Pink Spiral Cup Crochet Bra

Pink Spiral Cup Crochet Bra, c. 1930s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

Date: c. 1930s

Origin: Great Britain

Fabric: Cotton

Brand: Custom made

 

Crochet brassieres were first popularised in the 1930s, giving the lightly lifted bust line that was so fashionable for the time period, with a number of crochet patterns available for home crafting.

This example was crocheted as a two pieces and has a spiral pattern over the bust forming a gently pointed shape. The shoulder straps are crocheted, attaching to the bust apex with bone buttons. The original bra had a button fastening at the centre front but this has been altered and stitched over into one piece. The centre back was altered into a new fastening, with a small piece of silk knitted elastic, hand stitched button loops and shell buttons.

 

From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

Museum number: KL-2018-061