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The Jazz Age and the Birth of Plus Size


Debbie Sessions at Vintage Dancer in 1920’s Plus Size Fashion in the Jazz Age offers a quick rundown of the birth of the term plus size in the midst of the jazz age.

Vogue weighed in on the matter at the time with, “surely the makers of the mode do not expect all women whose waist-lines measure more than 34 inches to retired to one of those communities where the genial garment known as the Mother Hubbard is the last word in dress.”

For many years, they more or less did.  

#everythingwillbedifferent 

Universal Standard Women's Clothing   

Enid Stamp Taylor, 1924, Actress and Plus Size Flapper

 

Beth Ditto in Flapper Mode