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Vintage Women's Products We Can't Believe Were A Thing

5. Ankle Corsets
Skirt lengths began to shorten during World War I, and only rose higher and higher throughout the 1920s. Since it was no longer taboo to flash an ankle, the fashion industry saw it as an opportunity to sell women more products. And they did so by giving them new things to stress about. 

Enter the ankle corset, which helped a woman's ankle appear slimmer in the new shortened skirts. The ankle corset was meant to do for the leg what the corset did for the waist: it "strengthened," supported, and shaped the lower leg.