* 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 - email@example.com
I bought this bullet bra and it fit perfectly. It is very nicely made and has nice seams. Would highly recommend it to anyone.
Beautiful bra, 28 Jul 2017
I was fed up with the appearance of my bust which in everyday bras just looked bulky or lumpy. I'm petite but not in the boob area, so I read up on minimiser bras. I came across an article which said a bullet bra would give my boobs a better definition and outline, as opposed to tucking breast tissue into my underarms. So I ordered the Harlow Bullet Bra Curve.
What do I think? The shaping it gives through my clothes is lovely - my bust area looks less like a bumpy pillow above my waste and a lot more like shapely boobs. Although my bust is far more defined it looks younger, perkier and prettier.
I was a touch worried that "vintage" design might mean great granma's underwear, but not so, the soft peachy fabric is attractive and a perfect colour for my skin tone and for under most clothing.
Ongoing: I shall be buying more of these and it inspired me to try a waspie. The shipping is fast; packaging lovely and I'm very impressed.
Cookie, 24 Jul 2017
I've worn the original WKD Harlow bullet bra for about 7 years now. I was measured as a 32F and wore this size until a minor design change (I think) in 2013 when I found that I wasn't getting the same fit. When this Curve design was released in ordered 30FF & 32FF as I've generally found WKD bras to come up larger underbust. However I ended up perfectly sized as a 34FF (albeit wearing the tightest hook & eye fastening). I'm really impressed with the new design, the cups have been graded well and I feel give a pointer shape compared to the old style which was a bit more "tubular" at the tips. Super comfortable and flattering, I wear this with a Glamour Waspie every day. My only issue is that I find WKD bra straps to be always too long. I make them as short as possible but still find them too long.
Would highly recommend, fits larger sizes beautifully. For reference I wear 32FF in Bravissimo & M&S.
LEBudd , 22 Feb 2017
I was so pleased with this bra, having worn it for the first time for a 14 hour stint with no discomfort whatsoever, that i ordered one in black too. The fit is excellent and so comfortable, (unlike the non-WKD underwired bra I'm wearing as I type this which after only a couple of hours is digging in and riding up) and I just love the shape it gives. Can't wait for the warmer weather to wear it under t-shirts. I've only ever worn underwired bras before as I'm a 30F and feel I need the support, but with it's wide band and well shaped cups the bullet bra is amazing.
RS50, 09 Jan 2017
I must admit that this bullet bra is the most comfortable bra I own! I love it as there is no wire's at all, but because of the under band and cup shape it gives full surport! I would never be able to get away with a non wired bra as I find they give no surport, but 'what Katie did' bras especially the bullet bra gives good surport no matter what your size is! I'm usually a 30F in most brands, I ordered a 30F and it fitted perfectly! I got advice with the fit as I wasn't sure what size to order, they said that with the bullet bra's to order your usual standerd size. I will defiantly be buying another one of these!
Retro_girl , 28 Dec 2016
I am so glad the sizes of this bra have been extended! I used to be an F, now I am an FF. I wear the same size in the high street brands as the model, but after wearing nothing but WKD for the past year, I can't go back to that!
I want to live in WKD forever! These bras are so comfortable and give such a fabulous shape. I'm not fidgeting with it all day, I don't want to rip it off six hours later, and it turns an ordinary looking sweater into something extraordinary.
My breasts are now very firm and round and no amount of coaxing would make them fill out the cups as they used to, so I had to get the fillers to keep these becoming flat at the ends. Of course, this means I have some spillage over the top, but it is not noticeable under clothing, nor is it any amount of uncomfortable. I feel like I can't lose with this bra! Very happy with my purchases.
P.S. I really hope this cup size will make a more regular appearance in future lingerie sets!
Pudgy Piggy, 11 Dec 2016
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
In order to leave a review you must login to your What Katie Did account. Click the button below to go to the login page.
Please note: if you do not have an account you can create one from the same link.