Mad Men kicks off in the age of Marilyn, and the show’s resident sex symbol is Joan, the curvaceous office manager who would scoff at the thought of wearing a minimizer bra. Back then, big busts and corresponding hips were in, and while small waists were part of the deal, size 2 wasn’t something to strive for. Fashion flattered the hourglass figure, not the straight and narrow. Women looked more like females — you know, the gender capable of producing and nursing another human being — than like adolescent boys. Alas, this is the early ’60s. Soon Twiggy will come along and ruin everything.
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