Turner Classic Movies has become a favorite place for me to go after a tiring day in the real estate world. One that I am watching now is "On the Town" which was done in 1949. It's a musical and the female stars had short hair and longer dresses. All of a sudden the star above came out with what had to be a 25" waistline.
And then, all of another sudden, I remembered the Home Ec class that all the girls in the tiny school that I attended were taught sewing, cooking, and all things feminine. The teacher stressed that girls ideal waist size was 25"! I hustled into a closet and dragged out an old picture album that I, like all kids kept back then, and found this picture with friends and me at Panama City Florida. Short shorts! Belted to show small waists, I assume.
So the question is, was I thinking wrong or was 25" really the desired waist size???