Bras: Sexy Bras, Push Up Bras, Bra Sets & More

Brassieres, or bras as we know them today, have been around since the early 20th century. Prior to the 20th century, however, women used garments designed to lift, support and separate their breats since as early as 2000 BC. From the 16th century to the 19th century, the corset was the primary undergarment used by women to shape their waist and lift their breats.

There are a variety of different styles and types of bras that are intended for a variety of purposes. Bras can enhance the wearer's curves, provide lift to enhance a bust size, provide support, or even minimize the appearance of breats.

Any size lingerie business, from the home-based Ebay store to the corner boutique, can profit by carrying a variety of this important and practical lingerie staple, priced as always, below wholesale.

The Early Days of Bras

In the late 19th century, bras began to replace the corset as the most widely used form of breast support. The first bras were variations of the corset that split it into a girdle-like restraining device for the lower torso and the top portion into a cup like structure suspended from the shoulder by shoulder straps. It wasn't until the early 1930s, however, that bras were mass produced on a large commercial scale.

Modern Day Bras

Today, the bra industry is a multi-billlion dollar industry that is mainly dominated by large multinational corporations. During the mid to late 20th century, more emphasis was placed on the fasion aspect of bras and brassieres.

Bras have come a long way since their invention and today, many different types of bras exist. Different bras are used for different occasions and serve different purposes. Learn more about the different types of bras here.

Browse The Lingerie Center's wide selection of bras and bra sets and our selection of plus size bras and bra sets and you will find a variety of colors, types, styles and fabrics to please even the most discriminating buyer.