See the History of Bras in Three Minutes

Because *wow* they've come a long way.

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The Internet loves a good "100 Years..." beauty or fashion video and although this one from Glamour covers a much longer period of time (it starts with the Roman Empire), it fits nicely into the category. (There's even a "100 Years of Hamster Beauty (opens in new tab)" for hamster beauty aficionados.) The video details some of the biggest trends and innovations in bra design, giving tidbits about each one along the way. (Did you know the "nipple bra" was popular in the '70s? No wonder my mother hid all the photos of herself from 1972–1978.)  Also, bonus points for the "Future Bra"!

I'm a writer for Cosmopolitan.com manning the fort during the night shift (because I love staying up late and hate getting up early in the morning). My nickname is not Becky, Beck, Becca or Bex--it's Burt, which is what almost everyone calls me.