The creation of the corset dates back to 2000 BC and possibly even further. The push-up bra (originally called the "Rising Star) was invented in 1946 by Frederick Mellinger. Having stumbled upon what I believe to be the first true hybrid of these two gravity-defying underpinnings, I can't believe it took so long for these two like-minded inventions to come together. I mean, has Kim Kardashian got her hands on one of these things?
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Because Korea seems to be at the forefront of beauty and fashion tech alike, I discovered this engineering wonder on K-fashion site Somethin' Sweet. Created by CHUU, it's called the Corset Nubra and it's basically two adhesive, wing-shaped chicken cutlets connected by lace-up detail you can tighten or loosen with a drawstring button. It's designed to be worn under your regular bra, which is great news if you hate going strapless (like me!).
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Perhaps the craziest part of all is that the Nubra only costs $12 for us here in the U.S., the catch being that you will have to pay for international shipping. But that's not *too* bad, considering it could be a total game-changer for your cleavage as evidenced by the before and after below.
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Shop It: CHUU Nubra, $12; sthsweet.com.
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