As would be expected, the dresses I liked were completely out of my price range ($20,000 for one) but I dream nonetheless.
However, as I perused longingly through the collection I noticed the measurements given for one of the dresses - a 21 inch waist!
I knew Audrey Hepburn was petite, but oh my gosh.
I also recently read that, with the help of corsets, Dita von Teese can make her waist 18 inches (?!)
Although I can never hope to attain these tiny measurements it did remind me of a number of dresses in my wardrobe which don't fit me because the waist is just that too small (they are around 25-26 inches). Unfortunately as you would all know, this is the downside of wearing vintage - the waists are often impossibly small. So my quest for the new year is to lose one inch from my waist. Can I do it??
With the help of my pilates instructor who is an ex-ballet dancer (and believes pilates is a synonym for torture) I think I can. I have found a pilates exercise involving twisting your torso with a medicine ball gets some results. Does anyone else have any tips for me?
I will keep you posted on my progress over the next few months - hopefully I will be waisting away! (get it?)
Vintage Suburbia x