A weekly-ish blog sharing my series of collages about growing up in the South during the 1950s.
My goodness, the tortures women have had to go through to attain the feminine ideal. Whenever my wife and I watch a film from the 50s, we're always amazed that every leading actress seems to have an 18 inch waist.
Yes, and wearing girdles was never questioned. I guess the "bra-less" generation changed that.
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I remember hearing older women say that pregnant girls should wear girdles to "hold the baby up", and wondering what would happen to their circulation. Quite a few of those girls ended up with red spidery veins on their legs.