If anyone out there remembers this, I would love to hear from you! I was surprised to learn that women made their own bras from paper patterns or magazine guidelines to make bra and French knicker sets. The fabric they used was sometimes parachute silk, parachute nylon or old satin wedding dresses. Can you believe that???
Here is the Rose Bra & Suspender Belt (1953) which puts some emphasis on the use of new materials such as nylon and contouring the body in a lighter less stiff way.