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When discussing fashion women often talk about the amazing dress they picked up or the sexy peep toe heels that they just couldn’t bare to pass by, however, very often does one think of the bra and its impact on fashion history. A necessary evil in most women’s lives the “over the shoulder boulder holder” has been around since ancient times in some form or another. Before the invention of the brassiere women were suffocating in corsets that resulted in crushed rib cages and damaged reproductive organs. But in 1914, Mary Phelps Jacob changed all that by stitching together the very first bra. The rest, they say, is history.

History of the Bra
Each and every day millions of women wake up and reach into their dresser drawer to
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An ill fitting bra dramatically under minds your efforts to look your best. Difference | Standard cup size | 0″-1/2″ (1.3 cm) | Cup AA (AA) | 1/2″- 1″ (2.6 cm) | Cup A (A) | 2″ (5.1 cm) | Cup B (B) | 3″ (7.6 cm) | Cup C (C) | 4″ (10.2 cm) | Cup D (D) | 5″ (12.7 cm) | Cup DD or Cup E (DD) | 6″ (15.2 cm) | Cup DDD or Cup F (E) | 7″ (17.8 cm) | Cup G (F) | 8″ (20.3 cm) | Cup H (FF) | 9″ (22.9 cm) | Cup I (G) | 10″ (25.4 cm) | Cup J (GG) | 11” (27.9 cm) | Cup K (H |

I'm about to get as girly as this blog has ever been, guys, so fellas? Yes, you - I know you're out there! Yeah, look, unless you're a guy who likes reading about lady boobs and lingerie, you may want to skip this one. Although I promise to throw in some fun geeky bras every now and then, just to keep it interesting:
You know how you always hear that something like 90% of women wear the wrong size bra? I'd heard that, too, but never thought much of it. Sure, my bra straps were constantly falling down and the wires were always jabbing me in the sides and I'd been convinced I was just shaped like a mutant for most of my life, but GOSH DARN IT I WAS ONE OF THE 10% GETTING IT RIGHT.
The first modern brassiere was patented by the German Christine Hardt in 1889. Sigmund Lindauer from Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Germany developed a brassiere for mass production in 1912 and patented it in 1913. It was mass-produced by Mechanischen Trikotweberei Ludwig Maier und Cie. in Böblingen,

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