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HOW ABOUT NOW?
I wonder if they got hot! In the 13ths and 14th centuries, fashion emphasized the trim silhouette. In the 16th century, the skirts grew heavier and wider and a woman's small waist meant wealth and rank. Into the 19th century, corsets were very popular in Europe and America. The perfect waist was 18-19inches around . Society demanded the tiny "wasp-waisted" look! Do wasps like the "people-waisted" look?
girl started to wear corsets around age 14. After years of pulling corsets
tighter and tighter, they dislocated internal organs--
constricting the lungs and heart, putting pressure on the liver, pushing
up the stomach , squeezing the small intestines and bowels, and compressing
the bladder. Poor
Everything shifted up and down to leave the waist empty.
A wasp-waist was not an easy thing to get!
Here's how to cut a piece of paper to have an 18" opening, just the size of the "perfect" waist! Compare yours! GO!