The bullet bra looks more like a couple of torpedo's.
mirza beg (1 year ago)
Head lights
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
First Last (1 year ago)
whoa whoa whoa! You can't just start off with out first posting a warning to ensure everyone has eye protection on first!
Terry Frederickson (1 year ago)
i can tell you they were hard as rocks when they bump into you. i grew up in the happy days
Bill Gish (1 year ago)
Michael Cuff (1 year ago)
Ya mean two snow cone cups and a piece of string! Lol!
Suzanne Hastings (1 year ago)
Wonder bra of the 50's
Marc Baker (1 year ago)
Support your local skanks
Dennis Hensley (1 year ago)
He'll I'd suckem like a newborn calf !!!!!!
joeyconservative (1 year ago)
At least they were aerodynamic
Steven Peat (1 year ago)
I hit the vid ,surfing the you tube movies, and, got my eye poked out, it felt sooo good to. Funny how that happens, thank lovely ladies, from ze past
gerald willcox (1 year ago)
...WOW.....Cool Memories........er ......or Mammeries.......Could put an Eye......Watch it Mom......Be well...TY....Perfect Life...
Jay Pearce (1 year ago)
Please show me your bust in bullet bra
Minniebell (1 year ago)
Why didn't they just shove traffic cones down their fronts!
pcbondart (10 months ago)
where do you think they got the idea for traffic cones?
Michael Towler (1 year ago)
I never thought they looked any good, they looked like hard nose cones and not feminine at all just as big shoulder pads looked weird on most Men, not like later Bras which let natural shape and motion show .Then again I was only ten in 1953 so maybe I wasn't looking at them with any interest :))
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
... as the French men might say, "Quel domage."
anton1949 (1 year ago)
Short guys had an eye put out.
gumby spoke (1 year ago)
I get your point!
34Packardphaeton (25 days ago)
... how about BOTH of 'em??
jay capp (1 year ago)
Too Pointy! LOL

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