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SHE was considered a fattie in 1957?
Source: Lulu's Vintage
Posted at 06:00 AM in Advertising from the 1950s, Inadvertently Hysterical Vintage Advertising , Vintage Ads, Vintage Advertising to Women, Vintage Direct Response Advertising, Vintage Fashion/Clothing/Footwear Advertising | Permalink
Either the definition of 'stout' has radically changed in 50 years, or those dresses really live up to their claim to "make you look slimmer".
11 October 2007 at 09:54 AM
To me she just looks tall - maybe she has some hips. She doesn't fit the image of "stout" to me - Marilyn Monroe was more "stout" than this Lane Bryant model!
13 September 2008 at 07:41 PM
Lane Bryant has only recently begun to use plus size models in their catalogs. I called them as a teenager and asked about it and was told that plump women want to see slender models for inspiration. They don't want to see what the garment will really look like, which is just absurd. Thankfully they're beginning to come around.
17 September 2008 at 04:37 PM
bop....they actually thought that? haha!
Kelly D |
14 May 2009 at 05:01 PM
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