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L6001 Maitresse Bullet Bra

 

Beautifully crafted soft-cup spiral stitch '50s style bra that is supportive, comfortable, 100% period perfect, and definitely What Katie Did's signature product.

Unlike modern bras, which push the breasts inwards and upwards, the Maitresse Bullet Bra gently coaxes your breasts into the perfect 1950s conical shape. It's actually very healthy to wear non-wired, soft cup bras on a day-to-day basis, and our bullet bras are deemed to be so supportive that one customer even wears hers to the gym in lieu of a sports bra. We don't recommend everyone does the same, of course!

What Katie Did were the first company to revive the bullet bra over a decade ago, adapting an original 1950s pattern and adding several more cup sizes to suit the modern figure. We seem to have 'inspired' several other companies to produce their own since then, both here and in Europe. We firmly believe that due to our strict quality control process and the consummate skill of our seamstresses (it can take up two years to perfect the intricate spiral stitching required for each bra), our original version is still the best.

No bullet bra pads were used during these shoots and if you are wearing the correct size you shouldn't need them. However, if you do feel you need a little boost, bullet bra pads are available here.

* Soft cup (your breast fills the cup to make the bullet shape just like in the old days!)
* Non-stretch band, but with an elastic panel at the front for a snug fit
* 2 row, 3 column hook fastening at back
* Cut to vintage patterns this bra might be awkward to fit, please check our sizing info
* Made from satin 100% polyester with authentic circle stitching

Please allow 3 - 4 weeks, plus shipping time, for 'To Order' items

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I cannot believe this bra! I am an F cup and was extremely sceptical that a bra without wires would offer sufficient support. This bra has so much lift and feels more supportive than any bra I have owned. My boobs have never looked so perky! Thank you so much.

I cannot believe this bra! I am an F cup and was extremely sceptical that a bra without wires would offer sufficient support. This bra has so much lift and feels more supportive than any bra I have owned. My boobs have never looked so perky! Thank you so much.

Next day delivery which really impressed me. It took a little getting used to ( I have several 'Marilyn' bullet bras from Stockings & Romance that are a completely different fit, but your bra gives me a better shape. My only complaint is that the sizing seems small, I ordered a 40 B and have had to use a bra extender, otherwise it's perfect!

L6001 Maitresse Bullet Bra
I have bought this item before on several occasions but this recent buy was very disappointed. The quality of black satin used is of a poor flimsy kind and doesn't appear to be very robust I noticed this immediately I remove the bra from the packing.
To indicate my professional qualifications I am a trained seamstress and tailor regularly buying and sourcing fabric so I know good quality and suitable fabric when I see it. And I don't believe I am observing it in this case. The original Bullet Bras I bought a number of years ago used a better more robust satin however the stitching around the elastic pieces was poor and I remember now having to re-do the sewing myself as after a few wears as it began to come away on all the bras, but this seemed a small price to pay in order to buy a bullet bra at all.

Hi there,
We're sorry to hear you weren't happy with your bullet bra. We're always aiming to update and improve our products, and we always take our loyal customers' comments into account.
We'd be happy to accept a return of the bra, and issue a refund.
Hannah - What Katie Did

It took three goes to get the size I needed, but I eventually got one with a just about large enough cup size. I could really do with an even larger size, but DD is the largest on offer. I will make do since I only bought it as a joke. I would never wear it in public. But I really appreciate the prompt and efficient service I have received from "What Katie Did".

I can not say how in love with this bra I am! It is Absolutely Gorgeous and it is beyond comfortable! I originally intended only to wear it for a photo shoot, but I like it so much it has made it's way into my regular wear with my vintage dresses.

What can I say ? First off, I'm a married man who has 40B/C and growing man boobs due to meds side effects. At first I was unhappy and ashamed but after visits to a couple of Dr.s, They suggested that I wear a bra and further told me that lots of men due it as the surgery cost to remove them is very high. I started wearing a bra under baggy clothes, Then I decided after reading more about it, that I should accept it and have fun with it. I bought 3 more bras and wear them all the time at home and have started wearing them out some now. I have noticed a couple of women looking at me, but nothing bad was said, both times I was with my wife.
A few weeks ago I decided to order a L6001 Maitresse Bullet Bra and a pad in a 40B size. I knew full well when I bought it that I would not be wearing it in public often and maybe even at all. The bra came and my wife helped me put it on and adjust it. I did use the cone pad and that filled the cup perfectly.
After putting a regular shirt (not baggy) on I walked around the house and to be honest, I loved it, the looks, the comfort etc! My wife asked me if I dared to wear it out and it took only seconds for me to say no. I do not regret buying it at all as it was all in good fun and lightened the day. I then gave it to my wife who is able to use it without the pad and it looks great on her. Thank you Katie

Love this bra! I was somewhat sceptical as this is a a very different shape to modern, rounded bras, but it looks truly amazing and gives a great shape under clothes. It's beautifully soft and sexy and incredibly comfortable. You might need some help with the sizing. I!m usually a 34D or DD, but the very helpful ladies in the London boutique persuaded me to try an F ('for fabulous') which fits perfectly. Really delighted and have bought both colours.

My sister bought me the maitresse suspender belt for my birthday and I decided I wanted a new bra to match. When I'm not wearing vintage and retro I'm running, and I sort of justified buying one because I'll be able to wear it when I'm exercising as it is so supportive. I adore this bra. I adore the profile it gives. I adore the comfort. I will be buying more of these as I lose weight. I love having a non wired bra that is so comfortable and shapely. I feel ultra feminine.

