Corsets have had their day

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Dear Sir, – I have noticed in “London Life” recently one or two letters about tight lacing servants. Do the writers of these letters seriously expect sensible readers of your little paper to believe what they write? As if any sensible modern girls who take a pride in their appearance would admit to be dressed … Continue reading Corsets have had their day

A wasp waist enthusiast

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Dear Sir, – Very many thanks for the wonderful photograph of the wasp waisted South African young lady, which appeared in the splendid Autumn Album of “London Life.” I wonder how many of your readers, on looking at this photography noticed that the young lady was wearing enormously high heels. The shadow of these heels … Continue reading A wasp waist enthusiast

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