Thanks to the World Wide Web, you can find both original vintage bras as well as excellent reproductions of some of the pasts most extraordinary bra styles. Check out the book Virtual Vintage: The Insider's Guide to Buying and Selling Fashion Online for ideas and sources.
With original vintage, a reputable dealer will mention slight imperfections in the descriptions, however, it is possible for vintage lingerie to have the occasional snag, storage soil or age freckles. Often, original vintage bras are new, have never been worn and in excellent condition.
Wearing vintage is a wonderful and fun way of connecting with our past. Whether original or a reproduction, slipping into a 1940s Bullet Bra will give you the famous Sweater Girl look of the Hollywood stars.
Or, perhaps you prefer to slip farther back in time and try out a corset. Today's styles of yesterday's underwear include back-lacing, boned corsets with a Victoria feel and waist-cinching look. So if Moulin Rouge is more your style, a corset may be the perfect fashion accessory for you.
No matter what you choose, buy a vintage bra size and bra style that fits your body and body type. Vintage bras are the perfect every day costume. Go for it.