Dear Sir, – The letters in your up-to-date paper on smartly dressed maidservants prompt me to write about a friend of mine who has adopted this policy with great success. By ordering unusual high wages she was able to have her pick of fifty or sixty applicant, and finally choose a tall fair girl, whose … Continue reading How to solve the servant question
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
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
Dear Sir, – Can any reader tell me the secret of “Complete Comfort,” claimed by Tiny Waisters of only a few months training? I have been laced from childhood but I would never go so far as to pretend that I am ever comfortable; yet I delight in my figure and consider the sensation of … Continue reading Tortures of tight corsets
Dear Sir, – I am afraid that your correspondent Evelyn March will have some difficulty in gathering the information she requires regarding small waists. I very much doubt the existence of real wasp waists such as were fashionable in my young days. I have often wondered after reading the letters on tight lacing if our … Continue reading Do men admire the modern girl?
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
Dear Sir, – Much good ink has been spilled from time to time in condemning those delightful articles of feminine wear-viz.: high heels, corsets, garters and gloves. For our so-called vanity we must suffer the penalty of indigestion for wearing tight corsets: various veins are the result of tight garters and high heels: whilst poor … Continue reading Are feminine fashions injurious
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
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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