Not Just For Kids: The History Of "Junior" Sizing

Unless you've got a penchant for stretch-cotton graphic tees and sandblasted denim, the junior's department is usually an area to avoid. But back in the '50s when the term was coined, junior sizing wasn't made specifically for teens (and teens' tastes), but rather for a very specifically shaped woman. Ladies with high busts, slim waists, and a smaller torsos were considered "junior-miss" sized, and dresses that featured full skirts, bodice detailing, and cinched waists were considered junior styles. Check out more sizing history on Couture Allure Vintage.

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