Unlike what those supermodels in those Victoria's Secret ads would like you to believe, wearing a bra can sometimes be more troublesome than they're worth!

A bra, a short-form for the french word 'Brassiere' are described as a woman's undergarment worn to support and give contour to the breasts. Many have likened wearing a bra to the ancient practice of Chinese foot binding.

Half art, half underwear and entirely jaw-dropping, some bra designs can come across as the most sadistic torture devices ever made. Check out the full gallery by visiting the Refinery29.com