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Through the 1950s, waistlines were dropped and then raised and then dispensed with all together in his sack dress, which despite its name was flattering to all shapes and was widely copied.
Yet when Fowler wasn't toddling around in some hideous 70s-style sack dress, musing moronically about what she was going to plant next in her "small" 20ft by 60ft Victorian garden, she was showing us around a garden so ample that the advice of the permaculture enthusiasts who owned it was to put plants needing the most attention close to the house, and put fruit trees, nut trees and hedges further away.
Body conscious sophistication is toppling the cult of the sack dress.