Sixty years of inch­ing ahead

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

It’s not just busts that have got­ten big­ger – in the last 60 years we’ve gained in height, have larger feet, and added a few inches to our waist­lines.

Ac­cord­ing to lin­gerie brand Blue­bella, in 1957 the aver­age woman in the UK was only 5ft 2ins tall, weighed 9st 10lbs, wore size three shoes, and size 12 dresses. To­day, Miss Aver­age is 5ft 5ins and weighs 11 stone, while her feet are size six, and her dress size has grown to a curvy 16. Thank­fully, we’re not still taking home the aver­age £10 a week earned by those work­ing in the 1950s.


Bra size: 34B Height: 5ft 2ins Weigh: 9st 10lbs Waist size: 28ins Shoe size: 3 Dress size: 12


Bra size: 36DD Height: 5ft 5ins Weigh: 11st Waist size: 34ins Shoe size: 6 Dress size: 16

Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe in the 1950s and pre­sen­ter Kelly Brook in 2016

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