The Popular Underwear for Sweater Girls in 1940s and 1950s: the Bullet Bra

It was the rage back in the days featuring concentric circles or spirals of decorative stitching centered on the nipples. Bullet Bra is a full-support bra with cups in the shape of a paraboloid with its axis perpendicular to the breast.

Invented in late 1940s, the Bullet Bra became popular in the 1950s, and worn by the Sweater Girl, a busty and wholesome “girl next door” whose tight-fitting outer-garments accentuated her artificially enhanced curves.

These photos show young women who worn bullet bras from between 1940s and 1950s.