The period from 1913 to 1921 is incredibly interesting in social history. Â In 8 years there is an enormous shift in beauty and societal standards. Â World War I left Victorian and Edwardian morals behind, and ushered in the modern woman. Â While the outward silhouette of fashion changes a great deal in this period, body ideals, and the undergarments that supported them, underwent a more subtle change.
This series looks at body ideals in the WWI period, and how they changed over the seven year period. Â It also covers how corsets and other undergarments were used to achieve the ideal figure and â€˜correctâ€™ the less than ideal figure in the 1913-1921 period.
- Part I: The Ideal WWI Figure: a range of Ideals
- Part II: Breaking Down the Elements that Made the â€˜Idealâ€™ figure
- Part III: The Changing Ideal Figure, 1913-1921
- Part IV: Staying Fashionable and Supporting a Full BustÂ