The bullet bra was created by the Maidenform Company in the 1940’s, but with the war raging it didn’t and couldn’t (war time restrictions on nylon) become popular until the mid 1950’s. Every actress, pin-up and girl on the street just had to wear this newest fashion. Women were getting some well deserved freedoms after the war and with all the men back in the States, sex and being sexy was back in style. Sometimes super-sexy, sometimes just plain weird, the bullet bra became the look of the 50’s – the Sweater Girl, Jane Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe and The Outlaw. Never being a fan of the “Pointy Breast” I don’t quite get it. But really, what’s to get? Everybody loves boobs and the bullet bra sure gave you something to look at and dream about.
Sorry about this, but here’s a shameless promotion and some sweet movie posters for sale. They’re all cool art and would look smashing on your wall. We just opened on online store specializing in vintage clothes and home decor. You should go there – http://dearwolfvintage.bigcartel.com. If you want one of these beauties send me a note or comment here (they’re not up on our store yet). Don’t worry there won’t be too many more commercials. Back to our regularly scheduled blog. – J.
Looking through pictures of Marilyn is like listeng to an AM oldies station. You hear/see the same 5 things over and over again. There are definitely better Elvis songs than Hound Dog, better Stones song than Satisfaction and if I ever hear Stairway to Heaven again it will be too soon. The same applies to Marilyn, she was so much prettier than the brassy, perfectly coiffed headshot – the one every dork (talking to you Megan Fox) has tattooed on their arm – badly, or the 7 Year Itch upskirt shot. The realaxed Marilyn is the prettiest Marilyn – and she was something!