Foreign News: Battle of the Bulge

The fact was not pretty, but hundreds of thousands of young British women had to face it. In their years of work in war factories and the services they had become bigger in the wrong places—hands, feet and hips.

The average British girl of 25 now wears gloves and shoes at least one size larger than did the British girl who was 25 in 1939. Around the hips she is a 38, two inches broader than her older sister was six years ago. Dress designers have rallied to fight the battle of the bulge—with greatly exaggerated squaring of shoulders, nipped-in waists, cascading...

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