Monday, September 28, 2015

1958 Women's Size Charts - Different from Today!

The Botany book I found from yesterday, the one published in 1958 has a really interesting first page.  Check out the women's size charts from this era.  They look nothing like today's size charts. The last time my waist measured 25 inches, I was about a size 2 or 4; definitely not a 12!  Did we all get larger?  Or did they rename the sizes with smaller sounding sizes for women's egos?  I don't know, but it sure is fun!

women's body measurements
Sizes
12
14
16
18
20
40
42
44


(32)
(34)
(36)
(38)



Bust ..........................................
30 ins.
32 ins.
34 ins.
36 ins.
38 ins.
40 ins.
42 ins.
44 ins.
Waist ........................................
25 ins.
261/2 ins.
28 ins.
30 ins.
32 ins.
34 ins.
36 ins.
38 ins.
Hip (7 ins. below waist) . . . .
33 ins.
35 ins.
37 ins.
39 ins.
41 ins.
43 ins.
45 ins.
47 ins.
men's body measurements







Sizes
36
38
40
42
44



Chest .........................................
36 ins.
38 ins.
40 ins.
42 ins.
44 ins.