Bras in their modern form emerged in the early 20th century.
In 1907, Vogue magazine published the first photos and models of bras - brassière.
The Americans and British shortened name, and there was a word bra.
And recently one of the originals found in storage at the Science Museum in London.
Bra made in 1880.
It looked like that
2 photos via calend.ru
French first bra called soutiens-gorge, «support for breast».
That bra was born in France and reminded supporting corset.
Americans earn some money and gave it its present form.
A first bra patent was issued in 1914 by American Mary Phelps Jacob.
It only perfected this.