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25 Weird And Wonderful Bras From Triumph Lingerie

Luxurious undergarments and Japan's predilection for useless inventions, together at last. The Triumph Lingerie company is fond of unveiling novelty bras in Japan on a yearly basis, most of which never get past the prototype phase. Here are but a few.

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2. The Recycled Bra

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Each bra and briefs pair are made from three and a half plastic bottles, 100 percent polyethylene terephthalate broken down into chips, chemically reprocessed into thread and then woven into fabric and lace.

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6. The Anti-Smoking Manifesto Bra

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Holds a capsule containing a lavender fragrance, which calms feelings of irritation while attempting to give up smoking and supposedly alters the taste of cigarettes into something unpleasant. 2003.

8. The Haru-Urara Bra

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Haru-urara is a popular racing horse in Japan that has never won a single race, loved for her determination. Features a dye-technology that uses real carrots. 2004.

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13. The No More Plastic Bags Bra

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Converts into a shopping bag, meant to raise awareness amongst customers to reduce the usage of plastics bags for the good of the environment. 2006.

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21. The Support Japan Bra

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Words of encouragement from 54 individuals in 36 countries and regions are printed along with corresponding flags on the bra corset and skirt, to bring hope to the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. 2011.

22. The Konkatsu Bra

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Konkatsu literally means "marriage hunting." Features a marriage countdown clock showing the marriage deadline set by the wearer. When an engagement ring is inserted between the cups the melody of "The Wedding March" is played. 2009.