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Tight Lacing Doomed

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ïliat English ar.thority, the Westminster Gazeiie, pronounces the vasp walst doomed. It says that while the nows carne from Paris, the accepted fountain liead of all such information, as a matter of fact the fashion comes from the west end of London. It is roally no very new thing in England, this deeire to emulato-lhe outline of the Venus de Milo, with hor waist of generous circumference. "For years the ö-jctors have been decrying the evils of tight lacing, and it only required the exGuse offered by cycling for tlm ladio.s who set fashion of Bngland. nnd of ten of the world, to declare in favor of a return to nature. Gradually the Grecian waist has been gaining popularity. A Regent street ladies' tailor, who has sold, he declare a thousand cycling habits this season, Btated this morning that his books undoubtedly prove that the standard ia increasing. 'They are letting hemselves go more and more,' he said, waxing enthusiastic on the subject, 'even llioee who aro inclined to be stout. Would you helieve that a lady camo in here not long ago and was measured for a morning gown with a tweiity-five Inch waist? When she came to have It fitted her waist measurement was twenty-seven inches and we had to alter the gown accordingly. Wcaxe glad enough to notice the changing fashion and we encourage it all we can. It is much easier for us to give a stylish cut and a perfect fit if ws follow nature, by which I mean narrow sleeves, a flat back and a large waist.' The buyer in the coetume department of one of the largest and most fashionable west end establishments, who has just returned from Paris, stated to our representative that the change is not very perceptible there at present either on the street or ín the shops. He agreed that the standard was steadily increasing, but doubted whether any sudden revolutioa in form could be expected. It was a matter in which the costumers were at the mercy of the customers, an interesting reversal of the usual arr.ïngement."


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