And she spread out her arms to show her short-waisted, lace-trimmed, dainty gray dress, girdled with a broad ribbon just below the breast.
Short-waisted men can find a solution in a pair of low-rise pants or a pair of pants one size larger in the waist and one size smaller in the inseam.
Where plus sized 60s and 70s clothing can fail a woman is with the short waisted suits of the later 1960s and higher waisted trousers in the 1970s.
Get a short-waisted bustier if you don't need to trim your midsection, which can help if you usually wear separates.
Pear-shaped ladies tend to be short-waisted, so it's extremely important to lengthen the torso.