Filene's in Boston installed three "Slack Bars." Detroit's J. L. Hudson was forced to open a Trouser Shop for Women. In Chicago, Marshall Field's, The Fair, and Goldblatt Bros, (seven stores) reported trouser sales from five to ten times greater than last year's, and zooming all the time. Countrywide sales average 500% over all previous records.

In short, U.S. women, by the million, have renounced skirts in favor of slacks. They are also renouncing less visible femininities: panties, brassières, slips, and even bloomers and petticoats. They have taken to chemises—not the kind that served as slipcovers under corsets—but a combination one-piece...

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