Bras 101: Everything You Need To Know
New York Magazine:
One hundred years ago, the word brassiere appeared for the first time in Vogue. For something that's supposed to be a demure underthing, the bra has had a very public arc, from quaint early ads to fetish-catering pinups to innerwear-as-outerwear (cue Madonna). Below, links to a chronology, how to buy, care for, and generally understand this one flimsy garment.