It’s an old-timey Lane Bryant ad! One of the Creepiest Vintage Ads of All Time.
Personally, I think the creepiest one is the Love’s Baby Soft ad. But a case could certainly be made for “is it always illegal to kill a woman?” Or… most of the other ones, really. (“Douche with Lysol!” is also quite a winner.)
Of the Lane Bryant ad, Retro Comedy says:
Who needs self-esteem when you can have a free fashion book for chubbies? Also, proving that advertising weight representation has always been screwed up, the girl pictured is totally not chubby.
I also think that skirt, pointing out madly to the sides, is a little bit crazy. Also, I’m not sure what exactly is “free” for “chubbies.” Is it the “Chubby Style Book”? Yay?
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