Waist Idols and How to Get Waisted

#MarilynMonroe‘s size has always been a debate. Nobody seems to know or are able to get it down to the exact size. So was she a UK or US size 16, 14 or 12? Somebody said she was a size 14 but since her clothes were made to measure, she preferred to wear a size 12 well fitted style. Vintage patterns actually revealed that the 1950s size 14 is a size 8 UK today and a Size 12 is a size 6 UK now. Though Marilyn’s weight fluctuated throughout the years like most women, according to her dressmaker and her studio, here are her measurements below

Marilyn Monroe’s vital statistics
Height: 5 feet 5½ inches
Bust: 35-37 inches
Waist: 22-23 inches
Hips: 35-36 inches
Bra size: 36D
Marilyn was really blessed with a tiny waist with a full bodied hourglass shape. It’s no wonder that all her clothes were made to measure.
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Brigitte Bardot’s measurements
These measurements are from 1956. There are also reports that her waist was a tiny 19 inches at one point fuelling the argument that Bardot was the original size zero girl…
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 20 inches
Hips: 35 inches
Bra size: 36B
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Elizabeth Taylor’s measurements
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 21 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Bra size: 36c
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Sophia Loren claims to have kept pretty much the same figure since the 1950s. In 1957 her figure was:
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Bust: 38 inches
Waist: 24 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Bra size: 38c
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Audrey Hepburn’s measurements
Famous for her slender gamine figure, Audrey Hepburn still had a real hourglass figure if you look at her statistics!
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Bust: 34 inches
Waist: 20 inches
Hips: 34 inches
Bra size: 34A
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How did 1950s models get such tiny waists? The low down on waist training

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