Fashion is shaken at the foundation.
Visualize yourself as you looked beautiful autumn day last year. There's not much of the picture that survives. Not the hemline, waistline or the shoulderline...If you're not a Last-Year Girl. You'll like the feel of a longer, fuller skirt flowing around you as you move...You'll enjoy having hips again - without apologies; and the satisfaction of a small, rounded, tapering waist and of having it show in the snug bodice tops. You can have it all.
Harper's Bazaar, August 1947