And some of us are glad of it

“Girls,” said Aristoc in 1969, “are different”:

1969 advertisement for Aristoc hosiery

The Aristoc name dates to 1934, when it was adopted by the then ten-year-old A. E. Allen company; eventually they were absorbed by Pretty Polly.


  1. fillyjonk »

    16 December 2018 · 8:34 pm

    Yeah, but I notice the four varieties of girls listed are “tall, slim, leggy or petite” and I don’t think I’d fit any of those. (“Curvy” would probably be the nicest euphemism a company would use for my build)

    I’d say “maybe fat girls didn’t exist in 1969” but then Mama Cass, so….

  2. CGHill »

    16 December 2018 · 8:53 pm

    This is their corporate sizing guide, 50 years later:

    Though not every style is available in every size. (Drat.)

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