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Boob Tube

It was hard not to stare at the girls prancing around in their spray-can fit designer jeans or satin pants, and that amazing piece of fabric pulled across their midsection, the Boob Tube. If you were a guy, you were in heaven.

During the sexual revolution, if going without a bra wasn’t bad enough, try bouncing around in an elasticised band called a Boob Tube, (or Tube Top as it was called in America). A Boob Tube was a simple piece of stretch cotton that snugged against the body, securing the bosom. The only fit came from the slight stretch of the material, and as long as you weren’t too plump, or too ‘healthy’ (as mother’s would say), you could wear a Boob Tube.

Dressing was never simpler than with the Boob Tube: the forgiving, one-size-fits-all top was plain in smocked cotton, shiny in spandex, or super in sparkly sequins. No disco queen could be without the Boob Tube, so go ahead, take a turn around the dance floor.

Just don’t hustle and bump too much, because remember, there’s nothing holding it up . . .