A WWI recruiting poster from 1917 by artist Howard Chandler Christy showing a young woman in a Navy uniform: "Gee!! I wish I were a man, I'd join the Navy. Be a man and do it. United States Navy recruiting station."
1920′s Silhouette: The key was feminine grace, but without curves. This loose clothing fad only lasted a short while & eventually was replaced by more austere lines in the more grim days of the 1930′s. A slender & flat chested silhouette was the objective for women, & large busts could be flattened with the help of early bras like the infamous Symington Side Lacer.