Psycho trend: Janet Leigh’s bra looks in Hitchcock movie are hotter than ever Bramania.

61 years ago, the Hitchcock movie Psycho was released with a promotional poster that showed Janet Leigh in her bra. The daring image caused quite a scandal at the time. Fast-Forward to nowadays and the bra has become the star of the runway shows.

Alfred Hitchcock and actress Janet Leigh during the shooting of Psycho.

Daring, for so many reasons

Besides being considered the mother of all horror movies, Psycho was very daring, and not only because of the bra moments. The murder scene in the shower is probably one of the best-known scenes in all cinema. Who doesn’t remember Janet Leigh screaming while being stabbed in the Bates Motel shower? The Master of Suspense’s film was probably the first movie to show such violence being inflicted on a woman. Additionally, the scenes of the actress in her underwear were very spicy for that time. But the bra scenes weren’t only sexy, they were symbolic. Sir Alfred Hitchcock wanted to show Marion’s transformation throughout the film. She went from an “angelic” girl in the opening scene, with Janet Leigh wearing a white bra, to becoming the “bad” Marion in a black bra after she steals money and has to flee.

Janet Leigh in a bra in various scenes of Hitchcock movie Psycho.

Bra, the star of summer 21

Things have changed a lot since the release of the Hitchcock movie Psycho, and lingerie has come a long way. However, as you already know the bra-like crop tops are the trend of summer 2021. It’s all because luxury fashion houses like Jacquemus, Chanel and Versace included them in their summer/spring 2021 collections. So just put on your favorite pair of high waist jeans and you’re all set!

Three models on the catwalk wearing bras as tops.

Who’s wearing it

And the trend has taken over Instagram too.  Movie stars, models and fashionistas are wearing the undergarment as shirts, under oversized blazers, sheer blouses or matching cashmere cardigans.

Among the many who have adopted the trend are Emily Ratajkowski, Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes and Bella Hadid.

Either sporty, bralette, bandeau or structured bustier, the bra is the piece of clothing you need to show off this year. I don’t know about you but I’ve already started my plank exercises!

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