However, their figures were actually more of a problem for manufacturers because the "young girl figure," described as slim and "undeveloped," did not conform to usual descriptions of figure types which required corseting. The 1920s corset panic heightened manufacturers' attention to the young girl figure not only because younger women were most likely to achieve the corsetless look without a corset, but also because the fashionable 1920s silhouette was based on the young girl figure.
"Corseting the Corsetless Figure," Vogue, January 1914, p.
(43.) Allen, "Corseting the Curved Back Figure," Corsets & Lingerie, June 1921, p.