50s bullet bra
A bullet bra is a slightly padded bra with exaggerated pointedness and concentric stitching to the cups, giving an exaggerated conical shape to the breasts.
In the late 40s, a fashion developed for wearing cone bras. Cone bras gave a subtle, softer conical outline to the bust without the effect being too obvious. Cone bras were usually softline and unpadded and, therefore, quite comfortable to wear. By the 50s, cone bras had been overtaken by the true bullet bra that vintage lovers are still talking about. A true 50s vintage bullet bra has no wiring, and the characteristic concentric stitching gives the bra its rigidity and shape. The 50s bullet bra trend was relatively short and was replaced by softer silhouettes in the 60s.