Made in the 1920's, this charming bandeau or binding bra was designed to compress down and streamline the bustline, creating the fashionable silhouette associated with the 1920s.
It is a beautiful piece made from cream satin. It fastens down the left side with hooks and is boned in the centre front. It also has a hook in the front where it would be secured to a corset.
There is writing on the inside stating this is a 34" bust.
Length in the centre front 9 3/8"
Underarm length 6 5/8"
Wearable but not perfect and there are some points to note;
- there is a darn on the right side hem and this has been strengthened with a patch on the inner - see photo
- there are some small marks, commensurate with age