Bras 101: Everything You Need To Know

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
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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.

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