ILLUSTRATIONS

    The Corset Saleswoman of a Different Age   Frontispiece
  1. A Cretan Snake Goddess of the Recently Excavated Minoan Civilization   8
  2. A Woman of Ancient Greece winds her Bandelette under her Breasts   10
  3. An Oriental Venus of the Classical Age   10
  4. A Corset of Thin Steel of the Time of Catherine de Medici in France
    and Elizabeth in England
      13
  5. A Tight-laced Corset of Puritan Days   14
  6. A Corset with Sleeves which is Part of the Dress   15
  7. The First "Health Corset"   17
  8. The Gibson Girl Figure with its Extraordinary Bend at the Waist   17
  9. The "Cigarette Girl" Figure of the 1920's   19
  10. Free at last! Elastic Revolutionizes Corsetry   19
  11. An All-elastic Corset is Like a New Layer of Muscle   20
  12. One-piece Foundation, or Corselette   24
  13. A Side-hooking Girdle   25
  14. A Busk-front Corset   25
  15. A Semi-step-in   25
  16. The Pantie-girdle   26
  17. The Roll-on   26
  18. A Front-lacing Corset with Busk Fastening   26
  19. A Back-lacing Corset   27
  20. The Brassiere   27
  21. Brassiere for an Off-the-shoulder Line in Dress   27
  22. The Guêpière of the Late Nineteen-forties   28
  23. Another Piece of Fashion Corsetry from the Late Nineteen-forties   28
  24. The Position of the Organs in the Body   30
  25. Good Posture and Bad Posture   31
  26. The Muscles of the Body   34
  27. Nine Different Figure Types   39
  28. How to Measure Correctly.   43-5
    [28(a), 28(b), 28(c)]
  29. Hookside Front-lacing Corset   50
  30. Adjusting the Laces of a Front-lacing Corset   52
  31. How to Fasten a Hookside Girdle   57
  32. Pulling the Garment down with a Long, Steady Pull   57
  33. Fitting a Corselette   58
  34. Test for Bone-length with the Customer Sitting   58
  35. Pull the Garment well up over the Hips   64
  36. Getting into a Boneless Garment   64
  37. The Knack of Doing up a Busk Fastening   67
  38. Correct Way to undo a Busk Fastening   68
  39. Types of Breasts, and the Brassiere Shapes to Fit Them   71
  40. Fitting on a Brassiere   77
  41. The Position and Shape of the Uterus as Pregnancy Develops   88
  42. Three Styles in Maternity Belts   89
  43. How to Lace a Maternity Belt   90
  44. Type of Nursing Brassiere   91
  45. Washing and Drying   100
GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN CORSETRY