Who invented the brassiere? February 21, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Inventions New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacobs patented the first brassiere in 1914. She had devised it for her own use as an alternative to the corset, which showed under her sheer gown. The first bra was made from ribbon and handkerchiefs. Related PostsWho invented the term Fifth Column?When was the chair invented?Who invented the toothbrush?Who invented shrapnel?Who invented the rubber band?