The Kestos bra

The Nylon Swish

Whilst researching the history of undergarments for my “1930s” blog post, I discovered that cup sizes for brassieres weren’t introduced until 1935. This led me to think more about the development of bras up until this point in time, and how the bra progressed from the ‘mono-bosom’ shape, made famous by the Edwardians, to having separate cups. I didn’t have to look for long before discovering that Kestos were one of the very first brands to manufacture bras with separate cups.
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Kestos was a British brand that was founded by a Polish designer named Rosaline Kiln in 1925. Kiln allegedly started experimenting with two hankerchiefs, and came up with the famous ‘Kestos bra’, which became the first bra with two defined cups. Kiln, however was not the first person to invent a bra by manipulating hankies, Caresse Crosby also created a ‘bra’ back in 1910. Although this design…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.
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