I just have to share this with you. While browsing etsy (as I have been known to do) I found this gorgeous 1950s dress from a shop called My Favorite Vintage: Described as "Sky blue linen with pockets, excellent condition, waist: 24 inches."
24 inches? Twenty four inches???
My eight year old daughter (who is very slim for her age) has a 21 inch waist.
I'm going to go eat a Twinkie now and try not to think about it.