Best: Figure 5

Figure 5

This advertisement from 1928 claimed the Berlei reducing corset was "the surest, safest way to slenderise - thousands of lovelier women prove it". The two young women, who look like extremely unlikely candidates for reducing corsets, could be posited as successful 'afters' while the Berlei logo, below this image, with the five figure types shows the deficient 'befores'.
New: 10 June 1996
Latest: 10 June 1996