Happy Tuesday Swimwear and Lingerie fans!

Happy Memorial Day yesterday to all of my lovely American readers. I hope you had a wonderful long weekend and were able to enjoy it.

On a personal note, yesterday blew big time for me, as I was quite ill and had to leave work early.

Sick Days suck!

Sick Days suck!

FYI that’s why there was no posting on Monday and I do apologize, but I wasn’t in any shape to type or speak to people. I was shaking and hunched over the procelain throne.

It’s Totally Retro Tuesday and I have a lovely little vintage bra ad for your reading pleasure.

There’s some interesting illustrative work going on here isn’t there?

For instance, why is the “large” bust picture featuring a woman with a bust that looks to be waaaay smaller than the “Small” bust pictued woman?

Perspective is a funny thing

Perspective is a funny thing

Are they implying that bigger busted girls want to be small and dainty and smaller cup/banded girls want to be bigger?

Seriously? This old song and dance again?

Seriously? This old song and dance again?

If that stereotypical kind of “women want what they can’t have” kind of ideology is truly what they’re selling, then why are the bras for small busts designed “With No Pads!”

Seriously! Mixed messages much?

Seriously! Mixed messages much?

It’s kinda weird that the middle ground lady seems to have the largest boobs of them all isn’t it?

Things that make you go.... never mind, I don't want that song stuck in my head again... damnit!

Things that make you go…. never mind, I don’t want that song stuck in my head again… damnit!

Obviously I’m totally into the whole longline bra style for larger sizes {that’s a prety easy sell for me} but did you happen to notice the “X” on the center gore?

GASP! Did Playtex totally skeeve their cross your heart lift and separate stylings from these “Sensational New, Scientifically Designed (patente pending) Bras For Large Medium and Small Busts”?

Scientifically designed? Wow! I wonder if they created a time machine and blitzed ahead to the future to see Playtex’s “Cross Your Heart Bra” and ripped that seriously-ahead-of-its-time design off from them. In which case my apologies to Playtex for assuming it was the other way around.

Those sneaky time jumping science mastering ba$)@^ds!

Those sneaky time jumping science mastering ba$)@^ds!

I think the tag line is my favourite part of this retro lingerie ad; “Correct and flatter your individual bust problems INSTANTLY!”

Wait… what?

Why would I want to flatter my bust problems?

Cheers,

Maggie

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