Triumph celebrates 125 years of bras with vintage range… without a whalebone in sight

What a Triumph! Lingerie brand celebrates 125 years of the bra with vintage range (and there”s not a whalebone in sight)

Triumph - the firm behind the first bra commercially available to women - has launched the Vintage Collection to bring revamped Triumph designs into the present day

Celebration: Triumph – the firm behind the first bra commercially available to women – has launched the Vintage Collection to bring revamped Triumph designs into the present day

The collection features lingerie in Vintage Lace, Vintage Touch and black and white Fifties-inspired Vintage Corsage

History: The collection features lingerie in Vintage Lace, Vintage Touch and black and white Fifties-inspired Vintage Corsage

Very modern vintage: Triumph Very modern vintage: Triumph

Very modern vintage: Triumph”s Vintage Collection celebrates retro styling married with modern technology. Left, lace body dress, 109; right, pink corset, 101

Very modern vintage: Triumph Very modern vintage: Triumph

Vintage with a twist: The lingerie echoes shapes of the past but is much more comfortable to wear. Left, high-waisted briefs and bra, both 63

Very modern vintage: Triumph Very modern vintage: Triumph

Wasp-waisters and corsets feature heavily in the line, all inspired by the long heritage of Triumph International. Left, waist-slimmer, 74; floral corset, 93

1886: The very first bra invented by Triumph was called the Bust Improver

The very first bra invented by Triumph was called the Bust Improver

Retro: A Triumph International shoot in Hyde Park, 1965

A very retro Triumph International shoot in Hyde Park

Amanda Adey wearing a swimsuit at a 1980 shoot for Triumph Model Amanda Adey wearing a swimsuit by Triumph International for a 1908 photocall

Model Amanda Adey wears a cut-out swimsuit by Triumph International for an eighties photocall

Model Jane Sumner pictured in a 1983 Trimuph International swimwear advert

Model Jane Sumner pictured in a 1983 Triumph International swimwear advert

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Triumph”s Bijou lingerie set is modelled by a curvy brunette, proving that by today”s standards

2006: A Triumph fashion show held in Dusseldorf, Germany

A Triumph fashion show held in Dusseldorf, Germany

2007: Louise Redknapp is unveiled as the new face of Triumph

Louise Redknapp is unveiled as the new face of Triumph

2011: A model wears Triumph on the catwalk at Somerset House as part of London Fashion Week

A model wears Triumph on the catwalk at Somerset House as part of London Fashion Week