1920s Lingerie

Shapely curves were concealed with undefined box-shape fashions... and flat-chested was in!

The 1920s women’s fashions exhibited an unprecedented transformation from the heavily corseted figure of the Victorian era into an almost boyish silhouette. Dresses were shapeless and loose-fitting, with skirt lengths rotating from ankle length to knee length and back again. Shapely curves were concealed with undefined box-shape fashions; and flat-chested was in! Young women took to bandaging their breasts flat to achieve the desired manly outline or wore undergarments just as the Symington Side Lacer that flattened the bust when tightened. Underpinnings reflected the absence of a silhouette the same as dress fashions by mimicking the box shape in slips, chemises and negligees. Illustrated article


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