Origin: Great Britain
Fabric: Schiffli embroidery and cotton tulle
A simple bandeau bra with a body of Schiffli embroidered tulle and cup inserts of lightweight cotton voile, trimmed with a soft cotton tulle on the neck and underbust edges. The fixed length straps are made of a rayon ribbon. The bra is machine stitched but been altered a number of times: darts were inserted at the centre front to take the bra in. Later in the 20th century that back fastening was replaced with cord elastic loops, presumably because the original elastic fastening had perished. This bra gives a flattened bust shape, as was considered the fashionable silhouette during the 1920s.
From the collection of Karolina Laskowska