IN THE EDITORS’ CONFIDENCE

Don’t look now, but the bustle is back again

September 14 1957
IN THE EDITORS’ CONFIDENCE

Don’t look now, but the bustle is back again

September 14 1957

Don’t look now, but the bustle is back again

IN THE EDITORS’ CONFIDENCE

All right, men, you can stop snickering at those Notman fashion photos of the women in the funny dresses. The pictures reproduced here ought to convince the most skeptical that there's nothing newunder the sun. The crinoline and bustle are still around; in fact they’re high fashion today. Women have been wearing stiff petticoats and modern versions of the hoop skirt for several years — and so have little girls. Now' it looks as if the accent is again going to be on the rear. Why, we’d hardly completed our investigation into the bustle when darned if w'e didn't come across a news photo of Mrs. William Randolph Hearst Jr. wearing one. Turns out she was named one of the best-dressed women of 1956. Take a look at the show windows, men, and you’ll go grey. Women are going back to wearing tails again, if we’re any judge of

matters. We wonder if the reasons are the same as they were in 1870. (For reasons, see page 30.)