Victoria’s Secret

November 11th, 2013

Victoria’s Secret - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

“This is my Mom in Dec of 1959. My brother had been born in August and my Dad was overseas in the Army. She took this photo and sent it to him. When questioned, she insisted these bras were ‘in style.’ I’ve never seen another photo of anyone ever wearing one. We’ve enjoyed this photo for years, it’s time to let others enjoy it as well.”

(submitted by Leslie)

61 Responses to “Victoria’s Secret”

  1. Mrs. B says:

    As many times as I’ve come to this website, tonight is the first time I’ve seen this Pointy Bra photo!! W
    hich … a) confirms what I’ve always thought about the Victoria’s Secret brand, where their undergarments were so uncomfortable that I couldn’t wait to rip them off (which, of course, is pretty much what the ex wanted, right??). And b) as of 2015 when I finally see this, some 3 years later after the oldest comment I’m seeing so far – Nov. 2013 – there are gobs of these bras for sale on eBay – I just looked up “1959 pointy bra” in search engine. I’d post the eBay link but they’d likely be outdated within a few days.

  2. Sheri Gentry says:

    Poke out an eye with those

  3. NANCAN says:

    I’m sure Dad enjoyed it most of all.

  4. Missy says:

    This bra would look exactly the same with nobody in it

  5. Blisschick says:

    I believe these bras were called the “Harlow Bullet Bra”, but this is not a good example of one! LOL

  6. Aunty C says:

    They were in style! Torpedo bras and most often worn with a sweater, neck scarf and toreador pants.

  7. Mark H says:

    Redneck women call it “The Bird Dog Bra”!
    Cause’ They make Pointers out of Setters!

  8. Rickles says:

    CAPTION: “And these can fire hollow-points, too!”

  9. Dorene says:

    Why would a woman want pointy breasts??

    • Sherry says:

      It was a fad from the movie industry. The movie code was still in effect in the 1950s, so showing cleavage was a no no. But there was nothing against making boobis shoot out as far as you could. So, the bullet bra was born. Google it 🙂

    • Mental Mouse says:

      Ask Madonna.

  10. Tamera says:

    This is so classic… I love the old furniture, the pants, omg… The standup ashtray!!! And of course, the bullet bra!!!

  11. LOL (: I can’t decide what made me laugh the most… the so called (:bullet-bra;) or all the hysterical comments! Made my day- heck~ made my whole year! Funny stuff!!! My first thought was…. *Oh boy~ I bet daddy can’t wait to come home→To see the baby← {;♥B

  12. dvb says:

    Send in the Fembots!

  13. Franca says:

    Yes there are similar photos of my mum when my sister was a baby. Very perky! Mom was cute, yeah and I bet daddy did like this photo!

  14. Juli says:

    I have a pic of my grandmother where she’s obviously wearing that bra xD

  15. A. Riolas says:

    It just goes to show, without the right bra, boobs are pointless.

  16. lorri says:

    “Voguing before it was popular. Eat your heart out Madonna

  17. V says:

    Should be titled “No secrets there, Victoria”.

  18. Acid says:

    Must have been cold in that room!

  19. A D Fogg says:

    The Pointer Sisters?

  20. Kevin says:

    Watch any episode of Gilligan’s Island.

  21. Karen says:

    Looks like she stuffed her bra with ping-pong balls instead of tissue paper.

  22. Mairzydoats says:

    … the “bullet bra,” which directly led into the campaign to burn bras!!

  23. Bobbie says:

    And….as a teenager, I ironed one that was party nylon, it melted a little bit, and from then on it ITCHED! Like crazy…NOT in a good way! Summertime, etchhhh…. The “good old days” weren’t always good.

  24. Mary says:

    My sisters and I got some hand-me-down bras like this from our older cousins. We never actually wore them, but used them to play dress up. They were very odd looking.

  25. Kurt says:

    That’s what known as a “two-gun salute” from the girl back home.

  26. Mina says:

    She is wearing a bullet bra, you can still get them in some lingerie shops. Search for them through google, they were actually popular for a while.

  27. Jujub715 says:

    Ok so the bra is odd, but damn she looks great for having a baby four moths before! My kids are 23 and 20 and I never could get my stomach flat again. She’s very pretty!

  28. lizzie says:

    I remember seeing my mom’s bra like that… it truly was the way it was described above…cotton & concentric circles with a pointed tip. But I also think that I agree; it was “accentuated” a bit!

    • tanner says:

      They indeed looked exactly like that! I can remember seeing someone like that and our entire family laughed so much I’m surprised she didn’t hear us. That may be the reason they weren’t popular very long.

  29. MizIronbox says:

    Wow! Lolllllll

  30. patricia sullivan says:

    I had one [I am old !] and my sisters called it my “dagger bra”

  31. MizIronbox says:

    I am only 36 years old and my first training bras fit like this. They were so stiff and starched. In 6th grade my nickname during teasing was “Pointdexter.” 🙁

  32. Andi says:

    She’s beautiful.

  33. Jordana says:

    Pointy bra aside, your mom looks fab for having just had a baby.

  34. KenO says:

    “You’ll put your eye out!”

  35. Doug says:

    It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye…

    *runs away*

  36. anne says:

    Mom was really cute! I’ll bet dad loved this picture.

  37. flyte says:

    Okay, enough with the puns, people. I think we all get the point. (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

  38. Barbara Johansen Newman says:

    LOL! I suspect these had a little help in the tips…;-) My mother and grandmother wore bras like this. And in the early 60s they were still around. They were made mostly of 100% cotton with concentric stitching around the “point.” They lasted forever. My grandmother was still using hers in 1997…

  39. Deb says:

    You could poke an eye out with those things!

  40. JuneF says:

    I worked in a small several state chain of department stores in the mid seventies and we still sold bras with the spiral stitching and pointyness.

  41. Sharon says:

    Love the standing ashtray – OMG I remember those.

  42. Rachelle says:

    I did a google search for “pointy bras” and found that they were called “cone bras” and they were popular. I found other funny photos. The side view is for sure the most extreme.

    We’ve come a long way since then. May we never return. 🙂

  43. Jessy says:

    Google “bullet bras”, although that one is exceptionally pointy.

  44. Hoofehearted says:

    I guess she got the point to wearing bras at an early age….

  45. Jesse says:

    As one Bart Simpson once said, “¡Ay, carumba!”

  46. Jane says:

    Your mom is right. In the fifties pointy bras were the thing, check out Madonna…she got the idea from the bras of the fifties. They were stitched in a spiral cone like shape to cause the wearer to be “pointy”. Now do you get the point?

  47. Karen Hanes says:

    They were called the “Bullet Bra”… was worn in the 50’s by stars like Patti Page. 🙂

  48. Allen B. says:

    I see your point. Well, actually, both of them.

  49. Katie says:

    Yep, they were in style. Marilyn Monroe wore them too!

  50. Kevin says:

    I think I get the point of this picture

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