One hundred years ago 19-year-old socialite Mary Phelps Jacobs tied two silk handkerchiefs together to make the modern bra. If it weren't for her, our memories of buying our first bra, a venerable right of passage for any girl, might be replaced by the even more traumatic experience of trying on our first corset. No thank you!
In honor of the undergarment's centennial birthday I want to know: do you recall getting your first bra? Was it totally embarrassing, sort of exciting, or both?