Fantastic bra! I wear it every day (need to buy another one soon). Definitely the most sexy AND comfortable bra I have ever had.Fantastic bra! I wear it every day (need to buy another one soon). Definitely the most sexy AND comfortable bra I have ever had.

I just received this bra in a size 32F (what I normally wear) and while I admit I probably should have gone up to a 34 the bra cups are just too small. Perhaps they're just incompatible with my breasts seeing as the majority of my breast was squished nowhere near the cup and very little made it to the point of the bra.

Hi Ira!
An unfilled point can be the sign of a bullet bra cup that is too small. If there is not enough cup room, the breast may not be able to reach the tips. A 34F should fit much better, as this would be a cup size as well as a band size larger than the 32F you tried.
Hannah - What Katie Did

I ordered a complete set of the Maitresse line and am very happy with it! The fit of the bra is definitely a shocker, but I can't wait to wear it with some vintage clothes, and I think this bra makes a world of difference when going for that pin-up look in the bedroom with the matching garter belt and panties. I was a little unsure of the size and ordered the bullet pads as well, and I'm glad I did because it makes the fit just right.

Finally I got the right size. Usually I wear a 75D, but the sizing here is different and the band size was too big. Now I ordered a 70D and it fits like a glove. The bullet bra pads are a great help especially when its cold outside :)

I ordered the maitresse bullet bra as part of my first order with the company. I am very pleased with all aspects of the online ordering. I was unsure about which size to order so I had the online sales rep assist me. After giving her some basic measurements I received a bra that fits perfectly! I can't tell you how happy it makes me feel to wear a well fitting, well made, beautiful piece of lingerie. It's just so beautiful and the satin is a far cry from the sporty stretchy bras I've been wearing. This bra makes me feel very feminine, and I haven't felt that way in a long time. Lingerie goes a long way towards making me feel like a woman - not a girl, and not some unreachable ideal of a woman - just a real woman. I can't wait to order again! If anyone is considering this bra, go for it. Trust them, they know what they're doing! Lovely, thank you!

Absolutely love this bra. I'm a 36G, and brought a 38F and it fits really well. A little big around the chest, but I put a few darts in it and it's perfect. Very comfortable and looks great under a jumper. I might get the pads just to perk me up a bit, but I have no complaints!

It's a lovely bra and took a few times to make sure my wee gals fit in it well. I just need to lose weight from my back so it doesn't dig in after a while wearing it. I'm an A cup and it really give my small pair a classic boost. Will enjoy wearing it more when I'm back to my previous size. I though 36 would be okay but I was wrong.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am absolutely thrilled with my Maitresse, to be perfectly honest I was a little dubious going for the bullet shape and the scary thought of going wireless but I love this bra! So comfortable, a perfect fit and great shape. I used to be much larger but have gone down 4 sizes since breast feeding to a 32dd and now I feel like I have my bust back in a much more managable way. I bought the bra specifically to wear under a vintage dress for a wedding next week but I am sure now it will be a wardrobe staple and I look forward to ordering again from your beautiful collection x


Thank you for your comment. That's great to hear, most people are a little dubious about the bullet shape to begin with. However it is a classic, and we are very happy to hear it will become a staple item in your wardrobe! Enjoy!
Thanks again
Rachel

I bought the black one in 70C, which I normally wear. However, I am a bit confused about the vintage sizes, since the top of the cup leaves a bit "empty" even though I have bullet bra pads. Am I doing something wrong or should I just go town a cup size? Any experiences? Anyway, the bra is perfect for tempting my boyfriend!

Dear Heidi, It sounds like you need to go down a cup size. Sometimes different people suit different bras, you may want to look into a rounder bra such as the Cone Bra. http://www.whatkatiedid.com/product/901/satin-cone-bra

I owned a Hollywood Maxwell bullet bra in the 1950s. They weren't called bullet bras then, just the in-style bras. It was fantastic. I'm looking forward to my order arriving

Fantastic bra! I wear it every day (need to buy another one soon). Definitely the most sexy AND comfortable bra I have ever had.

Definitely the most comfortable bra I own! I was a bit reticent when I first put it on (I'm between an A and B cup). I bought the bullet bra pads and it made all the difference! I now own both the black and the white!

I was a little nervous to buy a bullet bra, as I wear an F cup, but this bras is well made, sturdy and lifts like nobody's business! Thank you What Katie Did!

Well if carlsberg made bras!!! This is the most comfortable bra I've ever had in my life!!! Measured myself very realistically with your online help and fits like a dream!!! Tried on under a sweater could have someone's eye out with the point fabulous!!! New to this retro get up and I can't get enough!!! already looking for my next investment piece!!! honestly the most fantastic range !!! I want it all!!!going for a peach one next!!! Thank you what Katie did you've made my day :) x

It was a while before I took the plunge with this one but it really is the shape to wear under vintage cotton shirts and dresses and of course for the 'sweater girl' look! Make sure you measure yourself carefully for this as your size may well be different than for modern bra sizing.

I must admit I haven't worn this out of the house yet, but I change into it as soon as I get home from work. It's the most comfortable bra I've ever owned in my entire life!

Trying one on for the first time is diffferent !! But it gives a wonderfull outline under vintage and contemporary items .Try one out !

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