* If you love 1950s fashion then our iconic Maitresse Bullet Bra is an essential addition to your lingerie collection
* Expertly graded for a modern fit on fuller busts
* Smaller than a DD cup? Check our out Maitresse Nouveau Bullet Bra designed for smaller busts
* Soft cup (your breast fills the cup to make the bullet shape just like in the 1950s)
* Mostly non-stretch band with elastic centre front and back for fit
* 2 row, 3 column hook fastening at back
* Satin: 100% polyester
Bullet bras were originally available in cup sizes B to D. Goodness knows what happened if you were bigger than a D cup (note: you would have just gone up a band size or 3, hardly ideal). When we launched our Maitresse Bullet Bra in 2003 we used traditional grading methods and really pushed them as far as we could.
Over the last decade bra fitting and grading has evolved considerably so we decided to take our bullet bras back to the drawing board. The result is an amazing fit whether you're wearing a C cup or FF (as Miss Deadly Red is in the images here).
If you're a DD or E then you should choose your normal bra size. For F and FF cups please read the sizing notes below.
Larger cup sizes generally have more stretch to the band due to the bigger wire spring. As our bullet bras are not underwired, and only have a small piece of elastic they don't stretch as much as modern day bras.
In the images here Miss Deadly Red wears a 32FF which she says she felt very comfortable in. When wearing a high street brand she normally wears a 28GG and I personally felt that a 30G might have been a slightly better band fit - if we made one. Miss Deadly Red does not wear bullet bra pads in the images.
If you are a F or FF cup I would consider going up a band size and down a cup size. If you would like to check before ordering please drop Hannah a line (at 34E she fits into our Curve Bullet Bra) with your underbust measurement and the size and brands you normally wear - firstname.lastname@example.org
I went to the London branch today for a private consultation & am so pleased I did. Thinking I was too big for any bra I came out with a bullet bra. It is so comfortable & has really changed my shape. It makes me look slimmer & I feel great in it. I'm usually a 34G but I ended up getting a 38F! So it was worth travelling up to London to get properly fitted.
Lucy, 28 Nov 2017
Perfect fit! This bullet bra is amazing quality, and fits perfect. It makes vintage outfits look so much better. I'll never wear anything else!
MsShipley, 16 Oct 2017
A few days ago I recieved the Maitresse Bullet Bra in size 90G it fits perfectly. In other Bras I often wear a 85 H, but because of the strong material of the underbust the bra fits wonderfully and it is so comfortable to wear.
I'm so so impressed. I always wanted to have a bullet bra, but thought that would never happen in my size range. Now I have one and such a beautiful one. <3
It has a really great push up effect without padding and without wires. I think it is the best fitting bra I own at this point and I think about purchasing the same bra in nude again.
If it helps somebody: My breast tissue isn't that firm and I think that works really good for this bra, because it goes perfectly in this bullet form.
The material is very strong, it hasn't that much elasthan, so I think the bra will last very long and stay in form.
Many many thanks for this bra. <3
Last but not least if you could design a cathedral bra and/or an overwire bra for 90 G or 85 H breasts, I would be so thankful. And it would be awesome if you could design this black maitresse bra with contrast seams in white or red. it would look so awesome.
Don't know if these requests are even possible but a braloving woman can dream. :D
Yvi, 05 Jul 2017
Absolutely gorgeous! A great fit and sooo comfortable. I love my shape in this bra!
Jen951215668, 06 May 2017
I'm a 36G in high street bras so I ordered the 38F. It's a perfect fit and the most comfortable bra I've ever worn! I think I will get the falsies for when I want it to be extra pointy. I'll definitely be trying the Harlow Curve next. Highly recommended!
Ruby, 26 Dec 2016
This is a wonderful bra
CatLovesVintage, 18 Dec 2016
I bought this for my wife, purchased a 38DD which was a little too small. We exchanged for a 40DD which fits perfect. No problems with the exchange either. She loves the fit and the look.
squrt23, 18 Sep 2016
Ordered a 40DD, my high street size is a 38DD, My other WKD bras are a D cup and the fit and shape on me isn't great so am really pleased with the bigger cup and band size! Would love to see bigger cup and band in your other bras then I could replace my other bras from you!
Sus653492495, 07 Sep 2016
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