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What's the meaning of the phrase 'Fashion victim'?

Someone who slavishly follows fashion trends.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Fashion victim'?

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Fashion victims have been around for longer than you might think.
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This term came into prominence in the 1970s and 80s. It is an older phrase than that though and was in common use in the 1930s; for example, this piece from the Utah newspaper The Ogden Standard-Examiner, July 1932:

"Hips must still be hide their humps beneath elastic metal stays, but the fashion victim will be permitted sufficient expansion of the diaphragm to draw a reasonable number of good breaths per hour."

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