For some 20th-century women, extreme curves were desirable – and they’d go to unusual lengths to achieve them.
The perception of the ideal body type changes almost as often as the style of the clothes that we choose to dress in. Take the media today, for instance, which bombards society with images of tall, skinny models with chiseled features. But this hasn’t always been the case. In fact, it may be hard to believe, but there was once a time when the latest fad diets promised to help you gain weight. That’s right: women living in the early 1900s wanted curves – and they were willing to make strange lifestyle changes in order to achieve them.