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Washing Away Fat With Soap
The garçonne look was very popular during the 1920's, and one of the requirements to pull it off was to have a boyish, reed-thin shape. Because of it, women became obsessed with their weight, and a ton of wacky beauty products made their way into the mainstream. One of such being fat soap. There were different brands of body washes taking over pharmacy shelves that promised to literally "wash away" your fat like dirt!