The 2024 Met Gala introduced forth many tendencies, florals chief amongst them. However one widespread look that emerged from the primary Monday in Could wasn’t fairly as anticipated: the bullet bra.

Conical breasts have been all around the Met carpet and the after-parties. Kylie Jenner wore a form-fitting Oscar de la Renta column gown affixed with a floor-sweeping practice. However probably the most eye-catching piece of her look was undoubtedly her cone-shaped bust. And Jenner wasn’t the one one to present the look a go on the Met. Charli XCX, in Marni, donned a punky gown made out of deconstructed T-shirts. She additionally adopted the bullet bra, which she stored on by way of the after events, the place she wore a hand-painted gown, additionally by Marni. (Charli appears significantly eager on reviving the look—an exaggerated bullet bra might be seen at the back of her 360 music video, which she launched on right this moment.)

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Kylie Jenner in Oscar de la Renta on the 2024 Met Gala

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Charli XCX in Marni on the 2024 Met Gala

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Cardi B, who hosted a FWRD x Revolve post-Met celebration, wore a red-hot Revolve quantity full with the Maidenform-esque bra high. And, within the pointiest cones of the evening, Paloma Elsesser rocked a pale pink satin Vaquera minidress with a fashion-forward bubble skirt, and netted veil.

The conical bra instantly attracts to thoughts Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, and Jean Paul Gaultier. However its origins are far much less glamourous. The bullet bra was created throughout World Conflict II to supply the best degree of safety to the ladies working in factories. The look didn’t make its approach into mainstream trend till the Nineteen Fifties, when Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield adopted the “Sweater Woman” fashion—sporting body-hugging sweaters that accentuated the breasts. The assertion look returned to the zeitgeist in 1990, when Madonna launched into her Blond Ambition Tour, sporting the Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra corset, which has now grow to be synonymous with the singer.

Can we count on much more bullet bras following the 2024 Met Gala? Solely time will inform! However in the mean time, have a look under on the current surge in conical busts, and the seems to be that impressed the development.

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Charli XCX in Marni after the 2024 Met Gala

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