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  • 'We Thought Of It First' Advertisement By Kestos, c. 1940s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum

    ‘We Thought Of It First’ Advertisement By Kestos

    'We Thought Of It First' Advertisement By Kestos Date: c. 1940s Origin: Great Britain Brand: Kestos   The 'Kestos' bra had its first patent filed in 1926, and almost immediately exploded in…
  • 'High Line' White Nylon Bra By Kestos, c. 1950s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

    ‘High Line’ White Nylon Bra By Kestos

    'High Line' White Nylon Bra By Kestos Date: c. 1950s Origin: Great Britain Fabric: Woven nylon Brand: Kestos   This rendition of the Kestos bra was trademarked in 1941 by Rosamond Lilian Klin, commonly…
  • Tea Rose Geometric Brocade & Elastic Girdle By Kestos, c. 1930s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

    Tea Rose Geometric Brocade & Elastic Girdle By Kestos

    Tea Rose Geometric Brocade & Elastic Girdle By Kestos Date: c. 1930s Origin: England Fabric: Cotton & rayon blend brocade, elastic Brand: Kestos   The Kestos lingerie brand was founded in 1925…
  • 'Yankee' Nylon Lace Bra By Kestos, c. 1950s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

    ‘Yankee’ Nylon Lace Bra By Kestos

    'Yankee' Nylon Lace Bra By Kestos Date: c. 1950-1955 Origin: Great Britain Fabric: Nylon Brand: Kestos   The 'Yankee' bra style was an updated cut on the classic 'Kestos' style that had…
  • White Nylon Bras By Kestos, c. 1950s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

    White Nylon Bras By Kestos

    White Nylon Bras By Kestos Date: c. 1950s Origin: Great Britain Fabric: Nylon Brand: Kestos   These Kestos brand signature bras are made of a lightweight nylon. They have been so heavily…
  • Nylon & Lace Trimmed Basque By 'Moonlight' By Kestos, c. 1950s, Great Britain.

    Nylon & Lace Trimmed Basque By ‘Moonlight’ By Kestos

    Nylon & Lace Trimmed Basque By 'Moonlight' By Kestos Date: c. 1955 Origin: Great Britain Fabric: Nylon Brand: Kestos   A white, boned corselette with underwired cups and four elastic suspender straps.…
  • Pink Satin 'Zoma' Suspender Belt By Kestos, c. 1930s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

    Pink Satin ‘Zoma’ Suspender Belt By Kestos

    Pink Satin 'Zoma' Suspender Belt By Kestos Date: c. 1930s Origin: Great Britain Fabric: Rayon satin Brand: Kestos   A suspender belt in heavy rayon satin, with keyhole cutouts at the hips.…
  • Silk Crepe With Lace Appliqué Girdle By Kestos, c. 1930s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

    Silk Crêpe With Lace Appliqué Girdle By Kestos

    Silk Crêpe With Lace Appliqué Girdle By Kestos Date: c. 1930s Origin: Great Britain Fabric: Silk and elastic Brand: Kestos   The Kestos lingerie brand was founded in 1925 in London by…
  • 'When Dancing Wear A Kestos' Brassiere Advertisement, 1932, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum

    ‘When Dancing Wear A Kestos’ Brassiere Advertisement

    'When Dancing Wear A Kestos' Brassiere Advertisement Date: 1932 Origin: Great Britain Brand: Kestos   The ‘Kestos’ style bra was one of the defining moments of 1930s lingerie, marking the move from…
  • Embroidered Silk Crepe Kestos Style Bra, c. 1930s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

    Embroidered Silk Crêpe Kestos Style Bra

    Embroidered Silk Crêpe Kestos Style Bra Date: c. 1930s Origin: Great Britain Fabric: Silk Brand: Custom made   A soft cup style bra based on the ‘Kestos’ bra of the late 1920s.…