Fashion: The Facts of the Matter

To fashion's delight and men's despair, women and foundation garments have been inseparable for years. Feast or famine, thick or thin (mostly thick) they have clung to each other, lending ironclad support here (with a corset), whaleboned comfort there (with a waist cincher), out-and-out camouflage (with a wire-braided bustle or a foam-rubber bust) as far as the eye could see. Trouble was, the eye could never see far enough to know for sure where the padding left off and the girl began. Now, at long last, it is all quite clear. Thanks...

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