Men Dislike Deformities

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To the Editor, London Life.Dear Sir,For my own part, I have no hesitation in saying “No!” I like to see a woman as God ordained her to be, and not one of those silly creatures who are afraid of showing the figure Nature has given her. “Wasp-Waist” (a fascinating title) must be very vain to … Continue reading Men Dislike Deformities

Admires Wasp Waists

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Sir, – Did I see a devotee of Victorian fashions in Farringdon street the other day? A girl wearing a blue coat, fur-trimmed at collar and cuffs, obviously extremely laced. As “Victorian” once wrote in your paper, her walk gave it away. Also the “hang” of her coat at the waist. I followed her from … Continue reading Admires Wasp Waists

How Tiny Waists Were Cultivated

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In the great capitals of the world, prior to 1910, there were many corsetierers who had extensive facilities for assisting young fashionable ladies to acquire the maximum slenderness of waist. Some corset shops catered entirely to the Tiny Waist trade, and many of the larger shops made cultivation of extremely small waists a speciality.It was … Continue reading How Tiny Waists Were Cultivated

Will Corset Wearers Explain?

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Dear Sir – The correspondence in your paper on the subject of corsets has been extremely interesting and I hope those who have had actual experience either past or present will continue to give their views. Will someone explain just how the figure was reduced during the training period with a description of the corsets … Continue reading Will Corset Wearers Explain?

Admires Wasp Waists

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Sir, – Did I see a devotee of Victorian fashions in Farringdon street the other day? A girl wearing a blue coat, fur-trimmed at collar and cuffs, obviously extremely laced.As “Victorian” once wrote in your paper, her walk gave it away. Also the “hang” of her coat at the waist.I followed her from Farringdon Street … Continue reading Admires Wasp Waists

Should men wear corsets

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Dear sir – Although it must be several weeks before my letter can reach you, I feel I must send a reply to “Observer’s” letter in your issue of March 20th. My point is that there is a great difference between ordinary corsetting and the extreme tight lacing which he experienced. Indeed, I agree with … Continue reading Should men wear corsets