So, I did an Google image search for "Dior A-Line," brought up a photo of a suit labled "Dior H Line" (two out of three ain't bad), clicked on the link to see the picture in its original context, and found myself in a treasure trove of vintage fashion pictures. There was a definite theme to the photos -- the silhouette was all long and lean, very lean. I scroll down a little more and find the index to the collection -- "Tight Skirts of the Past 1," "Tight Skirts of the Past 2," all the way to "Tight Skirts of the Past 12". Interesting way to label a photo collection, I thinks, unless . . . so I click on the home page link, and woo-hoo, NSFW, this abundance of classic photos is located in a site dedicated to women mostly in tight skirts. But I'm not going to criticize the webmaster's motivation, he put together a fabulous collection of fashion photos, some still with their captions, which just adds to the fun. Fashion fun, that is.
However, actually wearing the combination of a tight skirt and tight corset may lead a lady of fashion to do strange things. Like, drop her kitchen table in the middle of the town square during a performance by traveling acrobats, and lingering there, surrounded by villagers who are ready to pelt her and the performers with flowers (it not being tomato season) if they are displeased. Or something. Enjoy!