Corsets in Wartime

The Waterford News - 16th of February 1917, Page 5

Corsets in Wartime
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CORSETS IN WAR TIME.

There could seem to be no connection between corsets and munitions, but cotton and steel are essential war materials, and both are extensively used in the fashioning of corsets. These articles are therefore, like everything else, costing more, but corset manufacturers are happily of opinion that prices will return to the normal when the war is over. It is not, however, wise to buy or to wear cheap corsets, which are neither as well cut nor as comfortable as the more expensive makes. The present silhouette in corsets is all that can be desired, because it in no way distorts but follows natural lines. The long corset gives the effect of slenderness to even a full figure; it has consequently been retained, although when fuller skirts came in it was suggested that shorter corsets would be necessary.


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