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As well as saving time and inconvenience by ordering your bra online, you can also save money. Because online retailers generally have far lower overheads than bricks-and-mortar shops, they can afford to offer generous discounts to customers, so you could find perfect bra at an absolute bargain price.
A Bit of Bra History:
The idea of a bra - although not as we know it today started as early as 2500BC where female warriors in Crete fashioned a garment that uplifted their breasts, pushing them upwards and outwards. Moving forward, women in Greece and Rome began to strap bands around their breasts in order to minimize size and keep them in place.
In sixteenth century, corsets became all rage for women, and these remained main items of breast control and enhancement for several centuries - not just for effect they had on breasts but also for slimming effect they had on waist. However, as centuries went on, corsets became more and more restrictive until it got to point where they were damaging internal organs of those that squeezed themselves in to them.
In 1889, a corset-maker known as Herminie Cadolle invented a garment that supported breasts in more traditional way that we know today - by shoulders. This was followed several years later by patenting of "breast supporter" by Marie Tucek, a garment that was fashioned very like bras of today. Then, in 1912 word brassiere was included for first time in Oxford dictionary, and rest is indeed history.
Of course bra has changed enormously over years, having been transformed from something that resembled a couple of small sacks with attached straps to wild and sexy lingerie that we see for sale today. In days long gone, bras were a necessity and that's all they were. However, over past century all that has changed; Hollywood icons, world-famous supermodels, and top designers have helped to turn simple bra in to a sexy, figure-enhancing garment that makes us feel as good as it can make us look.
You can now get all sorts of bras, from full-figure bras and nursing bras to backless bras and push-up bras. Whatever type of look you are trying to achieve, there is certain to be a bra type that will serve purpose. Your breasts can be minimized, maximized, pushed up, shoved out, and even inflated at touch of a button!
Reno Charlton is an award-winning author and freelance writer providing consumer information on such topics as plus size full figure bras, nursing and maternity bras, and strapless and backless bras.