OK, so, if I had this dress I would try to keep it pulled down. Still, I love the dress and I want it. All right, I think the image is amusing too. The girl is "casually" reading a book, while sitting on an excruciatingly uncomfortable surface, and casting a smoldering glace over her shoulder. It completely rocks. Somebody's grandma did this.
Vintage French Postcard
CHICAGO EXHIBIT SUPPLY COMPANY - ARCADE CARD - WOMAN SITTING IN SHEER OUTFIT - BROWN-TONES - 1930s
Advice to young women, 1905. "The prevalent idea that young men must 'sow their wild oats' is accepted by many young women as true, and they think if the lover reforms before marriage and remains true to them thereafter, that is all they can reasonably demand. They will not make such excuses for themselves for lapses from virtue, but they imbibe the idea that men are not to be held to an absolute standard of purity, and so think it delicate to shut their eyes to the derelictions of young men."