Bullet Bra is a full-support bra with cups in the shape of a paraboloid with its axis perpendicular to the breast. The bullet bra usually features concentric circles or spirals of decorative stitching centred on the nipples.
Invented in the late-1940s, they became popular in the 1950s, and worn by the Sweater Girl, a busty and wholesome “girl next door” whose tight-fitting outergarments accentuated her artificially enhanced curves.
These photos show young women, mostly Hollywood actresses, who worn bullet bras from between 1940s and 1950s.
Scroll down for a collection of vintage photographs featuring women modelling bullet bras in the mid 20th century. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite!