posture, undergarments, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Beauty of line in dress cannot be attained by the dress alone. Ready-to-wear salesladies realize this when they say "This dress will look much better when you have it on." It takes the lines and curves of the body to set off lines of the dress. Few women have perfect figures; yet few women carry to the best advantage the figure they have. As long as women feel that a slouching figure is the shape that is attractive, beauty in body lines is lost. The figure and undergarments form the foundation for the outer clothing. Undergarments are just as essential to beauty as the outer garments. Full undergarments which make bulges and creases in the dress are far too common. Underclothing must be kept clean and fresh. Few people realize the quantity of waste material that is given off by the sweat glands of the body daily. It has been found to average almost three pints. This is absorbed by the clothing worn next to the skin, and so it is necessary that this clothing be very absorbent and easily washed.
Andrews, Anita, "Posture and Undergarments" (1930). SDSU Extension Circulars. 297.