This Spurst Graphic Outlines the History of Bras

 - Jul 6, 2013
References: spurst & lostateminor
The history of bras is a long and colorful one, dating back over two millennia. The 'Evolution of the Bra' infographic from lingerie company Spurst, charts this journey through time, highlighting different monumental moments in the history of bras.

Possibly the best part of the infographic is the use of quotes from different iconic women. Iconic women famous for their large chest sizes, that is. For instance, Dolly Parton is quoted as saying: "I was the first woman to burn my bra -- it took the fire department four days to put it out." This quote is in reference to the rise of feminism in the 1960s that led to women burning their bras as a symbol of destroying the difference between females and males.

This infographic is a fabulous way to pay tribute to one of the most influential garments ever created in the fashion industry. Not only are they pretty useful and fashionable devices, they are also symbols of strong femininity.