Month: October 2006

Berlei and history of sizing

Anne posted an interesting comment and I wanted to put it out here before it got lost. In response to the entry History of Women’s Sizing pt.2, Anne writes:

Actually, the first large-scale scientific study of women’s body measurements was done well before the 1940s, in Australia:

“In 1926-27, at his instigation, a vast and systematic anthropometrical survey of women’s measurements was made.