The delightful modern girl

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Dear Sir. – I was very pleased to see that two correspondents had the courage to express their opinion of the remarkable letter sent you by “Tightness for Smartness.” In these enlightened days it is difficult to understand such views, and yet there are undoubtedly numbers of women who honestly believe that tight-lacing is essential … Continue reading The delightful modern girl

Maids in uniform

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Dear Sir, – The contributions of “Smart Service” and “Victorian” to your readers page should be a distinct inducement to girls who fight shy of domestic service. May the experience of a maid who is happily employed by a most considerate mistress be permitted please. Some four years ago I was chosen from a batch … Continue reading Maids in uniform

Rewarded for Tight-Lacing

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Dear Sir, – My experience in the matter of corsetting may be of some interest to your readers. Nearly six years ago I replied to a advertisement for a “personal maid, tall and naturally slim,” After I was engaged, my employers intimated that she also supplied my wardrobe, as she required her own maid to … Continue reading Rewarded for Tight-Lacing

Advantages of Corsets

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Sir, – I am not yet amongst the ancients, yet I have had over twenty years experience of corsets and corseting; perhaps my views may be of some help to modern girls. 1905 marked the beginning of the last phase of the last tightlacing period; and it was in that year, when I was fifteen, … Continue reading Advantages of Corsets

A cure for Stooping

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Dear Sir, – I noticed a letter from a “London Life” reader in last week’s issue dealing with corsets for men. I do not see why a gentleman should not adopt stays as a means of retaining his figure. When once they have become used to the wearing of corsets it is generally found that … Continue reading A cure for Stooping