Skip to main content

How the bra was invented | Moments of Vision 1 - Jessica Oreck

718,006 Views

TEDEd Animation

Let’s Begin…

Lingerie has existed for hundreds of years, but it wasn't until the 1920s that a standardized cup sizing system was invented that changed underwear forever. In the first installment of our ‘Moments of Vision’ series, Jessica Oreck traces the ‘uplifting’ origin of the modern brassiere.

About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jessica Oreck
  • Director Jessica Oreck
  • Animator Jessica Oreck
  • Composer Eli Janney, Nate Shaw
  • Narrator Jessica Oreck

More from Inventions that Shape History