Plastape Poses

Poses (pronounced poh-ZAYS) were introduced in 1949 as an alternative brassiere that attached to the chest by means of adhesive strips of something called Plastape. "Place them in position, press with a forefinger — and there you are!"

However, the product proved unpopular. Perhaps because women thought it seemed too much like gluing coffee filters to their chest.

Detroit Free Press - July 10, 1949

But when women didn't go for stick-on plastape bras, the stuff seems to have been repurposed to make venetian blinds.

The Hagerstown Morning Herald - Nov 2, 1951

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Aug 20, 2016
     Category: Fashion | 1940s

And what woman wouldn't want to go out in public with just those and nothing else between her and disaster? I love the fact that they're OK to use in sports (even swimming) because "nothing can displace them until you remove them". How they can achieve that with anything short of double-sided duct tape (which sounds really ouchy on tender skin), I have no idea.
Posted by TheCannyScot on 08/20/16 at 03:00 PM
I typed 'buck brown granny' into google and from the cartoon images it is plain to see that not all should wear these. If Buck's granny wore these pointy things; it would slash out the eyes of the front row at the strip joint as she did a twirl and reveal.
Posted by BMN on 08/20/16 at 06:40 PM
I've heard of exerting a negative air pressure on a mammary gland through nightwear with a gauzy consistency but these are ridiculous!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/20/16 at 11:56 PM
Four bucks for venetian blinds? Wow, the profit margin in that business has increased about ten thousand fold since the 1950s. When the wife had a contractor price new blinds for our house a couple years ago, I thought they had mistakenly quoted the price to build us an entirely new house.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 08/22/16 at 09:12 AM
Why no offering over a B size? I think a gal would get just as much effect if she painted her chest.

Also: How do you make a Venetian blind?
Poke him in the eyes!
Posted by KDP on 08/22/16 at 09:14 AM
So... you could peep through the Plastape blinds at the woman wearing the Plastape bra? Now that's a versatile product!
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/22/16 at 10:37 AM
Similar products are still made, though without the pleated and probably scratchy borders.
Posted by Angie unduplicated on 08/28/16 at 12:00 PM
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