* If you love 1950s fashion then our iconic Harlow Bullet Bra is an essential addition to your lingerie collection
* Made from satin in a delicate vintage peach colour
* Expertly regraded in 2016 for a modern fit on fuller busts
* Smaller than a DD cup? Check our out Harlow Nouveau Bullet Bra designed for smaller busts
* Soft cup (your breast fills the cup to make the bullet shape just like in the 1950s)
* Mostly non-stretch band with elastic centre front and back for fit
* 2 row, 3 column hook fastening at back
* Satin: 100% polyester
Bullet bras were originally available in cup sizes B to D. Goodness knows what happened if you were bigger than a D cup (note: you would have just gone up a band size or 3, hardly ideal). When we launched our original Maitressse Bullet Bra in 2003 we used traditional grading methods and really pushed them as far as we could.
Over the last decade bra fitting and grading has evolved considerably so in 2016 we decided to take our bullet bras back to the drawing board. The result is an amazing fit whether you're wearing a C cup or FF (as Miss Deadly Red is in the images here).
If you're a DD or E then you should choose your normal bra size. For F and FF cups please read the sizing notes below.
Larger cup sizes generally have more stretch to the band due to the bigger wire spring. As our bullet bras are not underwired, and only have a small piece of elastic they don't stretch as much as modern day bras.
In the images here Miss Deadly Red wears a 32FF which she says she felt very comfortable in. When wearing a high street brand she normally wears a 28GG and I personally felt that a 30G might have been a slightly better band fit - if we made one. Miss Deadly Red does not wear bullet bra pads in the images.
If you are a F or FF cup I would consider going up a band size and down a cup size. If you would like to check before ordering please drop Hannah a line (at 34E she fits into our Curve Bullet Bra) with your underbust measurement and the size and brands you normally wear - firstname.lastname@example.org
This bra is fantastic. I have to review it for all you busty women. I am a AUS8/10 G. I was excited about the release of the larger sizes on your website. Although my size was not quite available I went up to a 12FF. It fits perfectly and is soooo comfy. I have discovered only recently that wearing a vintage bra that has no or very little stretch is so much better for my posture overall. I can wear my bust high on my chest as the bra does not stretch and allow my bust to hang lower like the modern fabrics do, thus causing me to hunch . I hope this makes sense. It takes a day to get use to the firmness but results in an unbelievable difference in all over body comfort. This bullet bra takes the huge cumbersome look away from my bosom and gives it and the rest of me a youthful pertness. Thank you!
Vintagecurves56, 24 Nov 2016
The Curve is a much more comfortable fit than the previous version, so much so Jenny has bought another in the Maitresse range. Note - Sizing and fit (34E) is now the same as Marks and Spencer
KelvinB, 16 Oct 2016
I don't believe there are enough words to describe the fabulousness of this bra, beautiful design, comfortable fit and such a delicate shade of peach.
Sugar Kane, 08 Oct 2016
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