Here are some links to materials on the history of the bra. For a more complete and illustrated history, please consult ourGoingBraless Forum.
The Brassiere: It can really kill you
(From Useless Information)
History of the Bra
History of the bra, or brassiere
(From: The breast site)
Where did the Brassiere come from?
The History of the Brassiere
"Herstory" of the bra
(By Jessica Greenwell, University of Louisville)
If you know of other useful sources, please let us know!