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The word brassiere is the full original use of the abbreviated word "bra".

The term brassiere was used by the Evening Herald in Syracuse, New York, in 1893.  It gained wider acceptance in 1904 when the DeBevoise Company used it in their advertising copy—although the word is actually Norman French for a child's undershirt. In French, it is called a soutien-gorge (literally, "throat-supporter").  It and other early versions resembled a camisole stiffened with boning.  Vogue magazine first used the term brassiere in 1907, and by 1911 the word had made its way into the Oxford English Dictionary.  On 3 November 1914, the newly formed U.S. patent category for "brassieres" was inaugurated with the first patent issued to Mary Phelps Jacob. 

In the 1930s brassiere was gradually shortened to bra.

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Cotton Bras 

Jogging Bras 

Cotton Jog Bras 

Maternity Bras 

Plus Size Bras 

Petite Bras 

Cotton Posture Bras 

Seamless Underwire Cotton Bras

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