Have you ever tried on a midcentury dress that fits beautifully everywhere—except for the waist? You are not alone. Believe it or not, the hourglass figure that was so prevalent in the 1950s is disappearing. Researchers are still trying to figure out why women’s waistlines are starting to resemble men’s straight up and down figure. But, this post is about how to give the illusion of an hourglass figure–how to make your waist appear smaller–if you have a more modern body composition.
A Little Mathematical Calculation
The average modern woman’s waistline is 7 1/2” larger than our midcentury counterparts’ 60 years ago. The average woman’s waist was 27” in the 1950’s compared to 34 1/2” now. In 1951, Continue Reading